2019 ASSH/AAHS Specialty Day: Tips from the Masters: Stacking Your Deck
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From: 03/16/2019 To: 03/16/2019

7:30 AM - 5:25 PM
Room 4401, Venetian / Sands Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada


Program Overview

With the fast-paced changes occurring in orthopaedics, anyone treating hand and upper extremity problems needs to know what treatments work best for their patients. This symposium offers time-tested techniques and evidence-based solutions for dealing with a myriad of acute injuries and chronic pathology affecting the upper extremity, including fractures and soft tissue injuries, peripheral nerve problems, and arthritis about the hand and wrist.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the learner will be confident in approaching everything from trauma including bony and soft tissue injury to managing arthritis of the hand and wrist.
  • In addition, the course will offer an update on “what every hand surgeon’ should know about less commonly encountered conditions such as pediatric trauma and vascular disorders.


Joshua M. Abzug, MD
Brian D. Adams, MD
Andrea Atzei, MD
Mark E. Baratz, MD
Randip R. Bindra, FRCS, MCh Orth
David J. Bozentka, MD
David M. Brogan, MD, MSc
Neal C. Chen, MD
Mihir J. Desai, MD
Brandon E. Earp, MD
Ryan Garcia, MD
R. Glenn Gaston, MD
Warren C. Hammert, MD
Douglas P. Hanel, MD
John V. Ingari, MD
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD
Jesse B. Jupiter, MD
Sanjeev Kakar, MD, FAOA
Amy L. Ladd, MD
Donald H. Lee, MD
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
John D. Lubahn, MD, FACS
Amy M. Moore, MD
Peter M. Murray, MD
Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
A. Lee Osterman, MD
Loukia Papatheodorou, MD
William C. Pederson, MD, FACS
Ghazi M. Rayan, MD
Marc J. Richard, MD
Marco Rizzo, MD
Michael J. Sandow, BMBS, FRACS, FAOrthA
John G. Seiler, III, MD
Alexander Y. Shin, MD
Jaimie T. Shores, MD
T. Greg Sommerkamp, MD
Ramesh C. Srinivasan, MD
Peter J. Stern, MD
Robert J. Strauch, MD
Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Jeffrey Yao, MD
David S. Ruch, MD
David R. Steinberg, MD


The ASSH designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Please note that ASSH does not provide Continuing Education for physical therapists. Visit the APTA website for more information.

You must register for the 2019 ASSH/AAHS Specialty Day Program during your AAOS Annual Meeting registration. You can not register for Specialty Day without attending the AAOS Annual Meeting.

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 Member  $99
 Non-Member  $199
 Resident/Fellow  $29
 Allied Health  $69
 Exhibiting Professional     $250 



Book your room through AAOS here: https://www.wynjade.com/aaos19/

Housing closes on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.



United Airlines is offering special discounts for this course.  You may book online at www.united.com (hyperlinked to: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/booking/specials/meetings/default.aspx) and enter code ZG55952115 in the Offer Code box when searching for flights. If booking through a travel professional or over the phone through United Meetings at (800) 426-1122, please share agreement code: 952115 and Z code: ZG55.

I understand that the material presented in this continuing medical education program (the “Program”) has been made available under sponsorship of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty which may be of interest to others.

As a condition of my participation in the Program, I hereby (i) waive any claim I may have against ASSH and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented in the Program; and (ii) release ASSH, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, as well as the presenters and speakers, from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the Program.
I further understand and agree that no reproduction of any kind, including photographs, audiotapes and videotapes, may be made of the Program. All property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to the ASSH. ASSH is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available. Costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel fees or penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.


Contact Katherine Ort at [email protected] or 312-880-1900.

Day 1

Session I – Extensor and Flexor Tendon Injuries

Moderator: Donald H. Lee, MD

7:30 AM – 7:35 AM Introductions David S. Ruch, MD, David R. Steinberg, MD, L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, and Brian D. Adams, MD

7:35 AM – 7:45 AM How WALANT is Changing Hand Surgery Ryan Garcia, MD

7:45 AM – 7:55 AM Mallet Fingers: When I Recommend Surgery John D. Lubahn, MD, FACS

7:55 AM – 8:05 AM Saggital Band Injuries “How I Approach Acute and Chronic Injury” Ghazi M. Rayan, MD

8:05 AM – 8:15 AM My Approach to Zone 1 and Zone 2 Flexor Tendon Injuries: How I Do It and Why! Fraser J. Leversedge, MD            

8:15 AM – 8:25 AM When Do I Decide That a 2-Stage Repair is Going to be Successful and When Do I Salvage? John G. Seiler, MD

8:25 AM – 8:35 AM What Are My Top Three Options for Coverage of Soft Tissue Defects in the Hand? Marc J. Richard, MD        

8:35 AM – 8:45 AM The Approach to Vascular Disease of the Hand: What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know William C. Pederson, MD, FACS

