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JHS Visual Abstract
December 10, 2018
2018

View the newest visual abstract from the December 2018 issue of JHS on “Factors Accounting for Variation in the Biomechanical Properties of Flexor Tendon Repairs” by Lasse Linnanmäki, MD, Harry Göransson, MD, PhD, Jouni Havulinna, MD, Teemu Karjalainen, MD, PhD, and Olli V. Leppänen, MD, PhD.

Call for Cooperation “Newborn Compartment Syndrome”
IFSSH Ezine
2018

November 2018's IFSSH Ezine addresses bone grafting using an aluminum foil template, newborn compartment syndrome and more.

JHS Visual Abstract
November 6, 2018
2018

Check out this visual abstract from the November 2018 issue of JHS on “Outcome of a Hand Orthosis and Hand Therapy for Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis in Daily Practice: A Prospective Cohort Study” by Jonathan Tsehaie, BSc, Kim R. Spekreijse, MD, Robbert M. Wouters, MSc, Harm P. Slijper, PhD, Reinier Feitz, MD, Steven E.R. Hovius, MD, PhD, and Ruud W. Selles, PhD.

JHS Visual Abstract
October 3, 2018
2018

Check out this visual abstract from the October 2018 issue of JHS on “Pain Management After Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Double-Blinded Trial Comparing Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Oxycodone” by Asif M. Ilyas, MD, Andrew J. Miller, MD, Jack G. Graham, BS, and Jonas L. Matzon, MD.

JHS Visual Abstract
September 6, 2018
2018

Check out this visual abstract from the September 2018 issue of JHS on “Medium-Term Outcomes With Pyrocarbon Proximal Interphalangeal Arthroplasty: A Study of 170 Consecutive Arthroplasties” by Eric R. Wagner, MD, MS, John T. Weston, MD, Matthew T. Houdek, MD, MS, T. David Luo, MD, Steven L. Moran, MD, Marco Rizzo, MD.

Now Available: The ASSH Opioid Protocols and Handout Repository
August 14, 2018
2018

By Julie Adams, MD - Increasing public and professional attention has recently been focused upon the opioid epidemic. In part due to well meaning efforts to “adequately treat pain” and the thought that “pain is a vital sign”, as well as the erroneous message that opioids were not addictive, physicians began to prescribe an increasing number of opioid medications in the late 1990s.

JHS Visual Abstract
August 2, 2018
2018

Check out this visual abstract from the August 2018 issue of JHS.

The Changing Landscape of Evidence-Based Medicine
IFSSH Ezine
2018

August 2018's IFSSH Ezine addresses controversies related to truthful medical data reporting, acute scaphoid fracture management and evidence-based medicine.

Edward A. Nalebuff, MD (December 6, 1928 – July 8, 2018)
July 18, 2018
2018

The international hand surgery community lost a giant with the death of Edward Nalebuff on July 8, 2018. Born an identical twin in Bloomfield New Jersey, he starred on baseball teams in Bloomfield High School and Tufts University. After completing medical school at Tufts he spent a year in surgical internship at Yale-New Haven and two years in the Air Force where he delivered 430 babies despite requesting orthopaedics.

Update on the Opioid Crisis
What you need to know as a hand surgeon
2018

The opioid epidemic is receiving increasing attention from organized medical societies including the ASSH and AMA, but also from the US government. Recently, HR6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, passed in the US House. It will now go to the US Senate. 

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