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 midshaft clavicle fractures 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:
- Describe the pathophysiology and etiology of midshaft clavicle fractures, including the epidemiology and mechanism of injury.
- Identify imaging studies that aid in delineating the nature and extent of midshaft clavicle fractures.
- Review nonsurgical and surgical treatment strategies for patients with a midshaft clavicle fracture.
- Explain technical considerations for plate fixation of midshaft clavicle fractures, including plate size, precontoured versus reconstruction plates, superior versus anterior-inferior plates, and single versus dual plates.
- Review the outcomes of open plate fixation versus intramedullary nail fixation of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures.
Earn up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CME expires May 2023