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 2012 Online Clinical Review

In this activity, 3 review articles published in 2011 in The Journal of Hand Surgery [Am] were selected by the editor and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and packaged as an MOC-approved internet enduring material activity.
Dates of Original Release: These articles were first published in 2011.

Termination Date: This course is available for CME credit through December 31, 2013.

Editor: Scott H. Kozin, MD

Article 1: Zone II: Repair or Resect the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis
Author: Mark Henry, MD
Article 2: Update on Nonautogenous Interposition Arthroplasty for Thumb Basilar Joint Arthritis
Authors: Michael V. Birman, MD, Robert J. Strauch, MD
Article 3: Metacarpophalangeal Hyperextension Deformity Associated with Trapezial-Metacarpal Arthritis
Author: Ryan Klinefelter, MD

No benefits in any form have been received or will be received related directly or indirectly to the subjects of these articles.
Objectives: After completing this activity, hand surgeons will be able to demonstrate an increase in or affirmation of their knowledge of hand and upper extremity surgery. They will also be able to evaluate the appropriateness of clinical data and apply it to their practice and to the provision of patient care.

Course Format: This activity contains 3 clinically relevant articles selected by the editor to be offered for CME. For CME credit, the participant must read all 3 articles which can be viewed online or downloaded, and correctly answer related questions through an online examination. An MOC-Approved Internet Enduring Material Activity fee of $20.00 includes the exam questions/answers and access to the JHS articles referenced.

Participation Requirements: To qualify for CME credit, participants must read all three articles, receive a 100% passing grade on the post-test, and complete the evaluation by December 31, 2013.  Participants will be allowed three attempts to pass the test.

Estimated Time: The estimated time to complete this course is 2 hours.

CME Credit Hours
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 2.00 "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 questions regarding all 3 articles; answering questions for only 1 article will not fulfill CME requirements for this activity. Click here for full information on ASSH CME policies.
Course Summary:  The hand surgeon will read the 3 articles provided, answer 6 multiple choice assessment questions, and complete the post-test evaluation. The estimated time for completion of these 3 steps is 2.00 hours. Reference lists are provided at the end of each article if the participant would like to continue researching the topic.
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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:
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