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Residents and Fellows Conference

30th Annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery

Wednesday, September 5 – 7:45 AM – 4:15 PM
Location: Columbus IJ, Hyatt Regency Convention Center


Program Chair: Warren C. Hammert, MD
Vice-Chair: Julie A. Katarincic, MD
CME Available: 7.25
Travel scholarships are available for Residents and Fellows in North American programs and Active Duty US Military. Deadline for applications has passed and notifications will be sent in early July.
Resident/Fellow $50
ASSH Member $250
Non-member  $350
Allied Health  $220
Luncheon Only $50 



The Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery is specifically geared toward hand surgery fellows and residents in orthopaedic, plastic and general surgery and allows paper participants to present their work on subjects within the specialty of hand surgery.  The opportunity for dialogue and the exchange of information makes this conference a valuable resource for all attendees.
During the scientific paper sessions, members of the Residents and Fellows Conference Program Committee will judge presentation style and content, leading to the announcement of the Joseph H. Boyes Award for best paper.  The award recipient will receive a cash prize along with an opportunity to present his or her paper during a general scientific session of the ASSH Annual Meeting following the Residents and Fellows Conference.
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss and critique presentations of clinical advances and research findings in hand and upper extremity surgery.
• Use the information presented in this educational forum to advance office practice  and the treatment of patients.
Be sure to join us for the Young Members' Forum directly following the Residents & Fellows Conference.
​7:45 - 7:50 AM Welcome! ● ​Warren C. Hammert, MD and ♦ Julie A. Katarincic, MD
Chair and Vice Chair, 2012 Residents & Fellows Program Committee
​7:50 - 8:00 AM ​Introductory Remarks W.P. Andrew Lee, MD
President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Scientific Session I
Richard I. Burton, MD

​8:00 - 8:05 AM

RF Paper 01

​Outcomes of Partial Versus Complete Flexor Carpi Radialis Tendon Harvesting During Ligament Reconstruction Tendon Interposition Basal Joint Arthroplasty ​♦ Nicholas E. Crosby, MD
Gregory Daut, MD
Mary Nelson, PT
Carrie Salvia, BSc
John Lubahn, MD

​8:05 - 8:10 AM

RF Paper 02

​Clinical Outcomes of Total Wrist Arthrodesis vs. Total Wrist Arthroplasty for the treatment of Posttraumatic Arthritis ​♦ Jason Nydick, DO
James Watt, DO
Bailee Williams
Alfred V. Hess, MD

8:10 - 8:15 AM

​RF Paper 03

​Functional Results of the Darrach Procedure for Post-traumatic Distal Radioulnar Joint Dysfunction Following a Distal Radius Fracture: A Long-term Outcomes Study ​♦ Brian Grawe, MD
Carrie Heincelman, BS
Peter J. Stern, MD

​8:15 - 8:20 AM

RF Paper 04

​Patient-Based Outcomes Following Surgical Excision and Flap Coverage of Digital Mucous Cysts ​♦ Junya  Hojo, MD
Shohei Omokawa, MD, PhD
Koji Shigematsu, MD, PhD
Ryotaro Fujitani, MD
Yasuhito Tanaka, MD, PhD

​8:20 - 8:25 AM

RF Paper 05

​Outcomes Following Total Joint Arthroplasty of the Distal Radioulnar Joint in Rheumatoid Patients ​♦ Elkin J. Galvis, MD
Joel Pessa, MD
Luis R. Scheker, MD
​8:25 - 8:30 AM ​Discussion

♦ Chris Lincoski, MD

​8:30 - 9:00 AM ​Scientific Session II Moderator
Peter J. Stern, MD

8:30 - 8:35 AM

RF Paper 06

​Comparison of the Midcarpal Contact Biomechanics Following Radioscapholunate Arthrodesis and Distal Scaphoid Excision ​♦ Adam Holleran, MD
Ryan Quigley, BS
Gregory H. Rafijah, MD

8:35 - 8:40 AM

​RF Paper 07

​Tissue Engineered Collateral Ligament Composite Allografts for Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction: An Experimental Study ​● Ryan Endress, MD
Colin Woon, MD
Simon Farnebo, MD, PhD
Anthony Behn, PhD
James Chang, MD
Joel Bronstein, BS

​8:40 - 8:45 AM

RF Paper 08

​A Comparison of the Biomechanical Stability of a Distal Radius Fracture Model Fixed with an Internal Radiocarpal-Spanning Plate Holding the Wrist in Neutral and in Extension ​♦ Tobias Mann, MD, MSc
Jason Dahl, MD
Margaret Thomas, BSc
John C. Elfar, MD

​8:45 - 8:50 AM

RF Paper 09

​Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly: Predictors of Functional Outcome ​♦ Daniel L. Master, MD
Nathan Bohnert, MD

