This article has been prepared to accompany practice-based assessment with ongoing surgical education for the Maintenance of Certification for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It is designed for clinicians to analyze and structure their care of a patient with arthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint.
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Assess the patient’s history, clinical examination, and radiographic findings to diagnose and stage basilar joint arthritis.
- Recall the cause and epidemiology of the condition.
- Formulate a management plan including non-operative management, and evaluate the candidacy for surgical treatment.
- Understand the rationale for the various surgical options available (including rehabilitation), their potential complications, and the evidence related to outcomes.
Richard H. J. Baker, MD; Jaber Al-Shukri, MD; Tim R. C Davis, 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
Media: Journal Article, Video
Release Date: 12/28/2016
Expiration Date: 7/18/2022
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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