Functional Muscle Transfers in the Upper Extremity Thursday, October 27 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:
- Identify the indications for free muscle transfers in the upper extremity.
- Describe the donor options available for the use of free muscle transfers.
- Highlight the surgical technique and technical pearls of execution.
- 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.