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Treatment of Metacarpal Fractures

​Online Course - MOC Approved

This is an internet-based, enduring material CME activity based upon the digital capture of an instructional course (IC25) presented at the 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting.

Date of Original Release: This course was initially presented and recorded on October 4, 2013.

Termination Date: The course is available for CME credit through October 31, 2016.

Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

Moderator: John G. Seiler, III, MD
Speakers: Donald H. Lalonde, MD, Warren C. Hammert, MD, Jerry I. Huang, MD
Financial or Commercial Disclosures:
John G. Seiler, III, MD
● Ownership Interest with: Tornier, Doctors Research Group
Donald Lalonde, MD
● Consulting fees from: ASSI Instruments
Warren C. Hammert, MD
♦ No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jerry I. Huang, MD
● Consulting Fees received from: Arthrex
● Other Financial/Material Support received from: Auxilium

Activity Planners: Michael R. Hausman, MD, Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
Financial or Commercial Disclosures:
Michael R. Hausman, MD

  • Salary: Checkpoint Surgical
  • Royalties received from: NDI Medical;
  • Receipt of Intellectual Property Rights/Patent Holder with: Stryker
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
  • Royalties received from: Orthohelix Surgical Designs, Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;
  • Ownership Interest with: Orthohelix Surgical Designs;
  • Consulting Fees received from: Stryker Orthopaedics; Axogen; Bioventus
  • Contracted research: Orthohelix Surgical Designs, Axogen;

CME Staff: Angie Legaspi, CMP, Diana Shkap, CMP
Financial or Commercial Disclosures:

Angie Legaspi, CMP
♦ No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Diana Shkap, CMP
♦ No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe non surgical treatment methods for metacarpal fractures.
  • Identify surgical treatment for metacarpal fractures.
  • Discuss surgical treatment for thumb metacarpal fractures.
  • Identify management of complications.

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, and receive a 100% passing grade on the post-test by October 31, 2016. 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.

Course Summary: This instructional course will review the best evidence for treatment of metacarpal fractures. The course will focus on surgical and nonsurgical treatment strategies as well as managment of complications. This course is an approved by the ABOS and ABPS as an interim educational course for practice improvement modules (PIMS). This course is associated with a pre-test and post-test that must be completed to claim credit for use in the PIM process. Click here for information on the ASSH Online CME Privacy Policy.

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: meetings@assh.org.

©2013 by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

This course is available through the ASSH e-Learning Portal.

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