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Surgical Skills Lab: Tendon Transfers

Thursday, October 3, 2013

4:30 - 6:30 PM

Moscone West 2011/2024

CO-CHAIRS:  Ed Diao, MD; Allan Peljovich, MD 

Skills Lab Fees:

Member - $395
Senior Member - $395
Non-Member - $495
Resident/Fellow - $125
Allied Health - $95 

*Full meeting registration is required in addition to the lab course fees.


This skills course is designed to discuss and illustrate the presentation and care of the most common clinical situations requiring tendon transfers that most hand surgeons will come across with some degree of regularity.  We will go over the care of EPL rupture, median nerve palsy/severe carpal tunnel syndrome, and radial nerve palsy.  We may also discuss the treatment of ulnar nerve palsy time permitting.

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:
understand the principles of tendon transfer surgery. 
understand the principals involved in the management of common presentations of hand paralysis/weakness, and the surgical techniques to treat them.
Audience level: (basic - intermediate)
Keyword: Hand & Wrist, Other
Category: Nerve/Neuromuscular Tendon
CME: The ASSH has approved this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The ASSH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Allan Peljovich, MD
Edward Diao, MD
Joshua A. Ratner, MD
Ryan P. Calfee, MD
Harry A. Hoyen, MD
Warren C. Hammert, MD


​4:30 ​Fundametals of Tendon Transfers ​Allan Peljovich, MD
​4:35 ​Setting the Tension in the Midpoint ​Edward Diao, MD
​4:40 ​Topic 1: Opponensplasty – lecture and lab
1) Camitz transfer (palmaris longus and palmar fascia)
2) Huber transfer
3) EIP to transfer
4) FDS Ring Opponensplasty
​Joshua A. Ratner, MD
​5:10 ​Topic 2: EPL tendon rupture  - lecture and lab
1) EIP to EPL tendon transfer
​Ryan P. Calfee, MD
​5:40 ​Topic 3:  Radial Nerve Palsy –  lecture and lab
1) Pronator Teres to ECRL/ECRB
2) FCR to EDC / FCU to EDC
3) PL to EPL
​Harry A. Hoyen, MD
Warren C. Hammert, MD
​6:10 ​Questions/Discussion
​6:25 ​Closing Remarks ​Ed Diao, MD
Allen Peljovich, MD

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