Real-world scenarios. Relevant learning.
Build your critical thinking and problem-solving skills with this program based on real patient cases.
In this journal-based CME activity, you will review the typical presentation, diagnosis, and management of fingertip and thumb tip injuries by following an evolving patient case scenario based on a recent article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).
After the reading, you will complete an assessment to test your orthopaedic knowledge, problem solving, and clinical decision-making skills.
As a result of completing this program, I am able to:
- Discuss the anatomy of the distal finger and nail bed.
- Describe appropriate evidenced-based treatment options for the management of nail bed injuries and partial fingertip amputations.
- Review the indications and contraindications for flap reconstruction of fingertip injuries with the use of local and regional flaps.
- Explain the surgical steps for local and regional hand flap reconstruction, including incision, flap elevation, attachment, and closure.
- Identify steps to prevent complications associated with the management of fingertip injuries.
Earn up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
CME expires May 2023