Mangled Hand: Perspectives in Biologic vs. Bionic Reconstruction Thu, Oct 26 5:00-6:00 p.m. CDT

Mangling hand injuries are challenging for plastic and upper extremity surgeons. Decision-making for these injuries is complex, and it can be challenging to determine when a limb should be salvaged, and when the patient would be better off with prosthetic reconstruction. This session is designed as a point-counterpoint to discuss decision-making and outcomes for these injuries.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify injury factors that are predictive of successful limb salvage vs. amputation.
  2. Plan staged surgical intervention to optimize outcomes of biologic reconstruction.
  3. Discuss the important aspects of prosthetic reconstruction and how to optimize utilization and function with upper extremity prosthetics.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Programming, faculty and schedule are subject to change.

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