Stay on the Bone: AO Principles of Fixation, Revisited Sun, Oct 30 8:00-9:00 a.m. EDT

This course reviews fundamental principles and current concepts in management of skeletal injuries of the hand. Discussion will incorporate the latest techniques operative fracture management. Topics covered will include: review of AO principles of fracture fixation, preoperative planning, decision making, and surgical approaches. Illustrative cases will be employed to highlight key concepts and an evidence based approach to fracture management will be emphasized.

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

  1. Discuss the concepts of stability, their influence on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve appropriate stability.
  2. Plan a treatment based on assessment, imaging, classification, and decision-making.
  3. Apply reduction techniques in fracture management.
  4. Use appropriate fixation techniques to treat extra-articular and intra-articular fractures of the hand.

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.