Spasticity of the Upper Extremity: Management Strategies Including Neurotomy, Tendon Transfers, and Arthrodesis Fri, Oct 27 5:00-6:00 p.m. CDT

Spasticity is a challenging surgical problem with many etiologies, including congenital CNS pathology, stroke, spinal cord injury and others. Surgeons caring for patients with spasticity should have a broad armamentarium of techniques to address spasticity, including selective neurotomy, tendon lengthening, tendon transfers and arthrodesis.

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

  1. Identify etiologies of spasticity and understand diagnosis and surgical decision-making.
  2. Describe the surgical technique for performing selective neurotomy and various options for tendon lengthening and tendon transfer.
  3. Discuss the role of arthrodesis for patients with spasticity.

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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