Date & Time
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
436 Hardware Made Easy: A Primer on Orthopedic Devices and Management

Orthopedic hardware comes in a bewildering array of shapes, sizes, and configurations. However, knowledge of basic orthopedic concepts will allow you to make intelligent decisions about hardware management. Special topics of consideration include evaluation of hardware for infection, weight-bearing decisions, bunk placement, recreational restrictions, hardware removal decisions, and management of broken/displaced hardware.

Educational Objectives
  • Evaluate hardware radiographically
  • Describe the different types of commonly used hardware devices
  • Discuss hardware complications including infection, breakage, and pain

Level: Basic