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NEW 2024 Journal CME: Comparison of a 2.7-mm and 3.5-mm locking compression plate for ulnar fractures: a biomechanical evaluation

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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. Method of ulnar fracture fixation varies depending on fracture pattern.
2. Larger plates provide more stability at the fracture site than smaller plates, assuming comparable fracture patterns and screw configurations.
3. High sagittal plane bending stresses increase the risk of ulna fracture.


Faculty

  • Author: Sophia N. Sangiorgio, PhD




Original release date: 02/20/2024

Expiration date: 02/20/2025

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Statement of Need/Description/or Summary of Gap Analysis:

The findings of this study suggest that 2.7 mm plate fixation of ulna fractures may lead to a lower rate of refracture compared to fixation with a 3.5 mm plate. 

Instructional Format: This Orthopaedic Trauma Association International Journal CME activity consists of a journal article, a quiz, and an evaluation.

Method of Participation: There are no fees for members to participate in this activity. Non-members must pay $30. This online activity consists of an article, a self-assessment exam, and an evaluation. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ credit, participants must read the journal article, successfully complete the post-test quiz, and achieve a minimum score of 75% on the quiz. The quiz includes 4 multiple choice questions. Learners will be asked to read each question, select an answer, and review the section of the article where the answer is found. Learners will be able to review the content and repeat the quiz as many times as needed. Upon achieving a score of 75% or higher, learners will be asked to complete a post-activity evaluation. A certificate of credit or participation will be available upon successful submission of the post-activity evaluation.



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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.

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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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Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass Please complete the following multiple-choice quiz. You must achieve 75% or higher to pass.
Evaluation
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CME Certificate
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Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available