Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the educational activity.
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received. Questions about CME credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.
One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
The Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery is a multispecialty journal whose key mission is to provide facial plastic surgeons the most accurate and innovative information available to enhance their patients' quality of life. A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by the journal's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. The Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.
The overall learning objectives of this CME activity are to: (1) present new and clinically useful advances in wound repair and other laboratory sciences relevant to facial plastic surgery, (2) present innovative and practical surgical techniques to enable facial plastic surgeons to provide improved care to their patients, and (3) present important public policy and socioeconomic issues applicable to the academic and private practice of facial plastic surgery.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Hematoma Formation in Deep Plane Rhytidectomy Article
Educational Objective: To learn the incidence of hematoma following deep plane face-lifts.
Early Perioperative Use of Polytef Suspension for the Management of Facial Paralysis After Extirpative Skull Base Surgery Article
Educational Objective: To learn the technique of using immediate Polytef facial suspension in patients with paralysis following skull base surgery.
Anatomical Variations of the Sensory Nerves to the Fibular Osteocutaneous Flap Article
Educational Objective: To learn the anatomy of the lateral sural cutaneous nerve and its potential use as a donor sensory nerve in the fibula free flap.
The Fate of Fresh Layered, Nonsutured and Sutured, Autogenous Cartilage in the Rabbit Model Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the fate of autogenous, layered cartilage grafts in rabbits 3 months after implantation.
Intranasal Endoscopy-Assisted Repair of Medial Orbital Wall Fractures Article
Minimal-Incision Endoscopic Face-lift Article
Educational Objective: To learn the indications for the subperiosteal endoscopic face-lift.
The Dorsal Nasal Flap Revisited: Aesthetic Refinements in Nasal Reconstruction Article
Educational Objective: To learn the fine points of using the dorsal nasal flap.
Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2(4):291-292. doi: