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Management of Complex Distal Radius Fractures: Beyond the Volar Locking Plate

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Recorded On: 08/26/2019

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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:

  1. Be comfortable with alternate surgical approaches to the distal radius
  2. Recognize problematic fracture patterns and how to treat them
  3. Learn tips and tricks for staying out of trouble

Faculty

  • Milan Sen, MD (moderator)
  • Amitava Gupta, MD
  • Matthew Koepplinger, MD
  • Robert Strauch, MD

Original release date: 8/26/2019

Last Review Release Date: 3/16/2022

Expiration date: 3/16/2025

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Statement of Need/Description/or Summary of Gap Analysis

Join us as we delve into the complex topic of managing distal radius fractures past the volar locking plate. We begin by describing what accessory approaches can and cannot be used and how to deal with the dreaded tear drop fragment itself!  Additional topics include severely comminuted intraarticular fractures and the usefulness of the wrist spanning internal fixation plate

Instructional Format: Online on-demand webcast consisting of slides and audio.

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™.

Disclosures:

The Orthopaedic Trauma Association has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education requiring mitigation of all conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest must be identified in the activity syllabus and/or program.

In accordance with disclosure policies of OTA and the ACCME, every effort has been made to ensure all CME activities are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. These policies include complying with ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and mitigating all relevant conflicts of interest for all individuals in control of content.  

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated


Milan Sen, MD (Moderator/Speaker)
Disclosures: AAOS - Board or committee member; ACell - Paid consultant; Paid presenter or speaker; Globus Medical - Paid consultant; Orthopaedic Trauma Association - Board or committee member; Smith & Nephew - Paid consultant; Paid presenter or speaker; Synthes -Paid consultant; Paid presenter or speaker

Amitava Gupta, MD (Speaker)
Disclosures: SBI - Other financial or material support; Stryker - IP royalties; Paid consultant; Paid presenter or speaker; ThiemeElsivier - Publishing royalties, financial or material support

Matthew Koepplinger, MD (Speaker)
 Disclosures: None

Robert Strauch, MD (Speaker)

 Disclosures: AAOS - Consultant/Speaker; American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Board or committee member; Journal of Hand Surgery - American: Editorial or governing board  

David Weiss, MD (Planner)

Disclosures: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science:

Editorial or governing board

Theodore Toan Le, MD (Planner)

 Disclosures: None

Utka Kandemir, MD (Planner)

Disclosures: Biomet, Research Support; Stryker, Presenter, Research Support; Depuy Synthes, Research Support

Samir Mehta, MD (Planner)

Disclosures: Amgen Co., Research Support; Medtronic, Research Support; Depuy Synthes, Research Support; Smith&Nephew, Consultant, Presenter, Research Support; DePuy Synthes, Consultant; Zimmer, Presenter

Hassan Mir, MD (Planner)

Disclosures:  Core Orthopaedics, Stock; Pharmacon Group, Consultant; Smith&Nephew, Consultant; Zimmer, Consultant

Brian Mullis, MD (Planner)

Disclosures:  Zimmer, Consultant, Presenter, Research Support

Sara Arns (Staff)

(This individual reported nothing to disclose);

Sharon Moore (Staff)

(This individual reported nothing to disclose);

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.

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support for this activity


Milan Sen (Moderator)

MD

AAOS: Board or committee member

ACell: Paid consultant; Paid presenter or speaker

Globus Medical: Paid consultant

Orthopaedic Trauma Association: Board or committee member

Smith & Nephew: Paid consultant; Paid presenter or speaker

Synthes: Paid consultant; Paid presenter or speaker

Amitava Gupta

MD

SBI: Other financial or material support

Stryker: IP royalties; Paid consultant; Paid presenter or speaker

ThiemeElsivier: Publishing royalties, financial or material support

Matthew Koepplinger

MD

None

Robert Strauch

MD

AAOS - Consultant/Speaker

American Society for Surgery of the   

Hand: Board or committee member

Journal of Hand Surgery - American: Editorial or governing board  

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