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This week's Clinical Question comes from former Young Leader LCDR Leo Kroonen, MD:
Most recent literature suggests that in cubital tunnel syndrome, an in-situ decompression has equivalent outcomes compared to a transposition with a lower complication rate.
- If you do in-situ decompressions, how far proximally and how far distally do you release relative to the medial epicondyle?
- If, after you do a release, you find that the nerve becomes unstable (i.e. subluxes), do you address this with an additional procedure or not? If so, what additional procedure do you do?
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American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
PO Box 87916
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Register for the 2014 Self-Assessment Exam, ASSH’s premiere self-study tool. The exam comprehensively covers upper extremity surgical knowledge, from the basics through the very latest developments and concepts in the field. With the open-book format and test-pausing capabilities, you will have the autonomy to absorb the material at your own pace, on your own schedule, from anywhere you have internet access. Learn more
Our online exam enables you to:
- Take the exam up to three times to meet the minimum passing score of 50%
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February 7-8, 2014
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
The 2014 Electives in Hand Surgery course
is designed to help both surgeons and therapists master anatomical knowledge of common conditions from the fingertip to the shoulder. Topics that are infrequently seen in educational forums but are clinically common will also be covered.
The course will offer concurrent programming on Friday and Saturday morning, giving attendees the choice of which topic best meets their needs. Check out our program
and register today
May 2 - 3, 2014
Sheraton Austin, Austin, TX
Whether the wrist is part of your everyday repertoire or it’s an untouched territory you’d like to explore, Austin, TX, May 2-3, is the place to build your expertise. This course will present the latest research and techniques regarding disorders of the wrist. It will cover all of the common conditions as well as conditions that are seen less frequently.
The programming created for this two day course will give you all the best tips and knowledge that you need to provide state-of-the-art care to your patients. Apply the latest research and knowledge to your clinical practice and enjoy Austin. Learn more
and register today
Edited by Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD
New for 2013! Check out the book that Dr. Andrew K. Palmer says "covers a topic that is one of the most complex and fascinating areas of all of hand surgery—an area that has been dubbed the low back pain of the upper extremity." Thirty chapters written by world experts take the reader through the entire spectrum of disorders and dysfunction.
With over 300 images and Key Points/ Pearls & Pitfalls featured at the end of every technique chapter, Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain
is a welcome addition to the library of any surgeon, at any level, who is or will be working with patients who experience ulnar wrist pain. Available as a print book
the December edition of Correspondence News, with articles from Gary Schwartz, MD and Stephen F. Scarangella, MD.
ames P. Ahstrom, Jr., MD
Frank C. Hui, MD, JD, LLM
Peter J. Jebson, MD
Neil F. Jones, MD
William B. LaSalle, MD
Stephen M. McCollam, MD
Mitchell B. Rotman, MD
T. Greg Sommerkamp, MD
Maximillian C. Soong, MD
In 2012, AFSH received donations from 608 donors. ASSH has over 3,200 members. Which group are you in? Visit www.afsh.org/donate
now to support the Foundation that supports the future of our specialty.