The Relative Motion Concept, Permitting Immediate Active Motion Following Extensor Tendon Injury and Repair

Date:  October 12, 2016

Time:  6:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM MT / 8:00 PM CT / 9:00 PM ET

Deadline to register:  October 12 at 8:00 PM ET

Presented by:  Wyndell H. Merritt, MD, FACS

Format:  45 minutes presentation, 15 minutes Q&A

This webinar will review the biomechanical principles of relative motion and its use and application to a variety of different diagnoses, including sagittal band repair, boutonniere and flexor tendons, and in concert with “wide awake surgery.”

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the appropriate use and design of relative motion orthoses.
2. Identify the anatomical and biomechanical rationale for application of the relative motion protocol.
3. Relate the real patient case studies to the application of the protocol.
4. Recognize the value of “wide awake surgery” to various diagnoses.

Attendees earn 1 continuing education hour/0.1 CEU for this webinar.

Registration Fee:
Members:  $35
Non-Members:  $55
Student Members:  $20
Student Non-Members:  $30


Wyndell H. Merritt, MD, FACS

Dr. Wyndell H. Merritt is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Hand Surgeon serving the Richmond Metropolitan area for over 20 years. He is known worldwide for his contributions to hand surgery and innovations in plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures. He offers surgical as well as nonsurgical treatment programs for a variety of hand problems as well as cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery concerns. He has lectured and published extensively over the course of his career.

Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Wyndell H. Merritt, MD, FACS, earned his B.S. degree from Davidson College in 1962 and received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina. He later completed general surgery residency at the University of Florida.

His training was interrupted, however, by the Vietnam War. While there, he received the Bronze Star and Chon-Hao Y-te Bai-Tinh awards for his work in reconstructive surgery at the Hue Leprosarium. Following chief residency at the University of Florida and microsurgery training at Stanford University, Dr. Merritt completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the University of Arizona and Stanford University. From 1975 through June 1983, he enjoyed a faculty position at the Medical College of Virginia, where he was Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the McGuire Veterans' Administration Hospital.

While at MCV, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Masters Program for Therapy of the Hand, and served as Director of the Virginia Hand Management Center. Dr. Merritt opened his private practice in July 1983, and is currently serving as Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at VCU Medical Center, and Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Virginia.