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: 4/1/2012
Expiration Date: 4/1/2015
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.
The essentials of otoplasty will be described/illustrated for the following conditions: Prominent ears, underdeveloped helical rims (shell ears), macrotia, Stahl’s ear, constricted ear, cryptotia, and question mark ear.
At the conclusion of the online course, the participant should be able to:
1. Evaluate patients’ ears for needed adjustments to size, shape, prominence and symmetry.
2. Identify common ear deformities and describe methods to repair them.
3. Avoid or manage common complications associated with otoplasty.
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. The authors have no commercial associations or financial disclosures that might pose or create a conflict of interest with any of the information presented in the article. 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.