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Precourse 08: Congenital Hand

​Thursday, October 3, 2013

7:00 – 11:00 AM

Moscone West 3014

Co-Chairs: Charles A. Goldfarb, MD; Michael Tonkin, MD

 Precourse Fees:

ASSH Member - $195
ASSH Senior Member - $145
Non-Member Surgeon - $225
Allied Health - $125
Resident/Fellow - $75
Includes printed & electronic syllabus. 


This Precourse is designed to review common congenital/perinatal conditions affecting the hand and upper extremities.  Session 1 will review 3 common conditions for pediatric hand practices: arthrogryposis, cerebral palsy and neonatal brachial plexus palsy, followed by a comprehensive discussion on the assessment of the child, surgical indications and a review of selected surgical procedures.  Session 2 will focus on specific congenital conditions of the hand, emphasizing current practice and surgical options in 2013.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand key treatment considerations for arthrogryposis in 2013.
  • Understand key treatment considerations for birth brachial plexus palsy in 2013.
  • Understand key treatment considerations for cerebral palsy in 2013.
  • Understand the presentation of key congenital hand anomalies.
  • Understand treatment options for key congenital hand anomalies.

Audience Level: Intermediate

Keyword: Arthrogryposis, brachial plexus, cerebral palsy, congenital hand

Category: Pediatric

CME: The ASSH designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  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.


Donald S. Bae, MD
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Chris Coombs, FRACS
Marybeth Ezaki, MD
Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
Douglas T. Hutchinson, MD
Michelle A. James, MD
Scott H. Kozin, MD
Richard D. Lawson, MD
Terry R. Light, MD
David McCombe, MBBS, MD, FRACS
Scott N. Oishi, MD
Nicholas Charles Smith, MD
Michael A. Tonkin, MD
Ann E. Van Heest, MD
Lindley Wall, MD
Dan A. Zlotolow, MD



Session 1: 7:00 - 9:30 AM
​7:00 – 7:50 ​Arthrogryposis
​7:00 ​Assessment ​Douglas T. Hutchinson, MD
​7:10 ​Surgical Indications and Planning ​Nicholas Charles Smith, MD
​7:20 ​Selected Surgical Techniques ​Scott N. Oishi, MD
​7:40 ​Discussion ​Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
​7:50 – 8:40 ​Cerebral Palsy
​7:50 ​Assessment ​Michelle G. Carlson, MD

​Surgical Indications and Planning

 This presentation:  will include discussion of Botox, an "off-label" or other non-FDA approved, investigational pharmaceutical product or device manufactured by Allergan.
​Michelle A. James, MD

​Selected Surgical Techniques

This presentation: will include discussion of Botox, an "off-label" or other non-FDA approved, investigational pharmaceutical product or device manufactured by Allergan.
​Ann E. Van Heest, MD
​8:30 ​Discussion
​8:40 – 9:30 ​Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy ​Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
​8:40 ​Assessment ​Donald S. Bae, MD
​8:50 ​Surgical Indications and Planning ​David McCombe, MBBS, MD, FRACS
​9:00 ​Selected Surgical Techniques ​Scott H. Kozin, MD
​9:20 ​Discussion ​Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
9:30 – 9:45 - 15 minute break
Session 2: 9:45 - 11:00 AM
​9:45 – 10:00 ​Camptodactyly
​9:45 ​Overview ​Dan A. Zlotolow, MD
​9:51 ​Surgical Techniques ​Michael A. Tonkin, MD
​9:57 ​Discussion ​Michael A. Tonkin, MD
​10:00 – 10:20 ​Cleft Hand Complex
​10:00 ​Overview ​Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
​10:07 ​How to Obtain an Optimal First Web and Finger Position ​Terry R. Light, MD
​10:15 ​Discussion ​Michael A. Tonkin, MD
​10:20 – 10:35 ​Macrodactyly
​10:20 ​Overview ​Richard D. Lawson, MD
​10:26 ​Techniques to Obtain Optimal Finger Size ​Marybeth Ezaki, MD
​10:32 ​Discussion ​Michael A. Tonkin, MD
10:35 - 10:45 ​Kirner's Deformity
​10:35 ​Overview ​Chris Coombs, FRACS
​10:43 ​Discussion ​Michael A. Tonkin, MD
​10:45 – 11:00 ​Clinodactyly
​10:45 ​Overview ​Lindley Wall, MD
​10:53 ​Discussion ​Michael A. Tonkin, MD



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