Sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® Editors:
Editor-in-Chief: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Co-Editor: James M. Stuzin, MD
Section Editor: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Media: Journal Article, Video
Release Date: 1/1/2012
Expiration Date: 1/1/2015
Estimated time to complete this course: 1.0 hour
Minimum Post-test Score to Claim Credit: 80%
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
This journal-based activity provides an introduction to the anatomical and clinical features of the primary deformities associated with unilateral cleft lip– cleft palate, bilateral cleft lip– cleft palate, and cleft palate. The diagnosis and management of secondary velopharyngeal incompetence is discussed. The accompanying videos demonstrate the features of the cleft lip nasal deformities and reliable surgical techniques for unilateral cleft lip repair, bilateral cleft lip repair, and radical intravelar veloplasty.
After reading this article, the participant should be able to:
1. Recognize the clinical features associated with unilateral cleft lip, bilateral cleft lip, the cleft lip nasal deformity, cleft palate, and velopharyngeal insufficiency.
2. Describe the most frequently used techniques for repair of cleft lip and palate.
3. Understand the methods for diagnosis and indications for surgical treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Dr. Rohrich, MD receives royalties from Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. and Micrins, Inc. Dr. Rohrich is the Principal/Co-Principal Investigator of research grants awarded to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, from Medicis, Mentor, and Contura Pharmaceutical. All research funds are provided directly to UT Southwestern. Dr. Fisher does not have relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Dr. Sommerlad does not have relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Dr. Stuzin has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Dr. Lalonde is a consultant for ASSI Instruments. All ASPS staff members managing this activity have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.