This is an internet-based, enduring material CME activity based upon the digital capture of an instructional course (ICL01) presented at the 2012 ASSH Annual Meeting.
Date of Original Release: This course was initially presented and recorded on September 6, 2012 at the 2012 ASSH Annual Meeting.
Termination Date: The course is available for CME credit through August 31, 2015.
Chair: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
Faculty: A. Lee Osterman, MD, Charles J. Eaton, MD, John G. Seiler, III, MD
Royalty Support: ASSI instruments (Lalonde); Elsevier (Osterman)
Consulting Fees: ASSI instruments (Lalonde); Medartis, Auxilium, Arthrex (Osterman); OrthoHelix(Seiler)
Contracted Research: Auxilium (Osterman)
Honoraria: visiting professorships (Osterman)
Intellectual Property Rights / Patent Holder: Medartis (Osterman)
Nothing of financial value to disclose (Eaton)
• Contrast the relative risks and benefits of surgery, needle aponeurotomy and enzymes.
• Justify the choice of management of surgery, needle aponeurotomy and enzymes.
• Analyse when to use the different treatments of Dupuytren’s.
• Describe how to perform needle aponeurotomy and enzyme injection for Dupuytren’s.
• Identify pearls and avoid pitfalls in the management of Dupuytren’s.
Course Format: This course consists of an online pre-test, four 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, receive a 100% passing grade on the post-test, and complete an online evaluation by August 31, 2015. 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: This is an ABPS MOC approved course. The current status of MOC requirements for ABPS and ABOS will be outlined. The course will fulfill some of the requirements for part II and part IV for the ABPS Dupuytren’s practice improvement module. The best current literature evidence in managing Dupuytren’s contracture with surgery, needle aponeurotomy and enzymes will be reviewed. Pearls and pitfalls of surgery, needle aponeurotomy and enzyme injection will be shown with film and discussed. Ample time will be spent reviewing the risks and benefits of the three treaments, as well as how the discussants decide which treatment they will use and when. The wide awake approach to Dupuytren’s surgery will be explained with film. This technique allows unsedated, tourniquet-free, comfortable patients to actively move and see movement of the fingers at the end of surgery without any of the risks and inconveniences of general anesthesia. This course is aimed at board certified diplomates who have experience in Dupuytren’s surgery and who want to improve their practice. The course providers intend to get straight to the important areas of discussion and bypass intro level material. They want participants to leave feeling that they have learned the best that providers have to offer that may be new, practical or useful to improve their practice. ASSH will provide multiple choice questions online before the course, as well as the same post-test after the course to see how participants improve their scores.
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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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