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Precourse 04 - Treatment of Hand and Wrist Injuries in Elite Athletes

Wednesday, September 5

12:30 – 4:30 PM  

Location: Regency Ballroom B, Hyatt Regency Convention Center

Co-Chairs: Michelle G. Carlson, MD, Michael J. Hayton, MD, Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, Thomas A. Wiedrich, MD

Members – $195
Nonmembers – $225
Senior Members - $145
Residents & Fellows – $75
Allied Health – $125
CME: The ASSH designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Audience Level: Intermediate



This course not only describes common hand and wrist injuries in elite athletes, but it focuses on injury-specific timing of surgery and return to play.  Speakers include surgeons in panel discussions, a trainer, a lawyer, and an agent.  Decision making will be discussed at the professional, college, high school and recreational level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess common hand and wrist injuries in athletes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sport-specific issues affecting timing of surgery and return to play.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with contract negotiations and legal ramifications of treating the elite athlete.

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Mark E. Baratz, MD
Mark Bartelstein
Gordon A. Brody, MD
Jennifer A. Brown
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Carlton M. Clinkscales, MD
James Christman
Randall W. Culp, MD
Peter J. Evans, MD, PhD, FRCSC
R. Glenn Gaston, MD
Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
Thomas J. Graham, MD
Michael J. Hayton, MD
Thomas C. Howard, III, MD
Jeffrey B. Husband, MD
Gary M. Lourie, MD
Charles P. Melone, Jr., MD
A. Lee Osterman, MD
Elizabeth A. Ouellette, MD, MBA
Arthur C. Rettig, MD
Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD
David E. Ruchelsman, MD
Steven S. Shin, MD
Dean W. Smith, MD
Adam C. Watts, MRCS
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Thomas A. Wiedrich, MD
Claude S. Williams, IV, MD


12:30 ​ ​Introduction ​Michelle G. Carlson, MD
I. Moderator: Michelle G. Carlson, MD
​12:35 ​Scapholunate Ligament Injury ​Charles P. Melone, Jr., MD
​12:40 ​Panel Discussion ​Charles P. Melone, Jr., MD, Thomas J. Graham, MD, Gordon A. Brody, MD
​12:50 ​Traumatic TFCC Tear, Peripheral ​Thomas A. Wiedrich, MD
​12:55 ​Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction ​Mark E. Baratz, MD
​1:00 ​Panel Discussion ​Thomas C. Howard, III, MD, A. Lee Osterman, MD, Thomas A. Wiedrich, MD, Randall W. Culp, MD
​1:10 ​Scaphoid Fracture ​David E. Ruchelsman, MD
​1:15 ​Panel Discussion David E. Ruchelsman, MD, Michelle G. Carlson, MD, R. Glenn Gaston, MD
​1:25 ​Discussion of Contract Negotiations ​Mark Bartelstein
II. Moderator: Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
​1:35 ​Boxer’s Knuckle ​Michael J. Hayton, MD
​1:40 ​Panel Discussion ​Michael J. Hayton, MD, Charles P. Melone, Jr., MD
​1:50 ​Hamate Hook and Pisiform Fracture ​Andrew J. Weiland, MD
​1:55 ​Panel Discussion ​Andrew J. Weiland, MD, Jeffrey B. Husband, MD, Arthur C. Rettig, MD
​2:05 ​Phalangeal Fracture ​R. Glenn Gaston, MD
​2:10 ​Panel Discussion ​R. Glenn Gaston, MD, Steven S. Shin, MD, Peter J. Evans, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
​2:20 ​Trainer ​Jennifer A. Brown
III. Moderator: Thomas A. Wiedrich, MD
​2:40 ​Thumb Ligament Injuries RCL and UCL ​Michelle G. Carlson, MD
​2:45 ​Panel Discussion ​Michelle G. Carlson, MD, Randall W. Culp, MD, Claude S. Williams, IV, MD
​2:55 ​Tendon Rupture: Mallet and FDP ​Steven S. Shin, MD
​3:00 ​Panel Discussion ​Steven S. Shin, MD, Elizabeth A. Ouellette, MD, MBA, Gordon A. Brody, MD
​3:10 ​Bennet’s Fracture and Metacarpal Fracture ​Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
​3:15 ​Panel Discussion ​Charles A. Goldfarb, MD Michael J. Hayton, MD, Peter J. Evans, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
​3:25 ​Lawyer ​James Christman
IV. Moderator: Michael J. Hayton, MD
​3:35 ​Boutonniere and Pulley Rupture ​Gary M. Lourie, MD
​3:40 ​Panel Discussion ​Gary M. Lourie, MD, Andrew J. Weiland, MD, Dean W. Smith, MD
​3:50 PIP Fracture Dislocation​ ​Claude S. Williams, IV, MD
​3:55 ​Panel Discussion ​Claude S. Williams, IV, MD, Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD, Carlton M. Clinkscales, MD
​4:05 ​Ecu Tendinitis and Subluxation ​Thomas J. Graham, MD
​4:10 ​Panel Discussion ​Thomas J. Graham, MD, Dean W. Smith, MD, Adam C. Watts, MRCS
​4:20 ​Questions and Answers Discussion

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