This is an internet-based, enduring material CME activity based upon the digital capture of instructional course 15 presented at the 2010 ASSH Annual Meeting.
Date of Original Release: This course was initially presented and recorded on October 8, 2010.
Termination Date: The course is available for CME credit through September 30, 2013.
Chair: Warren C. Hammert, MD
Faculty: John G. Seiler, III, MD, Nicholas B. Vedder, MD, David Ring, MD
- Consulting Fees eg. Advisory Board: OrthoHelix (Seiler)
- Consulting Fees eg. Advisory Board: Gerson Lehman Group; Medacorp; Wright
Medical; Biomet; Joint Active Systems; Tornier; Acumed (Ring)
- Contracted Research: Stryker; Biomet; Joint Active Systems (Ring)
- Fees for Non-CME Services: AO North America; AO International; Several
- Other Financial Relationship: Stock Options: Illuminos; Mimedex (Ring)
- Royalty Support: Hand Innovations; Wright Medical; Biomet (Ring)
- Positions in ASSH: Evidence Based Practice Committee Chair; Deputy Editor,
Journal for Hand Surgery (Ring)
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to compare the current evidence available for diagnosis and treatment of metacarpal fractures and fracture dislocations to their own practice and make improvements that they deem necessary.
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to approach treatment of metacarpal
fractures with an evidence-based approach.
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to manage complications of metacarpal fractures, such as maluions and nonunions.
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be comfortable with secondary procedures, such as tenolysis and hardware removal.
- Upon completion of this course and its multiple choice question examinations at the end of the course, the participants will have satisfied and ABPS MOC requirements for part 2 (continuing medical education (ABOS and ABPS) and part 4 (improvement in practice (ABPS)) for the metacarpal fracture module.
Course Format: This course consists of an online pre-test, five online videos, a handout which can be viewed online or downloaded, an online post-test, and an online evaluation.
Participation Requirements: To qualify for CME credit, participants must complete each part of this course, and receive a 100% passing grade on the post-test by September 30, 2013. Participants will be allowed three attempts to pass the test.
Estimated Time: The estimated time to complete this course is 1 hour.
CME Credit Hours: The American Society for Surgery of the Hand designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 1.00 "AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™". Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The ASSH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Please note that CME is granted only after correctly answering all questions. Click here for full information on ASSH CME policies.
Course Summary: The focus of the course will be to review, condense and present the best available up to date evidence for management of metacarpal fractures. The style will be a practical, useful approach to the topic for those with emphasis on attempting to improve practice. Both operative and non-operative management of metacarpal fractures as well as complications and secondary procedures will be reviewed and participants will be able to compare their practices to the literature. This course is particularly designed for the experienced surgeon who has been treating patients with metacarpal fractures for a number of years and who may be undergoing MOC (maintenance of certification) requirements for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) or the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This course has been approved by ABPS and ABOS for credits required for fulfilling both part 2 (continuing medical education) and for ABPS for part 4 (improvement in performance in practice) of MOC for the metacarpal fracture module. All other surgeons, fellows and residents are welcome.
The course providers include surgeons involved in the development of an MOC program for ASSH and executive directors of ABOS and ABPS responsible for the development and implementation of MOC for orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons. Data on current practices of surgeons in the United States has begun to be collected by ABPS and ABOS. This data will be shared with the participants so they can compare their practice to current trends among colleagues in North America for treatment of metacarpal fractures.
There will be a post-test given at the end of the course. The multiple-choice questions will be evidence based. Upon completion of this course and its multiple choice question examinations at the end of the course, the participants will have satisfied ABOS and ABPS MOC requirements for part 2 (continuing medical education) and ABPS part 4 (improvement in practice) for the carpal tunnel module.
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Provider Contact Information:
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 822 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 880-1900. Fax: (847) 384-1435. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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