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Surgical Skills Featured Videos Newsletters Potpourr-e
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

By Michael Wheatley, MD By Michael Wheatley, MD

Duration: 8:03
EIP to EPL Transfer for Ruptured EPL

By Nader Paksima, DO, MPH By Nader Paksima, DO, MPH

Duration: 7:59
Microsurgery Training Video: A Step-wise Approach to Microanastomosis

By Grant Thomson, MD By Grant Thomson, MD

This video describes the technique for a microvascular anastomosis that can be performed in the lab. There is a step by step demonstration and tips for success. 

Duration: 23:03
Wide Awake Irreducible MP Dislocation

By Donald H. Lalonde, MD By Donald Lalonde

Duration: 9:01
Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation - Principles of Active Motion

By Donald H. Lalonde, MD By Donald Lalonde

This is a group of patients at different time points demonstrating principles.

Duration: 12:19
Wide Awake Flexor Tendon Repair

By Donald H. Lalonde, MD By Donald Lalonde

Duration: 12:51
Management of Pediatric Forearm Compartment Syndrome

This video demonstrates the approach to release compartment syndrome of the volar forearm following a closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of a supracondylar humeral fracture in a 7 year old female. It highlights the potential complications of closed reduction fracture management, including the entrapment of the median nerve and brachial artery in the fracture site.


ORIF Metacarpal Fracture

By Thomas E. Trumble, MD By Thomas Trumble

Describes management of metacarpal fractures through ORIF technique
Duration: 02:13