Functional Muscle Transfers in the Upper Extremity Thu, Oct 27 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT

Significant nerve or muscle injury in the upper extremity can make conventional reconstructive techniques unsuccessful in reconstructing function. Free neurotized muscle transfers are a complex, yet elegant solution for significant injuries in the upper extremity.

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

  1. Identify the indications for free muscle transfers in the upper extremity.
  2. Describe the donor options available for the use of free muscle transfers.
  3. Highlight the surgical technique and technical pearls of execution.
  4. Discuss post-operative splinting and therapy protocols following these operations, along with outcomes data.

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.