What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist: Distal Radius, Carpus and Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain
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From: 05/29/2020 To: 05/30/2020

San Diego, California

This course will present up-to-date information and techniques regarding disorders that are treated by hand surgeons. In addition to covering common conditions and ensuring the participants have the best information and knowledge to provide state-of-the-art care, the course will also review conditions which are less frequently seen and less well understood. This will enable participants to apply current research and knowledge into their clinical practices and provide optimal care to their patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, the attendee will:

  • Identify normal and pathologic radiographic features of distal radius, carpal, and ulnar sided wrist injuries.
  • Recognize distal radius fracture patterns, understand indications for surgical and nonoperative treatment, and apply an appropriate treatment algorithm to find the optimal surgical approach for these injuries.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the potential pitfalls and nuances of surgical approaches for treating distal radius fractures to minimize complications.
  • Identify patterns of carpal instability and appropriate treatments for these.
  • Apply an evidence-based approach towards management of scaphoid fractures and nonunions.
  • Understand the complex anatomy of the ulnar side of the wrist and apply that understanding to be able to perform and accurate and detailed physical examination.
  • Treat common and uncommon, straightforward and complex, disorders of the ulnar side of the wrist.

Audience Level


Mark E. Baratz, MD
Kevin F. Lutsky, MD


The ASSH designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Subject to change.


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.

Registration will open in Fall 2019.

Housing information will be available in Fall 2019.

Travel Information

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.

United Meeting Reservation Desk hours are:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Saturday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.


You are invited to join the American Society for Surgery of the Hand at the 2020 What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist: Distal Radius, Carpus and Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain Course on May 29-30 in San Diego, CA. Applications are now being accepted for tabletop exhibits and industry forums.


This program is targeted for surgeons specializing in hand, orthopaedic and plastic surgery, as well as allied health professionals serving the hand care profession. Exhibiting at this program will allow you to reach leaders in the field of hand surgery and therapy in an intimate, small course setting. Expected attendance is 150-200 with approximately 90% surgeons and 10% allied health professionals.


  • Daily exhibition hours are Friday, May 29 from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, May 30 from 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
  • One 6’x30” skirted table and two chairs.
  • Company listing with contact information in the onsite program.
  • One set of our pre-registered attendee mailing labels (available by request, one-time use only).
  • Final post-meeting attendee registration list (includes attendee name, company, and location).
  • Complimentary breakfast and boxed lunches for exhibit staff.
  • Up to four opportunities daily to reach attendees - breakfast, AM break, lunch and PM break.
  • The opportunity to meet physician decision-makers from medical practices and health facilities from across the country!
  • Tabletop space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon receipt of completed application forms and fees, you will receive a confirmation email. Please contact the ASSH if you have not received confirmation within two weeks of submitting application.  

Deadline to submit: Tabletop space will continue to be sold up to four weeks prior to the start of the meeting, pending availability.  Space is limited.  


  • Opportunity to highlight products through an in-depth presentation
  • Increase awareness of products and teach hand care professionals how to properly use surgical equipment and tools
  • Content and faculty selected by sponsor
  • Includes session room setup, basic A/V package and registration/promotion services.

A $500 discount will be given to companies who plan to exhibit and present an Industry Forum for this course. Discounts are not available for multiple courses.


All refunds must be requested in writing by fax at (847) 384-1435 or by email at [email protected].  A full refund less a $150 administrative fee will be given if notification is received on or before May 1, 2020.  Requests received between May 2-15, 2020 will be refunded 50% of fees received.  No refunds will be issued after May 15, 2020.


We invite you to support the course(s) of your choice through an unrestricted educational grant. This is a wonderful opportunity to invest in the promotion of scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective health care. Your generosity will help to underwrite the general meeting expenses of your selected course(s). Prominent recognition in the course materials, website and marketing promotion are included. All grants will be administered in a fair and transparent manner.

