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72nd Annual Meeting of the ASSH Attended

They are back! Doctors Toivonen, Cherney, Lumsden, Olvey, and Van Zeeland attended the 72nd Annual Meeting of the ASSH (American Society for Surgery of the Hand) over the weekend in San Francisco, California. This year’s meeting hosted lectures, laboratory sessions, seminars, and workshops for ASSH members. All physicians’ at Hand to Shoulder Center are ASSH certified.

The meeting highlighted many areas of our profession; from trauma cases, to consultation, pediatrics, to reconstruction, and advances and setbacks in treatment options. The list of courses and workshops was limited to the upper extremity; however, numerous workshops, seminars, and lectures were available. A few of the courses I found of interest:

  • Ask the Expert: Severe Injuries of the Upper Extremity from Start to Finish
  • Challenges in the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Exploring the Boundaries of Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Regenerative Medicine in Upper Extremity Reconstruction: Current Use, Future Trends, and Economic Considerations
  • Current Concepts in the Surgical Treatment of Mixed and Motor Nerve Injuries
  • Small Hands, Big Challenges: Unique Considerations in Pediatric Hand and Wrist Trauma
  • The Shattered Distal Radius: Algorithm and Advanced Surgical Techniques for Treating Complex Distal Radius Fractures
  • Now That’s an Ugly Elbow (I love this title…)
  • Integrating Nerve Transfers into the Management of Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Pain Management for Upper Extremity Conditions, Including CRPS

Wow, the 2017 Annual ASSH Meeting, once again provided a ton of educational, robust courses that our physicians take great pride in attending.

Welcome back doctors.

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