Member News

All Presidential Updates IFSSH Newsletters One Questions
The Hand and Neurology

February 2018's IFSSH ezine addresses advances in rehabilitative treatment, selected stories of Adrian Flatt, MD (1921-2017), a neurologist's perspective of the hand, and much more.

December 2017 Presidential Update
Updates from the December 2017 Council Meeting.
Council convened at the Central Office in Chicago for a series of meetings over December 7-9, during which they reviewed the financial well-being of the ASSH & AFSH, organized new education, research, and outreach initiatives, and deliberated on the future of hand surgery. 
Research Round-Up
November 2017's IFSSH ezine addresses non-operative hand fracture management, donor muscle choice for restoration of active elbow flexion in children with amyoplasia, pioneer profiles and more.
Remembering Dr. Adrian Flatt, 1921-2017
A message from Terry Light, MD, Past ASSH President

In this beautiful tribute, Dr. Terry Light gives due praise to the late giant of hand surgery. 

Advocacy at Work: The Withdrawal of CMS-6012-P
By Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD, MS

Dr. Jeffrey A. Greenberg, Practice Division Director, discusses how CMS-6012-P would have negatively impacted the delivery of high quality care to hand surgery patients and how effective advocacy was in protecting the practice of hand and upper extremity surgery.

Volunteer Note: Annual Meeting International Attendance is Higher Than Ever
By ASSH President Ghazi Rayan, MD

ASSH President Dr. Ghazi Rayan comments on the importance of how high the international attendance rates are for the 72nd ASSH Annual Meeting, and how positively that reflects on the hand and upper extremity surgery community. 

Volunteer Note: New ASSH Publication
By Jonathan Isaacs, MD and Christopher Dy, MD, MPH

Dr. Isaacs and Dr. Dy announce the ASSH's newest publication, ASSH Surgical Anatomy: Nerve Reconstruction.

One Question: Patient Material Translations
Survey Results

In the Weekly Member Update sent out on August 18th, 2017, we asked our members to help the Public Education Committee and Diversity Committee determine which languages are most in demand for patient education materials (outside of English and Spanish).

One Question: Coding for Excision of Mucous Cyst
Survey Results

In the Weekly Member Update sent out on August 11th, 2017, the ASSH Coding Committee asked for your input on how to code for the excision of mucous cysts.

Volunteer Note: All Around the Thumb - in San Francisco
By Amy Ladd, MD

Dr. Ladd employs hand anatomy to guide us around San Francisco and the surrounding area, providing thorough insight on things to do and see in San Fran when you're not at the Moscone West Convention Center. 

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