ASSH and the Course Chair(s) are responsible for making all decisions regarding the content, faculty and presentation of the educational information. Additionally, ASSH is prepared to share details about the program’s content and agenda, budget, and any other relevant information your grant review process requires. The ASSH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Don’t delay and show your support today for $5,000 per course.  To learn more about the unrestricted educational grant, please contact [email protected].

Due to the nature of this educational grant, this support will count towards the activation of your company’s partnership status as an ASSH Corporate Partner.

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 us via email at [email protected] or +1 312-880-1900.

Day 1

Friday, May 29

7:00 – 7:30 AM

7:30 – 7:40 AM

Distal Radius
7:40 – 7:50 AM
General: Radiographic Evaluation

7:50 – 8:05 AM
Nonoperative/ Percutaneous Management/Indications/Techniques

8:05 – 8:25 AM
Avoiding Complications with the Volar Plate

8:25 – 8:45 AM
Dorsal Plate Indications/Technique/Complications

8:45 – 9:05 AM
Spanning Fixation Indications/Technique/Complications

9:05 – 9:25 AM
Fragment Specific Indications/Technique/Complications

9:25 – 9:45 AM
DR Malunion

9:45 – 10:05 AM
Complications: Nonunion, Acute CTS, CRPS

10:05 – 10:30 AM

10:30 – 10:40 AM

Wrist Arthritis
10:40 – 10:50 AM
SLAC/SNAC Wrist: Pathophysiology, Staging, Nonoperative Treatment

10:50 – 11:10 AM
Motion Sparing Salvage (PRC, LICF, Denervation)

11:10 – 11:30 AM
Wrist Fusion Indications/Techniques/Outcomes

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Total Wrist Arthroplasty

12:00 – 1:00 PM

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Industry Forum

Carpal Fractures
1:00 – 1:15 PM
General: Anatomy/Radiographic & Clinical Evaluation

1:15 – 1:35 PM
Acute Scaphoid Fractures Operative/Nonoperative

1:35 – 1:55 PM
Scaphoid Nonunion

1:55 – 2:20 PM
Failed Scaphoid Surgery (Acute, Nonunion, VBG)/Kienbock’s

2:20 – 2:40 PM

2:40 – 2:50 PM

Ulnar Wrist
2:50 – 3:00 PM
General: Anatomy/Radiographic Evaluation

3:00 – 3:20 PM
Approach to Ulnar Wrist Pain

3:20 – 3:40 PM
TFCC Injuries/Ulnocarpal Impaction (Open and Arthroscopic Treatment)

3:40 – 4:00 PM

6:00 PM
Faculty Dinner

Evening on own

Day 2

Saturday, May 30

7:00 – 7:30 AM

Ulnar Wrist (continued)
7:30 – 7:50 AM
DRUJ Instability (Acute and Chronic)

7:50 – 8:10 AM
Distal Ulna Fracture

8:10 – 8:30 AM
ECU Tendonitis/Instability

8:30 – 9:30 AM
Distal Ulna Arthritis: Debate

  • Resection/Interposition Arthroplasty
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Total DRUJ Replacement; Constrained DU Replacement

9:30 – 9:40 AM
Debate Panel Questions

9:40 – 9:55 AM

Wrist Imaging
9:55 – 10:10 AM
Normal “Abnormals”

Carpal Ligament Injuries
10:10 – 10:25 AM
General: Anatomy, Radiographic and Clinical Evaluation

10:25 – 10:45 AM
Acute SL

10:45 – 11:05 AM
Chronic SL

11:05 – 11:15 AM
Acute LT

11:15 – 11:25 AM
Chronic LT

11:25 – 11:45 AM
Hamate Hook/Pisotriquetral Joint Injuries

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 – 1:00 PM

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Industry Forum

Wrist Arthroscopy
1:00 – 1:20 PM
General: Indications, Anatomy, Technique

1:20 – 1:40 PM
Arthroscopy and Wrist Trauma

1:40 – 3:00 PM
Wrist Triumphs, Disasters and Controversies (Case Discussions)

Day 3
Day 4
Day 5