A frequent challenge to orthopaedic surgeons and hand surgeons, the management of upper extremity nerve injuries can be controversial with nerve gaps not amenable to primary repair. Fortunately, surgical options exist for managing these types of gaps. Your expert faculty will review the available options, taking into consideration the unique patient, and the necessary anatomic and clinical variables when selecting the optimal approach.
Participate in this quick and practical overview of nerve autografts, allografts, conduits, and nerve transfers – with a focus on evidenced-based indications, surgical techniques, pearls, pitfalls, and post-surgical rehabilitation strategies. Both digital nerves and mixed peripheral nerves will be discussed.
At the conclusion of this event, participants should be able to
· Determine the surgical indications and apply techniques for:
o Nerve conduits use in traumatic nerve gap management
o Nerve autograft use in traumatic nerve gap management
o Nerve allograft use in traumatic nerve gap management
o Nerve transfers in traumatic nerve gap management
· Prescribe evidenced-based post-operative rehabilitation programs after nerve reconstruction
Round out the hour with engaging Q&A with your expert faculty!
CME Credit: This live activity has been approved for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This webinar can help fulfill the CME requirements mandated by the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.
If you can’t make it to the live webinar, a replay is available to all registrants! Register to automatically receive a link to watch at later date!
Peter Tang, MD
Amy Moore, MD
Michael Rivlin, MD
Kyle Eberlin, MD
Lorna Khan, CHT