​8:50 - 8:55 AM

RF Paper 10

​A Prospective Analysis of Patient Characteristics Affecting the Outcome of Dorsal Splinting for Soft Tissue Mallet Injuries ​♦ Gary Kegel, MD
Astrid C Marshall, BA
Steven Z. Glickel, MD
Louis W. Catalano, III, MD
O. Alton Barron, MD
Marissa Purcelli Lafer, BA
​8:55 - 9:00 AM ​Discussion Discusser: Kevin F. Lutsky, MD
​9:00 - 9:30 AM ​Debate: Nondisplaced Scaphoid Fracture: “To Screw or Not To Screw” ​● Jeffrey N. Lawton, MD vs.
● Sanjeev Kakar, MD
​9:30 - 9:50 AM ​Ethical Issues Regarding Billing: Ethics and Professionalism Committee ​● Philip E. Blazar, MD
​9:50 - 10:00 AM ​Break
10:00 - 10:30 AM ​Scientific Session III Moderator
♦ Julie A. Katarincic, MD

​10:00 - 10:05 AM

RF Paper 11

​MMP and TIMP Imbalance in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ​● Yvette Y. Ho, MD
Jinny Jacob, MS
Kevin K. Kang, MD
Jack Choueka, MD

​10:05 - 10:10 AM

RF Paper 12

​Avoiding Unplanned Resection of Wrist Sarcomas Mistaken for Ganglion Cysts: an Algorithm for the Evaluation of Dorsal Wrist Masses ​♦ Samuel Neil Crosby, Jr. MD
Vignesh Alamanda, BS
Douglas R. Weikert, MD
Ginger E. Holt, MD

​10:10 - 10:15 AM

RF Paper 13

​Percutaneous Needle Aponeurotomy for Recurrent Disease Following Open Fasciectomy: Is it Safe? ​♦ Fernando A. Herrera, MD
Prosper Benhaim, MD
Jason Roostaeian, MD
Scott Mitchell, MD
Kodi K. Azari, MD, FACS

​10:15 - 10:20 AM

RF Paper 14

​The Effect of Informed Consent on Results of a Standard Upper Extremity Intake Questionnaire ​♦ Taylor Buckley, MD
David Mitten, MD
John C. Elfar, MD

​10:20 - 10:25 AM

RF Paper 15

​Spontaneous Cord Rupture after Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injection for Treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease ​♦ Kiranjeet Gill, MD
David Friedman, MD
Christopher S. Litts, MD
​10:25 - 10:30 AM ​Discussion

Sheila G. Lindley, MD

​10:30 - 11:00 AM ​Lightning Round
A series of short case presentations focuses on three different surgeons’ perspectives on approaching the case, including a review of the literature and treatment options.
 ● Warren C. Hammert, MD
Andrew Chen, MD, Manual F. DaSilva, MD, ● Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD
​11:00 - 11:30 AM ​Classification and Treatment of Thumb Duplication Terry R. Light, MD
​11:30 - 11:50 AM ​Hand Jeopardy Quiz Bowl
The Quiz Bowl provides attendees with a friendly competition between residents and fellows to demonstrate their knowledge of anatomy, hand surgery and hand trivia.
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD and
Steven C. Haase, MD
​11:50 AM - 12:40 PM ​Lunch
Room: Columbus KL
​12:40 - 12:45 PM Introduction to Richard J. Smith Lecture Adrian E. Flatt, MD
​12:45 - 1:15 PM ​Richard J. Smith Lecture ● James W. May, Jr., MD
​1:15 - 1:45 PM ​Debate: PIP joint Fracture Dislocations – “You should always (or almost always) open these” Ryan P. Calfee, MD vs. Andrew P. Gutow, MD
​1:45 - 2:15 PM ​Scientific Session IV ​Moderator
L. Andrew Koman, MD

1:45 - 1:50 PM

RF Paper 16

​The Cost of Saying Yes: Hand Transfers to a Level I Trauma Center ​♦ Lauren Hinojosa, MD
Kelly Cline, MD
Gregory Ford, RN
Adam Starr, MD

​1:50 - 1:55 PM

RF Paper 17

​Delayed Flap Resurfacing for Digital Tip Amputations with Exposed Bone ​♦ Fillip Findling, DO
Charles P. Melone, Jr., MD
Daniel B. Polatsch, MD
Steven Beldner, MD

​1:55 - 2:00 PM

RF Paper 18

​The Tenosynovial Flap for Recalcitrant Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ​♦ Praveen G. Murthy, MD
Joshua M. Abzug, MD
Abdo Bachoura, MD
Sidney Jacoby, MD
Randall W. Culp, MD

2:00 - 2:05 PM

RF Paper 19

​Heterotopic Ossification in Open Periarticular Combat-related Elbow Fractures ​♦ Scott M. Tintle, MD
Kevin F. Wilson, MD
Jonathan Dickens, MD
Reed Heckert, MD
John J. Keeling, MD
Benjamin K. Potter, MD

