2020 ASSH/AAHS Specialty Day: Controversies and Challenges in Hand Surgery
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From: 03/28/2020 To: 03/28/2020

7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Room W311E, Orange County Convention Center 
Orlando, Florida

Program Overview

This ASSH/AAHS Hand Surgery Specialty Day Program is focused on Controversies and Challenges that are encountered in hand surgical practice. The morning portion of the program is aimed at “What’s New and What’s Next” in hand surgery, with cutting edge topics and specific debatable issues in mini symposia sessions on scaphoid fractures and nonunions, evaluation and treatment of ulnar sided wrist pain, updates in nerve pathology, elbow injuries and carpal instability. Experienced faculty will present case-based scenarios, and engage in lively discussion and debate with point and counter point style presentations; audience participation and questions are encouraged. In the afternoon session, expert faculty will share “What you Need to Know NOW about Common Hand Conditions”. This session is ideal for the residents, fellows, advanced practice providers, and general orthopedists, but is also of interest and applicable to the practice of experienced and expert hand surgeons. An emphasis on common conditions encountered in hand surgical practice with a specific focus on “what the books don’t tell you” about how to manage specific challenges and complications will be provided. Practice enhancement and optimization as well as experienced words of wisdom from seasoned surgeons will round out the program. This program is essential for residents, fellows and new practitioners, but seasoned surgeons will also find pearls for their practices!

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will: 

  • List options for management of scaphoid fractures and nonunions, and stratify treatment options by goals and patient specific factors and outcomes.
  • Describe differential diagnoses for ulnar sided wrist pathology, evaluation strategies, and treatment alternatives
  • List indications and technique options for nerve repair or reconstruction, nerve transfer, and diagnosis and management of nerve pathology. 
  • Describe injury patterns seen in elbow fractures and dislocations, and list treatment options associated with acute and chronic elbow pathology.
  • Be able to recognize carpal instability and describe treatment options.
Julie E. Adams, MD
Brian D. Adams, MD
Mark E. Baratz, MD
Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)
Juan Manuel Breyer, MD
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Christopher J. Dy, MD, MPH, FACS
Kyle R. Eberlin, MD
Duretti T. Fufa, MD
William B. Geissler, MD
Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD, MS
Ruby Grewal, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
Douglas P. Hanel, MD
Michael R. Hausman, MD
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD
David Marshall Jemison, MD
Sanjeev Kakar, MD, FAOA
Graham J. King, MD, FRCSC
Amy L. Ladd, MD
Lisa L. Lattanza, MD
Nicolas Hyun-Woo Lee, MD
Donald H. Lee, MD
Steve K. Lee, MD
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
John D. Lubahn, MD, FACS
Peter J. Lund, MD
Deana Mercer, MD
Amy M. Moore, MD
Nash H. Naam, MD
Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
A. Lee Osterman, MD
Jason P. Rehm, MD
Mark Rekant, MD
David C. Ring, MD, PhD
Marco Rizzo, MD
Nicole Strauss Schroeder, MD
Scott P. Steinmann, MD
Peter J. Stern, MD
Jennifer F. Waljee, MD, MPH, MSc
Lindley Wall, MD
Adam C. Watts, FRCS
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Robert W. Wysocki, MD
David S. Zelouf, MD
Julie E. Adams, MD
Nicole Strauss Schroeder, MD


The ASSH designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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.

Please note that ASSH does not provide Continuing Education for physical therapists. Visit the APTA website for more information.

You must register for the 2020 ASSH/AAHS Specialty Day Program during your AAOS Annual Meeting registration. You can not register for Specialty Day without attending the AAOS Annual Meeting.

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 Member  $99
 Non-Member  $199
 Resident/Fellow  $29
 Allied Health  $69
 Exhibiting Professional     $250 



Book your room through AAOS here: https://www.aaos.org/housing/ 

Housing closes on Tuesday, February 21, 2020.


