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Surgical Skills
AJ Total Elbow
Wrist and Elbow Reconstruction & Arthroscopy: A Master Skills Publication - Chapter 49: Total Elbow Replacement
Duration: 3:03
Cross Finger Flap
Chapter 38: Soft Tissue Coverage of the Hand - Hand Surgery Update IV
Duration: 2:27
Flexor Tendon Repair
Procedural Library
SORL Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Demonstration - Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity (Video 29.1)
Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication
Flexor Tenolysis - Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity (Video 22.1)
Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication
Modified Brunelli
Wrist and Elbow Reconstruction & Arthroscopy: A Master Skills Publication - Chapter 5: Arthroscopic Repair of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Repair
Duration: 2:54
Featured Videos, Articles
Preoperative Donor Nerve Electromyography as a Predictor of Nerve Transfer Outcomes
External Resource
J Hand Surg Am. 2014;39(1):42e49. Copyright 2014.
Electrodiagnostic testing, particularly electromyography, of donor muscles is an important adjunct when deciding on nerve transfer reconstructive options.   This article outlines a classification scheme that can help surgeons and electrodiagnosticians better communicate and figure out treatment plans for this complicated patient population.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014;39(1):42e49. Copyright 2014.
Creator: Joseph J. Schreiber, MD, Joseph H. Feinberg, MD, David J. Byun, BS, Steve K. Lee, MD, Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Carpal Tunnel Release - Standard
Surgical Skills Video
CTR
This video demonstrates a primary median nerve release at the carpal tunnel. View the table of contents for this video
CTR
Duration: 5:54
Nerve Repair
General Image
Textbook, Berger-Weiss
The uninjured fascicles of this peripheral nerve are seen from this end-on view after trimming scar tissue or injured tissue away.
Textbook, Berger-Weiss
Nerve Repair
General Image
Textbook, Berger-Weiss
This image nicely shows ‘breadloafing’ back on a peripheral nerve that has been caught traumatically.  A 15 blade or a nerve transection blade can be used to trim away any scar tissue or injured tissue to reveal the uninjured fascicles.  At this point a direct end to end coaptation may be completed if it can be done without tension.  Otherwise interposition graft or other material must be used to bridge the gap.
Textbook, Berger-Weiss
ASSH Newsletters
Correspondence News
April 2015 Correspondence News

Results of the survey Kevin Lutsky, MD asked, highlighting how different members handle post-operative instructions after carpal tunnel release.

April 2015 Correspondence News
Correspondence News
April 2015 Correspondence News

The author discusses his observations of what he calls the "hitchhiker's sign."

April 2015 Correspondence News
Creator: Daniel I. Singer, MD
Correspondence News
April 2015 Correspondence News

The author discusses his interest in the thumb CMC joint and how he treats it surgically.

April 2015 Correspondence News
Creator: Moheb S. Moneim, MD
BOHS Newsletter
March 2015 Business of Hand Surgery Newsletter
The transition to ICD-10 will be here in six months.  Let the ASSH assist you with the new ICD-10 “cheat sheet” of common hand surgery diagnosis codes, created by the ASSH Coding Committee.
March 2015 Business of Hand Surgery Newsletter
CME Opportunities
Page Links
Online Course

Subscribers will find articles designed for CME in the Review section of the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Page Links
Online Course - MOC Approved
This is an internet-based, enduring material CME activity based upon the digital capture of an instructional course (IC07) presented at the 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting.
Page Links
Online Course - MOC Approved
This is an internet-based, enduring material CME activity based upon the digital capture of an instructional course (IC25) presented at the 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting.
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