Master Skills Series: Management of Complex Trauma in the Upper Extremity

November 8-9, 2013
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, IL

Sponsored by: American Society for Surgery of the Hand


David C. Ring, MD
David R. Ruch, MD

Mark E. Baratz, MD
Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)
Thomas J. Fischer, MD
Doug P. Hanel, MD
Hill Hastings, II, MD
Michael R. Hausman, MD
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
A. Lee Osterman, MD
Peter J. Stern, MD
Andy J. Weiland, MD

Course Overview:

Audience Level: Advanced

With panel discussions of clinical cases and debatable topics, as well as hands-on cadaver workshops, experts in the care of elbow, forearm, and wrist injuries will bring you up to speed on the current approach to trauma of the elbow, forearm, and wrist.  The emphasis on adult learning in a case-based format rather than the traditional lecture-based format will provide opportunities to interact with experts on the management of trauma in the upper extremity and the hands-on lab will provide education on the newest techniques in the subject.
  • Recognize injury patterns in the elbow and forearm, the associated ligament and bone injuries, and how these direct optimal management.
  • Gain awareness of the major pitfalls in the treatment of arm trauma and how to avoid them.
  • Understand the areas of uncertainty and debate in arm trauma.
  • Discuss how patient preferences influence treatment decisions in elbow, forearm, and wrist trauma.
The ASSH designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.
Day 1 - Friday, November 8, 2013
6:15 – 7:00 AM                                  Breakfast
SESSION 1: Elbow Fracture - Dislocation
7:00 – 7:15 AM                                  Overview of Elbow Fracture Dislocations
7:15 – 8:45 AM                                  Debatable Topics
                                                                Case Discussions
8:45 – 9:00 AM                                  Break / Move to Lab
9:00 – 10:30 AM                                Elbow Fracture Dislocation Lab
·         Radial head ORIF
·         Radial head prosthesis
·         Coronoid suture
·         Coronoid plate
·         Sequential Sectioning of the MCL and Medial collateral ligament reconstruction
SESSION 2: Distal Humerus Fractures
10:30 – 10:45 AM                              Overview of Distal Humerus Fractures
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM                        Debatable Topics
Case Discussions
12:00 – 12:30 PM                              Lunch/Continue Case Discussions
12:30 – 2:00 PM                                Distal Humerus Lab
·         Extended Lateral Approach to Capitellum
·         Olecranon Osteotomy
·         Internal Fixation
2:00 – 2:15 PM                                   Break
SESSION 3: Forearm Fractures and Fracture-Dislocations
2:15 – 2:30 PM                                   Overview of Forearm Fractures and Fracture-Dislocations
2:30 – 3:30 PM                                   Debatable Topics
                                                                Case Discussions
3:30 – 3:45 PM                                   Break
3:45 – 5:00 PM                                   Lab: Forearm and Soft Tissue Coverage
·         Henry
·         Thompson
·         Boyd
·         Indirect reduction techniques
·         Plating techniques
5:00 PM                                                Adjourn
DAY 2 – Saturday, May 22, 2013
6:15 – 7:00 AM                                  Breakfast
SESSION 4: Distal Radius Fractures
7:00 – 7:15 AM                                  Overview of Distal Radius Fractures
7:15 – 8:15 AM                                  Debatable Topics – Panel Discussion
                                                                Case Discussions
SESSION 5: Scaphoid Fractures and Perilunate Injuries
8:15 – 8:30 am                                  Overview of Scaphoid Fractures and Perilunate Injuries
8:30 – 9:30 AM                                  Debatable Topics
                                                                Case Discussions
9:30 – 9:45 AM                                  Break / Move to Lab
9:45 – 10:45 AM                                Distal Radius / Scaphoid Lab
·         Extended FCR exposure and volar locked plating
·         Bridge plating
·         TBW ulnar styloid
·         Dorsal scaphoid fixation
·         Volar scaphoid fixation
SESSION 6: Hand Fractures and Dislocations / Soft-Tissue Coverage
10:45 – 11:15 AM                              Overview of Hand Fractures and Dislocations / Soft-Tissue Coverage
11:15 – 12:00 PM                              Debatable Topics
Case Discussions
12:00 AM – 1:00 PM                        Lunch / Case Discussion
1:00 – 2:00 PM                                 Hand Fracture Lab
2:00 – 4:00 PM                                 Optional Product Lab
·         Percutaneous and open scaphoid fixation
·         Plating of the ulnar neck
·         External fixation of the distal radius
·         Total elbow arthroplasty
·         Sled fixation of olecranon
·         Ulnar shortening osteotomy
·         Hinged/static external fixation
4:00 PM                                              Adjourn
Please note: Course content and faculty are subject to change.

​Registration for this meeting is now closed.  THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.


Participation Requirement:
Participants in ASSH  surgical skills programs must have completed or be currently enrolled in a residency program accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  Surgeons from outside of the United States are required to have similar residency program credentials.
All registration fees include breakfasts, refreshments breaks, luncheons each day and an evening reception in addition to the Advanced Techniques in Reconstructive Elbow Surgery course syllabus.  Course sessions and food functions are for the course registrants only—spouses and families are not permitted in these areas.
Registration Confirmation
All registrations are confirmed by e-mail.  If you have not received a confirmation prior to your departure for this course, please contact the ASSH Registrar at (312) 880-1900.
Refund Policy/Cancellation Fee
All refunds must be requested in writing to the ASSH Central Office at fax: 847.384.1435 or email
If written notification is received on or before October 11, 2013, a full refund, less a $150 processing fee, will be given.  If written notification is received between October 12, 2013 and October 25, 2013, a refund of 50% of the registration fee will be given.  After October 25, 2013 there will be no refunds.
Hotel information/registration
Reservation Deadline: October 25, 2013
Hyatt Rosemont * Rosemont, IL
          All course participants are responsible for making their own hotel room reservations.
          Housing for this course will be at the Hyatt Rosemont in Rosemont, IL
          Room Rates:  Single/Double Occupancy $145/night
          Please specify that you will be attending the ASSH Trauma Course
          Do not contact the ASSH office for Hotel Reservations
          Hotel Check-In time is:  3:00 pm       
          Hotel Check Out time is: 12:00 pm
Contact the Hyatt Rosemont:  (847) 518-1234   
Special Meeting Discounts
United Airlines has been selected as the official carrier for the course. Reservations must be made and tickets must be purchased a minimum of seven days prior to departure to secure the discount.  United will confirm reservations at the lowest rate available, provided normal qualifications are met. To take advantage of these special airfares, book online at and enter Offer Code ZNRX732986 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flight or contact United Airlines at (800) 521-4041 and reference Agreement Code: 732986 and Z Code: ZNRX.  Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.
Disclaimer and Waiver:
I understand that the material presented in this continuing medical education program (the “Program”) has been made available under sponsorship of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty which may be of interest to others.
As a condition of my participation in the Program, I hereby (i) waive any claim I may have against ASSH and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented in the Program; and (ii) release ASSH, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, as well as the presenters and speakers, from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the Program.
I further understand and agree that no reproduction of any kind, including photographs, audiotapes and videotapes, may be made of the Program. All property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to the ASSH. ASSH is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available. Costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel fees or penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.
Course Policies
To participate in surgical skills courses, you will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to the course.  ASSH policy mandates that every individual must wear protective wear provided during the lab session in order to participate in this course.
Contact Becca Daly, ASSH CME Assistant, at (312) 880-1916 or
Please note: ​Tabletop exhibits are not available for this course.
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