United Airlines is offering special discounts for this course.  You may book online at http://www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter code ZHTF126031 in the Offer Code box when searching for flights. If booking through a travel professional or over the phone through United Meetings at (800) 426-1122, please share agreement code: 1269031 and Z code: ZHTF.

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 (ASSH) 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.


Contact Megan Neal at [email protected] or 312-880-1900.

Day 1

Session I – Symposium on Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions

Moderator: Julie E. Adams, MD

7:30 AM – 7:35 AM Introductions & Welcome Julie E. Adams, MD, Nicole Strauss Schroeder, MD, Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C) and Nash H. Naam, MD

7:35 AM – 7:44 AM Pearls and Pitfalls in Diagnosis and Treatment Ruby Grewal, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

7:44 AM – 7:53AM Nonunions: Vascular Bone Grafting is Necessary? Deanna Mercer, MD

7:53 AM – 8:02 AM Nonunions: Back to the Future: Nonvascularized Bone Graft is Adequate Michelle G. Carlson, MD

8:02 AM – 8:11 AM Nonunions: Arthroscopic Treatment is Indicated Will Geissler, MD

8:11 AM – 8:20 AM Nonunions: When to Save and When to Salvage? Jason P. Rehm, MD

8:20 AM – 8:35 AM Collective Wisdom from the Crowd and from the Panel All Faculty


Session II – Controversies And Challenges In Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain​

Moderator: Nicole Strauss Schroeder, MD

8:35 AM – 8:44 AM Wrist Ligament Problems I Have Never Seen? David C. Ring, MD, PhD

8:44 AM – 8:53 AM Split UT Ligament Tears & LT tears: Pathologic or Simply Present? Sanjeev Kakar, MD, FAOA

8:53 AM - 9:02 AM Final Common Pathway- Constrained Distal Ulnar Joint Arthroplasty Juan Manuel Breyer, MD

9:02 AM - 9:11 AM DRUJ Instability in the Setting of Distal Radius Fractures – What to Do? Sebastian A. Von Unger, MD

9:11 AM - 9:20 AM How I Approach Problems at the Ulnar Side of the Wrist Brian D. Adams, MD

9:20AM - 9:35 AM Collective Wisdom from the Crowd and from the Panel All Faculty


Session III – Symposium on Nerve Pathology​

Moderator: Nicole Strauss Schroeder, MD

9:35 AM – 9:44 AM Allograft Nerves and Nerve Conduits & Substitutes – Passing Fad or New Gold Standard? Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

9:44 AM – 9:53 AM TMR – The Future Is Now Kyle R. Eberlin, MD

9:53 AM – 10:02 AM My Favorite Nerve Transfers Amy M. Moore, MD

10:02 AM – 10:11 AM Challenges and Timing Issues in Peripheral Nerve Injuries: My Algorithm Christopher J. Dy, MD, MPH, FACS

10:11 AM – 10:20 AM Compressive Neuropathies That I Never See Mark Rekant, MD

10:20 AM – 10:29 AM Compressive Neuropathies that See You Fraser J. Leversedge, MD

10:29 AM – 10:45 AM Collective Wisdom from the Crowd and from the Panel All Faculty


Session IV – Symposium On Elbow Injuries

Moderator: Nicole Strauss Schroeder, MD

10:45 AM – 10:54 AM Rehabilitation of the Unstable Elbow: What You Need to Know Graham J. King, MD, FRCSC

10:54 AM – 11:03 AM Elbow Disasters I have Seen Scott P. Steinmann, MD

10:03 AM – 11:12 AM More Elbow Disasters that Have Seen Me Adam Watts, MD

11:12 AM – 11:21 AM Seductive Siren or Sound Solution: Elbow Joint Arthroplasty Michael R. Hausman, MD

11:21 AM – 11:30 AM Soft Tissue Coverage Solutions About the Elbow Duretti T. Fufa, MD

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Collective Wisdom from the Crowd and from the Panel All Faculty


Session V – Carpal Instability & Its Sequelae Symposium​

Moderator: Julie E. Adams, MD

11:45 AM – 11:54 PM Scapholunate Ligament Injuries: an Expanded Understanding? Steve K. Lee, MD

