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Precourse 10 - Congenital Hand Surgery: Current Concepts and Master Techniques

Thursday, September 6

7:00 – 11:30 AM

Location: Toronto, Hyatt Regency Convention Center

Co-Chairs: Donald S. Bae, MD and Charles A. Goldfarb, 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 4.25 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 precourse on the care of the child with a congenital anomaly is designed to review 5 common topics in congenital hand surgery and to provide practice pearls from experienced providers.  The format will provide a 25- minute review of syndactyly, hypoplastic thumb, radial longitudinal deficiency, radial polydactyly, and Madelungs deformity.  For each topic, there will be a review of the literature with an update, a video or photographic review of a common surgical technique by an experienced surgeon, and a debate on a controversial issue for each topic.  We will conclude with a session on congenital practice pearls, a discussion designed to share meaningful office and surgical tips from “Masters” in the field.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the state of the art in the care of common congenital anomalies.
  • Understand the most common surgical procedures for the care of the common congenital anomalies.
  • Understand the controversial issues in the care of the child with a congenital anomaly.
  • Learn practical tips for surgery and office care of children with congenital anomalies.

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Donald S. Bae, MD
Goo Hyun Baek, MD
Michael S. Bednar, MD
Marybeth Ezaki, MD
Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
Michelle A. James, MD
Neil F. Jones, MD
Scott H. Kozin, MD
Terry R. Light, MD
Alexander D. Mih, MD
Scott N. Oishi, MD
Michael A. Tonkin, MD
Ann E. Van Heest, MD


​7:00 ​Introduction
I. Syndactyly
​7:05 ​Overview/ Update
Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
​7:15 ​How to Do it ​Scott H. Kozin, MD
​7:27 ​Debate
Graftless (Charles A. Goldfarb, MD) vs. Grafts (Michael S. Bednar, MD)
II. Hypoplastic Thumb
​7:35 ​Overview/ Update ​Donald S. Bae, MD
​7:45 ​How to Do it ​Michael A. Tonkin, MD
​7:57 ​Debate
Huber (Donald S. Bae, MD) vs. FDS (Scott H. Kozin, MD)
​8:05 ​Questions/ Cases
​III. Radial Longitudinal Deficiency
​8:20 ​Overview/ Update ​Ann E. Van Heest, MD
​8:30 ​How to Do it ​Terry R. Light, MD
​8:42 ​Debate
Centralize (Ann E. Van Heest, MD) vs. Not (Scott N. Oishi, MD)
IV. Radial Polydactyly
​8:50 ​Overview/ Update ​Michael S. Bednar, MD
​9:00 ​How to Do it ​Goo Hyun Baek, MD
​9:12 ​Debate
Bilhaut (Neil F. Jones, MD) vs. Excision (Michelle A. James, MD)
​9:20 ​Questions/ Cases
​9:35 Break​
​V. Madelungs
​9:50 ​Overview/ Update ​Alexander D. Mih, MD
​10:00 ​How to Do it ​Marybeth Ezaki, MD
​10:12 ​Debate
Dome Osteotomy (Scott N. Oishi, MD) vs. Ulnar Shortening (Alexander D. Mih, MD)
VI. Congenital Practice Pearls Panel
​10:20 ​Pollicization Pearls ​Michael A. Tonkin, MD
​10:30 ​When Should We Get a Genetics Consult? ​Michelle A. James, MD
​10:40 ​Free Toe Transfer Pearls or When to and When Not to Do a Free Toe ​Neil F. Jones, MD
​10:50 ​Pearls and Pitfalls for Surgery for Metacarpal Synostosis ​Terry R. Light, MD
​11:00 ​When to Operate on the Pediatric Trigger Thumb ​Goo Hyun Baek, MD
​11:10 ​Macrodactyly: When to Debulk, Perform Epiphyseodesis or Resect the Ray ​Marybeth Ezaki, MD
​11:20 ​Questions/ Cases

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