Sunday, November 2, 2008: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
McCormick Place West
Panel: Chest Wall Reconstruction - Tumors, Trauma, and Infection
Understand that often misunderstood and underdiagnosed sternal non-union and chronic instability are now treatable with new technology using an orthoplastic approach and review the history of rigid sternal fixation with various different techniques and devices, appreciating current emphasis on patient selection. Assess differing management algorithms of acute versus subacute and chronic sternal infections and discuss different approaches available for reconstruction of the chest wall following tumor resections.
Panelists:Grant W. Carlson, MD
Craig H. Johnson, MD
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
David H. Song, MD
Moderator:Geoffrey L. Robb, MD

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