8:45 AM – 8:55 AM Mass Wisdom and Q&A

8:55 AM – 9:10 AM BREAK


Session II – Nerve Injuries

Moderator: Jaimie T. Shores, MD

9:10 AM – 9:20 AM Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Should We Start or Stop Doing Endoscpic Releases? Robert J. Strauch, MD         

9:20 AM – 9:30 AM I Have a Patient with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: What the Evidence Tells Me to Do Neal C. Chen, MD              

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM What Are My Indications for Radial Tunnel Release? Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD

9:40 AM – 9:50 AM Spontaneous AIN and PIN Palsy: Should They be Managed Differently? Peter M. Murray, MD

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM When Do I Perform a Direct Nerve Repair and Tips to Getting It Right John G. Seiler, MD

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM When is an Allograft Indicated? Is Autograft Used Anymore? David M. Brogan, MD, MSc

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM Nerve Transfers for Brachial Plexus Injuries Amy M. Moore, MD

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM Update on Improving Results of Primary Nerve Repair – Have We Gotten Better? Warren C. Hammert, MD            

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM Role of Supercharging a Nerve Repair Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM What is the Role for Targeted Muscle Reanimation? R. Glenn Gaston, MD

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM Key Note Address: What is the Role of Hand Transplant Now and in the Future? L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, and Jaimie T. Shores, MD          

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM Mass Wisdom and Q&A

11:20 PM – 12:20 PM LUNCH


Session III – Fractures  

Moderator: John V. Ingari, MD

12:20 PM – 12:30 PM Acute PIP Fractures: When Do I Open and When Do I Ex Fix? Randip R. Bindra, FRCS, MCh Orth

12:30 PM – 12:40 PM Hemi Hamate Grafts: When are They Indicated and When are They Not? Peter J. Stern, MD

12:40 PM – 12:50 PM Proximal Phalanx Fractures: How I Achieve a Good Result Douglas P. Hanel, MD

12:50 PM – 1:00 PM Metacarpal Neck Fractures: When are Pins Not Enough? Marc J. Richard, MD

1:00 PM – 1:10 PM Metacarpal Shaft Fractures: When I Pin and When I Plate Mihir J. Desai, MD

1:10 PM – 1:20 PM Scaphoid Fractures: What has Changed in 20 Years T. Greg Sommerkamp, MD

1:20 PM – 1:30 PM How to Approach and Graft and Heal a Scaphoid Nonunion Without a Vascularized Graft Brian D. Adams, MD

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM Distal Radius Fractures: The Evidence Supports Pins, so Why Plate? Brandon E. Earp, MD

1:40 PM – 1:50 PM Distal Radius Fractures: When is a Volar Plate Not Enough? Jesse B. Jupiter, MD

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM Pediatric Hand Fractures: Avoid Getting Burned Joshua M. Abzug, MD

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM Mass Wisdom and Q&A


Session IV – DRUJ Injury and Arthritis

Moderator: Ramesh C. Srinivasan, MD

2:10 PM – 2:20 PM Acute TFCC Injuries: How I Fix Them and Rehab Protocol Jeffrey Yao, MD

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM Chronic TFCC Tears: When Does a Repair Become a Reconstruction? David M. Brogan, MD, MSc

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM DRUJ Arthritis: Does Darrach vs. Sauve Kapandje vs. Arthroplasty? How I Choose Mark E. Baratz, MD

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM Salvage of the DRUJ: A Time for Prosthesis and a Time for a One Bone Forearm Douglas P. Hanel, MD

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM Mass Wisdom and Q&A

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM BREAK


Session V – Wrist Instability and Arthritis

Moderator: David J. Bozentka, MD

3:15 PM – 3:25 PM What Works for Acute SL Tears? Michael J. Sandow, BMBS, FRACS, FAOrthA       

3:25 PM – 3:35 PM What Works for Chronic SL Tears? Andrea Atzei, MD

3:35 PM – 3:45 PM How I Approach Midcarpal Instability Alexander Y. Shin, MD

3:45 PM – 3:55 PM Is There Anything Short of a Fusion That Will Work for an LT with VISI? Marco Rizzo, MD

3:55 PM – 4:05 PM CMC Arthritis: Do I Still do an LRTI? Sanjeev Kakar, MD, FAOA

4:05 PM – 4:15 PM Anchor, Suture, or Tendon - Do They Work Long Term? Amy L. Ladd, MD

4:15 PM – 4:25 PM CMC Arthroplasty: Is There an Advantage to Replacement? Scott W. Wolfe, MD, presented by Daniel A. Osei, MD

4:25 PM – 4:35 PM My CMC Procedure Failed! What Should I Do? Loukia K. Papatheodorou, MD

4:35 PM – 4:45 PM What is the Role of Arthroscopy in Wrist Arthritis? A. Lee Osterman, MD

4:45 PM – 4:55 PM I Have a SLAC Wrist: How Do I Want I Treated? A. Lee Osterman, MD

4:55 PM – 5:05 PM Who is the Candidate for a Replacement? Marco Rizzo, MD

5:05 PM – 5:15 PM Mass Wisdom and Q&A

5:15 PM – 5:25 PM Closing Comments and Adjournment

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