A Message from the ER Hand Care Committee
Listserv Hot Topic: Distal Phalanx Nonunion
Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD
Managing Editor, ASSH Textbook
Four years ago, Council approved the creation of a textbook to be developed and published completely by the Society itself. This task was the largest publication undertaking in our history and required learning new skills by staff and member volunteers. The content and illustrations of the Berger/Weiss textbook, Hand Surgery, were donated by those editors to the ASSH to provide a foundation of infrastructure to work from in developing this project. An editorial panel and authors were chosen and the work began.
There was to be one very LARGE difference with this textbook. Technology to provide real time, web based access to every part of
the textbook content, illustrations, videos and figures, was a central component. This “eSavvy” textbook would meld nicely with the current substantial efforts of Hand-e and the future look of how members get information quickly and efficiently. And, most importantly, the content online can be updated and added to on a continual basis. New videos, modifications to existing chapter text, and further refining illustrations can and will be added seamlessly. The online textbook is a living resource.
In addition to the online version, the user can added their own notes and highlights for future use. Clicking on a reference in a chapter will bring up the full citation. The ability to go back and forth quickly and find what is needed is at your fingertips. Finally, the textbook content matches the core learning curriculum of the Society to help continuing education for members and efficient learning for medical students, residents and hand surgery fellows. LAUNCHING OCTOBER 3rd, 2013.
Click on the image above to watch a video from L. Scott Levin, MD, Chair of the ER Hand Care Committee.
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the September edition of Correspondence News with articles from Jerry A. Rubin, MD and Bahman Sadr, MD.
In this week's most popular thread on the ASSH Physician Listserv, a member presented a distal phalanx nonunion case in which the patient is requesting amputation. Many fellow listserv subscribers weighed in with their thoughts and advice.
How would you approach this case? Do you with to share your experience with members?
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