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Session Information

FOC U064 - The Art of the Complex Closure: Sometimes Less is More

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room D235/236

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: David E. Geist, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe techniques for performing complex closures
  • Utilize complex closures in different anatomic subunits
  • Examine documentation and coding for complex closures

The repair of complex wounds can be challenging and rewarding. The goal is to provide an excellent cosmetic result that is consistent with the patient's goals and values while also minimizing complications. In the right settings, complex closures can address medium to large defects that might otherwise be closed with flaps and skin grafts. This session will describe techniques for performing complex closures with examples in different anatomic subunits. Documentation and coding for complex closures will be examined. Management of complications will be reviewed.