​2:05 - 2:10 PM

RF Paper 20

​Association Between Task-Specific Disability and Restricted Wrist Flexion and Extension after Volar Plate Fixation of a Fracture of the Distal Radius ​♦ Arjan G.J. Bot, MD
Sebastiaan Souer, MD PhD
C. Niek van Dijk, MD PhD
David C. Ring, MD, PhD
​2:10 - 2:15 PM ​Discussion Discusser
Aaron M. Freilich, MD
​2:15 - 2:45 PM ​Scientific Session V Moderator
Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)

​2:15 - 2:20 PM

RF Paper 21

​Outcome of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release in Patients with Chronic Non-hand Pain Compared to those without Chronic Pain ​♦ Keith E. Follmar, MD
Monica Chetelat, MS
Scott David Lifchez, MD

​2:20 - 2:25 PM

RF Paper 22

​The Effect of A2 Pulley Reconstruction on Gliding Resistance and Bowstringing in the Setting of Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair ​♦ Spencer J. Stanbury, MD
Christopher S. English, MD
Zaneb Yaseen, MD
Tony Chen, PhD
Hani Awad, PhD
John C. Elfar, MD

​2:25 - 2:30 PM

RF Paper 23

​Long-Term Outcomes following Microsurgical Toe-to-Hand Transfers for Bilateral Metacarpal and Metacarpal-like Hands ​♦ Jennifer W. Hsu, MD
William Lao, MD
Fu-Chan Wei, MD

​2:30 - 2:35 PM

RF Paper 24

​Palmaris Longus and Long Finger Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Tendons as Anatomic Landmarks in the Proximal Carpal Tunnel ​♦ James A. Wilkerson, MD
Ebrahim Paryavi, MD
David S. Zelouf, MD
Joshua Abzug, MD

​2:35 - 2:40 PM

RF Paper 25

​Recent, Current, and Future Matched Hand Surgery Fellows: Demographics and Influences ​♦ Louis S. Brunworth, MD
Shravan Chintalapani, MD
Robert Gray, MD
Roy Cardoso, MD
Patrick Owens, MD
​2:40 - 2:45 PM ​Discussion ​Discusser
Julie E. Adams, MD
​2:45 - 3:00 PM ​Break
​3:00 - 3:30 PM ​Scientific Session VI Moderator
♦ Ann E. Van Heest, MD

​3:00 - 3:05 PM

RF Paper 26

​Complications of Retained Hardware After Plate Fixation of the Pediatric Forearm ​♦ Bryan Vopat, MD
Peter Fitzgibbons, MD
Patrick M. Kane, MD
Christopher Got, MD
Julie A. Katarincic, MD

3:05 - 3:10 PM

RF Paper 27

​Indications for and Clinical Outcomes After Isolated Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy for the Treatment of Distal Radius Malunion ​♦ Ramesh C. Srinivasan, MD
Deeptee Jain, MD
Marc J. Richard, MD
Suhail K. Mithani, MD
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
David S. Ruch, MD

​3:10 - 3:15 PM

RF Paper 28

​The Efficacy of the Flexor Carpi Radialis Approach for Carpal Tunnel Release in Patients Undergoing Concurrent Volar Plate Osteosynthesis for Distal Radius Fracture ​♦ Shruti Chudasama Tannan, MD
Ioannis Pappou, MD
A. Bobby Chhabra, MD
F. Winston Gwathmey, MD

​3:15 - 3:20 PM

RF Paper 29

​Functional Significance of Distal Brachioradialis Tendon Release: A Biomechanical Study * Siddharth Bhola, MD
Timothy Tirrell, BS
Orrin I. Franko, MD
Eric Hentzen, MD
Reid A. Abrams, MD
Richard L. Lieber, PhD

​3:20 - 3:25 PM

RF Paper 30

​Human Tendon Tissue Engineering: The Effect of Reseeding on Tendon Repairs ​● Taliah Schmitt, MD
Colin Woon, MD
Simon Farnebo, MD, PhD
Hung Pham, BS
Joel Bronstein, BS
James Chang, MD
​3:25 - 3:30 PM ​Discussion

​♦ Joshua M. Abzug, MD

​3:30 - 4:00 PM ​Your First Contract: Business of Hand Surgery Committee ​♦ Colby P. Young, MD
​4:00 - 4:10 PM ​Announcement of Joseph H. Boyes Best Paper Award ● ​Warren C. Hammert, MD
​4:10 - 4:15 PM ​Closing & Adjourn ● ​Warren C. Hammert, MD
​4:15 - 5:45 PM ASSH Young Members’ Forum ​Chairs: Warren C. Hammert, MD and Glenn R. Gaston
​5:45 - 7:00 PM ​Residents and Fellows Conference / Young Members Reception

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