State of the Science Fall 2022: Peripheral Nerve Injuries
The goal of this course is to provide participants with an overview of current operative, non-operative, and rehabilitative evaluation and treatment options utilized and implemented in the management of complex peripheral nerve injuries (PNI). The course will attain this objective by showcasing clinical and research lectures regarding the impact of advanced diagnostic, surgical, interventional, and rehabilitative techniques to maximize function and quality of life after PNI.
1. Describe the pathophysiology of PNI and current evaluation practices.
2. Discuss the utilization and rationale for surgical and pain management techniques for management of PNI.
3. Demonstrate advancements in rehabilitative care for PNI with computer and neural-interfaced orthoses.
4. Obtain training in diagnostic ultrasound for evaluation of peripheral nerves and common entrapment neuropathies encountered in clinical settings.
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated
David Spinner, DO
Consultant: Bioventus, NALU, SPR-I teach ultrasound and PNS Implant Training
Sami Tuffaha, MD
CE Speakers’ Bureau: Single paid talk - Checkpoint Surgical (ended January 2021)
Stockholder (privately held) Phantom Neuro (start-up) - Advisor, equity stakeholder
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 4.25 Attendance