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W008 - Hands-on: Nail Surgery

Monday, February 19; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Establish a solid foundation of principles that will guide nail surgery, from simple to advanced procedures.
  • Treat a variety of nail conditions with surgical techniques including punch biopsy, shave (tangential biopsy), longitudinal biopsy, and a variety of nail plate avulsion techniques.
  • Describe advanced nail procedures, including en bloc excision of all nail tissues.

Description

This session is geared toward all levels of nail surgeons, from beginner and intermediate to advanced levels. It offers small group, hands-on experience practicing a variety of nail surgery techniques. Participants will be instructed on how to avulse the nail using varied approaches, perform multiple different nail procedures (including punch, shave, longitudinal techniques and surgical treatment of digital mucous cysts), and for those with more advanced background, treat nail melanoma with en bloc excision of all nail tissues. Approaches to patient assessment, including surgical planning, equipment/suture selection, and anatomical considerations to optimize outcomes will be covered. Anatomy as it relates to safe surgical technique will be stressed. Fresh frozen cadaveric hands that allow for realistic hands-on practice will be utilized. This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 30 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at www.abderm.org.

Disclosures

  • Adigun, Chris, MD: Celgene Corporation – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Sandoz, a Novartis company – A(H); Sciton Inc. – SP(H); YouVeeShield – C(SO);
  • Billingsley, Elizabeth M., MD: Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. – A(Fees); Genentech, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Hedgepath Pharmaceutic HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – C(Fees), I(Grants/Research Funding); Regeneron – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Di Chiacchio, Nilton, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Hinshaw, Molly A., MD: Accure Medical, LLC – F(ST);
  • Knackstedt, Thomas Joachim, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Lam, Charlene, MD, MPH: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Loeser, Christoph R., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Miller, Christopher James, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Rigopoulos, Dimitris, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Skelsey, Maral Kibarian, MD: DermTech International – I(NC);
  • Starace, Michela, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Yost, John, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Zaiac, Martin N., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Schedule
Monday, February 19
1:00 PM
Dr. Hinshaw / Intro to Nail Surgery (anesthesia, asepsis, pre-op education, avulsions)
1:15 PM
/ Hands On practice for blocks, avulsions
1:30 PM
Dr. Adigun / Punch biopsy, Suturing nail plate to nail folds, pain management
1:45 PM
/ Hands-on practice for punch biopsy, suturing nail plate to nail folds
2:00 PM
Dr. Billingsley / Tangential Shave instruction
2:15 PM
/ Hands On practice for Tangential Shave
2:30 PM
Dr. Knackstedt / Flap approach to treatment of digital mucous cyst instruction
2:45 PM
/ Hands On practice for Flap Rx of DMC
3:00 PM
Dr. Di Chiacchio / Lateral longitudinal excision instruction
3:15 PM
/ Hands On practice for Lateral longitudinal excision
3:30 PM
Dr. Knackstedt / Nail unit excision for MMIS
3:45 PM
/ Procedure Practice/Participant Choice
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, February 19
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 7B
  • CME Credits
    3.00
  • Type
    Ticketed
    MOC
    Restricted
Directors/Co-Directors
  • Molly A. Hinshaw, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Elizabeth M. Billingsley, MD, FAAD
Speakers
  • Charlene Lam, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Chris Adigun, MD, FAAD
  • Christoph R. Loeser, MD
  • Christopher James Miller, MD, FAAD
  • Dimitris Rigopoulos, MD
  • John Yost, MD, FAAD
  • Maral Kibarian Skelsey, MD, FAAD
  • Martin N. Zaiac, MD, FAAD
  • Michela Starace, MD, PhD
  • Nilton Di Chiacchio, MD - Handout
  • Thomas Joachim Knackstedt, MD, FAAD