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    HAND, the official Journal of AAHS

    HAND is the official peer-reviewed Journal of AAHS, featuring articles written by clinicians worldwide presenting current research and clinical work in the fields of hand surgery and hand therapy. AAHS Members have complimentary electronic access to HAND via the Members' Only webpage.

    HAND Journal Featured Article

    Overcoming short gaps in peripheral nerve repair: conduits and human acellular nerve allograft

    Nerve conduits and acellular nerve allograft offer efficient and convenient tolls for overcoming unexpected gaps during nerve repair. Both techniques offer guidance for migrating Schwann cells and axonal regeneration through utilizing very different scaffolds. The substantially greater amount of animal and clinical data...

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    AAHS Endorsed Webinars on VuMedi

    VuMedi AAHS Presents…The Ulnar Nerve
    Drs. Jesse B. Jupiter, John Lubahn, Susan Mackinnon,
    A. Lee Osterman, Robert Spinner

    Wide Awake Carpal Tunnel Release
    Dr. Donald Lalonde

    Arthroscopic Resection of the Dorsal Ganglion
    Dr. A. Lee Osterman


    Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment;
    Moving from the Fifth to the Sixth Edition.

    As you have probably noticed the AMA has made some major changes in the evaluation of permanent impairment. So far I have buried my head in the sand and continued to use the Fifth Edition although I don't think this will be an effective coping strategy over the long term.

    Hand Therapist and Affiliates' Corner -
    Rehab for Wrist Injuries: A Brief Literature Update

    Patients who have difficulty recovering following wrist injury have consequences including: persistent instability and weakness; pain during activity, often involving weight bearing and torque; and joint stiffness that can leading to loss of functional range of motion.

    Past President Robert Demuth, MD, Honored for Service

    Dr. Robert Demuth, AAHS Past President (1989 – 1990), was recently presented with the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Community Service Award for his contributions and dedication to impoverished individuals throughout the world. Dr. Demuth is most notably recognized for his volunteerism across 28 countries where he has performed plastic surgeries for those without access to reliable healthcare.


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