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Session Information

FOC U073 - Modern Nail Surgery: Aiming on Minimal Trauma and Nail-Preservation

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 704/706

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Christoph R. Loeser, MD - Handout

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

  • Evaluate specific nail problems and localize the anatomic site(s) of the pathology (e.g., nail-plate, proximal or lateral nail folds, matrix, nail-bed, bone, joint).
  • Identify appropriate measures for treatment, including nail surgery, considering age and individual history of the patient.
  • Develop strategies for planning and executing nail surgery with focus on nail preservation and minimal trauma, and formulate the combination of one-step diagnosis and treatment, whenever possible.

In dermatology diagnosis and treatment of nail diseases or nail problems have moved from severe traumatizing surgery to delicate nail-preserving and minimal invasive techniques. This session guides the audience from localizing the problem in the anatomic (sub)unit to planning an individual approach on the basis of instructive cases. Attendees will familiarize themselves with minimal invasive techniques starting from anaesthesia, the appropriate placing of the patient to the actual procedures. Useful instruments and methods will be introduced. The audience is encouraged to share their own experience and tricks of the trade.