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Failed IT fractures: What's best for patients?

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Accreditation Statement: The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:  OTA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Identify when revision fixation is appropriate, and how to do it.
  • Summarize the existing literature on treatment of failed IT fractures.
  • Review the main complications after arthroplasty salvage of failed IT fractures and how to avoid them.

Faculty

  • Moderator: Alex Stroh, MD
  • Aaron Johnson, MD, MS


    Original release date: 11/29/2023

    Expiration date: 11/29/2026

    Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour.

    Statement of Need/Description/or Summary of Gap Analysis

    While failure of IT fractures is uncommon, the sheer number of surgeries performed guarantees there will be a sizable and increasing number of failed IT fractures. Often arthroplasty colleagues are unable to assist or may not be well adapted to manage arthroplasty in the fracture setting. OTA members need to arm themselves with the tools to manage failed IT fractures and provide timely care for their patients.

    Method of Participation: There are no fees for members to participate in this activity. Non-members must pay $40. To participate in the activity, physicians will be required to take the following steps:

    • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    • Participate in the activity.
    • Complete the activity evaluation.
    • Participants who successfully complete the evaluation will receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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    Disclaimer: The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the OTA.  In no event will the OTA be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

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    Alex Stroh, MD (Moderator)

    Moderator

    Aaron Johnson, MD, MS

    Faculty

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    Failed IT fractures: What's best for patients?
    11/29/2023 at 9:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 12/06/2023
    11/29/2023 at 9:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 12/06/2023 Not all intertrochanteric fractures heal well. What should you do if you see cut-out, or spin-off, or any other kind of fracture failure? When should you try to refixate? Is hemi appropriate? Is THA better? Do I fix the trochanter, and how? This webinar will focus predominately on cases and review the scant literature to produce some guidelines to make good clinical decisions. 90% cases, 10% lecture – focus on surgical techniques with a bit of key literature.
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    Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
    Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available