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ASSH makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information posted on the ASSH Web site.  The information, opinions, and recommendations presented within ASSH’s Web site are for general information only.  Such information should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified hand surgeon.  Unless specifically stated otherwise, ASSH does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned on the ASSH Web site, and information from the Web site should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement.  Moreover, ASSH makes no warranty that its Web site, or the server that makes it available, is free of viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.  ASSH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL’S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE ASSH WEB SITE OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE SITE.

Links or pointers connecting the ASSH Web site with other Internet sites are provided as a courtesy only and do not imply, directly or indirectly, the endorsement, sponsorship, or approval by ASSH of the linked site, the organization or individual operating the site, or any product, service or organization referenced in the site.  In general, any Web site that has an address (or URL) that does not contain “” or “” is a linked Web site.  The content of any linked site does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of ASSH.  ASSH assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site or for the compliance with applicable laws of such linked sites.


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Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 880-1900
Fax: (847) 384-1435

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