The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) module series is designed to help the clinician structure their individualized course of study to specific areas appropriate to their clinical practice. This article is prepared to accompany practice-based assessment of preoperative evaluation, anesthesia, surgical treatment plan, perioperative management, and outcomes. In this format, the clinician is invited to compare his or her methods of patient assessment and treatment, outcomes and complications, with authoritative, information-based references. This information base is then used for self-assessment and benchmarking in parts II and IV of the MOC process of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This article is not intended to be an exhaustive treatise on the subject. Rather, it is designed to serve as a reference point for further in-depth study by review of the reference articles presented.Learning Objectives
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the anatomic malformations found in unilateral cleft lip deformity
- Discuss current methods of measuring the deformity and subsequent outcomes.
- Discuss pre-operative assessments, work up, and the use of early interventions prior to definitive cheiloplasty (ie. preoperative orthopedics, lip adhesion, etc)
- Discuss the different techniques uses for cheiloplasty and nasal repair.
- Discuss the use of post-operative splints, taping, or molding.
- Discuss the outcomes and evidence of cleft lip repairs and identify areas for future research.
Matthew R. Greives, MD; Liliana Camison, MD; Joseph E. Losee, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® Editors:
Editor-in-Chief: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Co-Editor: James M. Stuzin, MD
Section Editor: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Release Date: 11/25/2014
Expiration Date: 12/1/2020
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Rohrich, MD is the Principal/Co-Principal Investigator of research grants awarded to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, from Medicis, Mentor, and Contura Pharmaceutical. All research funds are provided directly to UT Southwestern. Dr. Stuzin has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Dr. Lalonde is a consultant for ASSI Instruments. None of the authors have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All ASPS staff members managing this activity have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
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