11:54 AM – 12:03 PM Midcarpal instability: is There a Solution Out There? Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD, MS

12:03 PM – 12:12 PM Ligament Instabilities That We Don’t Always Recognize Scott W. Wolfe, MD

12:12 PM – 12:21 PM PRC vs 4CF – Pushing the Indications, Understanding the Limitations? Jennifer F. Waljee, MD

12:21 PM – 12:35 PM Collective Wisdom from the Crowd and from the Panel All Faculty

12:35PM  - 12:40 PM Last Thoughts and Adjourn All Faculty


12:40PM  - 1:30 PM BREAK


Session I – Surgery of the Hand

Moderator: Nicole Strauss Schroeder, MD

1:35 PM – 1:42 PM  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – They Don’t All Do Well Donald H. Lee, MD

1:42 PM – 1:49 PM  Tendinopathies Of The Upper Limb – What The Evidence Shows and What You Need To Know Robert W. Wysocki, MD

1:49 PM – 1:56 PM  An Update On Flexor And Extensor Tendon Surgery and Rehab: What Is The New Conventional Wisdom? John Lubahn, MD

1:56 PM – 2:02 PM  Dupuytrens’ Decision Points- What To Do And How To Do It? Nash H. Naam, MD

2:02 PM – 2:09 PM  Fractures I Never Fix (eg: Boxers and Mallets) Marco Rizzo, MD

2:09 PM – 2:16 PM  Pearls And Pitfalls At The PIP (Fracture) Peter J. Lund, MD

2:16 PM – 2:23 PM  Pearls and Pitfalls in Pediatric Hand Fractures Lindley B. Wall, MD

2:23 PM – 2:30 PM  Simple Hand Fractures That Aren’t Mark E. Baratz, MD

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM  Q&A and Collective Wisdom from the Crowd and From the Panel All Faculty


Session II – Surgery of the Wrist & Elbow and Things You Need To Know In General And In Particular

Moderator: Julie E. Adams, MD

2:40 PM – 2:47 PM Distal Radius Tips And Tricks You Need Now Julie E. Adams, MD

2:47 PM – 2:54 PM What You Need To Know About Common Elbow Fractures Lisa L. Lattanza, MD

2:51 PM – 3:01 PM Pearls And Pitfalls For CMC Joint Arthritis Amy Ladd MD

3:01 PM – 3:08 PM Mimickers, Mockers, And Messes: Things You Should Never Operate On Nicolas Hyun-Woo Lee, MD

3:08 PM – 3:15 PM My Pearls About Soft Tissue Coverage – Less Is More Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc

3:15 PM – 3:22 PM What You Will Need To Know To Make Your Practice Go From Good To Great David Zelouf MD

3:22 PM – 3:29 PM Top Ten Things You Will See In The ER That May Be Missed Or Mis-Managed Nicole Strauss Schroeder, MD

3:29 PM – 3:36 PM Workers Compensation – Taming The Lion David S. Zelouf, MD

3:36 PM – 3:46 PM Q&A and Catch Up All Faculty

3:46 PM – 3:53 PM Nerve Injuries – What Is The Appropriate Workup & Timing David Marshall Jemison, MD

3:43 PM – 4:00 PM Challenges And Controversies In Small Joint Arthritis – When To Do What Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

4:00 PM – 4:07 PM The Road To Acceptance: How To Get Your Hospital To Buy In For What You Need L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS


Session III – If Only I Could Be A Fellow Again…

Moderator: Nicole Strauss Schroeder, MD

4:07 PM – 4:22 PM What I Wish I Knew When I Was You Peter J. Stern, MD

4:22 PM – 4:37 PM The Papers I Wish I Had Read Sooner And The Ones I Wish I Had Never Read Douglas P. Hanel, MD

4:37 PM – 4:52 PM The Placebo Effect A. Lee Osterman, MD

4:52 PM – 5:15 PM Collective wisdom & Q&A All Faculty

5:15 PM – 5:15 PM Adjourn All Faculty


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