ASSH Chicago September 6-8 2012 Paul Smith discusses Thumb Reconstruction: State of The Art

Paul Smith will be attending the 67th Annual Meeting at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Chicago this September. Paul will be holding an instructional course on Thumb Reconstruction: State of The Art on September 6th 2012 at The Hyatt Regency Conventional Center.



Here is some information on the course:

IC27: Thumb Reconstruction – State of the Art

Moderator: Neil F. Jones, MD
Location: TBD, Hyatt Regency Convention Center
Options for thumb reconstruction after trauma include pollicization, distraction lengthening, the reverse radial forearm osteocutaneous flap and modified great toe or second toe to thumb transfers.  Case examples and surgical techniques will be presented.  Reconstruction of the congenital hypoplastic or absent thumb usually requires index finger pollicization, but microsurgical toe-to-thumb transfers are increasingly indicated.  The surgical technique of index finger pollicization and indications for microsurgical toe transfers for congenital  anomalies of the thumb will be described.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the indications for various techniques of thumb reconstruction.
  • See state of the art results of distraction lengthening, osteocutaneous flap
    reconstruction, index finger pollicization and microsurgical toe-to-thumb
    transfers in both adults and children.
Paul Smith, MD
Raja Sabapathy, MD
Francisco Del Piñal, MD
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