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 Weekly Member Update - August 30, 2013


Download the 2013 Annual Meeting App!


Daniel Nagle, MD
Chair, Historian and Chase Library Committee
The Chase Library Committee is happy to introduce, the online presence of the Robert A. Chase Library and Museum.  For those of you who have not been able to visit the physical library at the ASSH Central Office, this website will provide a valuable resource for members and the public alike to learn about the history of hand surgery.  Through this website, you can view artifacts and images pertaining to the founding of ASSH, as well as pioneering hand surgeons such as Sterling Bunnell, Sumner Koch, Michael A. Mason, Adrian E. Flatt, J. William Littler, and Robert A. Chase.
We are hoping the Chase Library will become the preeminent resource for those wishing to conduct research on the history of our profession.  If you are interested in providing financial support to the museum, you may do so through the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.  Should you have hand surgery related artifacts you would like the Chase Library Committee to consider for inclusion in the library please take a look at our collection policy.
The committee welcomes feedback from members.  After viewing the site, if you have any questions or comments, can help identify individuals depicted in some of the collection’s photographs or if you are interested in volunteering for the Library or collaborating with the Committee, please email  We look forward to hearing from you!

Clinical Question

This week's question comes from ASSH Young Leader, Ryan Katz, MD:
What are other surgeons' protocols for rehabilitation after perilunate dislocations?  When is "dart-thrower's" motion initiated?  When are the pins / screws being removed?
To submit your response, click here.

Download the 2013 Annual Meeting App! 

The 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting App is available for download!  You can download it to your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet.  If you have a Blackberry or Windows phone, you can use the mobile-optimized meeting website (though you will need an internet connection). 
The easiest way to find out if the app is downloadable for your mobile device is to click this link: from your mobile device.  We have put a video together to help you get going.  If you have more questions, we can help
Test it out: we think you are going to like it.  If you find that your phone is not large enough, consider reserving an iPad to use at the meetingThe deadline is September 13, so act now! 


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Management of Complex Trauma in the Upper Extremity

November 8-9, 2013 * Rosemont, IL
We know that most of the talk lately has been about this year’s all-digital Annual Meeting, but we want to make sure that all the surgeons out there that who treat fractures and are interested in the latest techniques and treatment approaches register for our latest Master Skills Course: Management of Complex Trauma in the Upper Extremity.
The faculty is a Who’s-Who of hand surgery, trauma surgery in particular.  The interactive course format along with the ability to approach faculty at the breaks and reception will allow you to get all your questions answered by the experts.  You should leave feeling well grounded in upper extremity trauma.  Check out our program and register today!

August Correspondence News Now Available

Check out the August edition of Correspondence News, with an articles by Erdogan Atasoy, MD, Michelle R. Ritter, MD and Jorge A. Rodriguez, MD.