American Association for Hand Surgery
2020 Preliminary Program

Program and Abstracts | ePosters | Oral Presentation Abstracts

AAHS Guest Societies
Hong Kong Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Delegation of Chinese Hand Surgeons

Celebrating 50 years of Excellence with AAHS

Wednesday January 8, 2020
6:30 am - 8:15 am
Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am
AAHS Instructional Courses
Strategy and Outcome for Congenital Hand Deformity Operations
Chair: Jingheng Wu, MD
Instructors: Shanlin Chen, MD; Aaron Berger, MD, PhD; Pengcheng Li, MD; Kun Liu MD
Pediatric Upper Extremity Overuse Injuries: From Gymnasts To Throwers
Chair: Joshua Abzug, MD
Instructors: Apurva Shah, MD; Rebecca Neiduski, CHT
Distal Radius Fractures: An Opportunity Missed?
Chair: Julie Adams, MD
Instructors: Lori Fitton, CNP; Jane Fedorczk PT, CHT, PhD; Ruby Grewal, MD; Rob Medoff, MD; Jason Rehm, MD
The Highly Effective Educator
Chair: David Bozentka, MD
Instructors: David R. Steinberg, MD; Benjamin Gray, MD; Ines Lin, MD; Stephen Liu, MD; Gayle Severance MS, OT/L, CHT
Upgrading Functional Results Of Complex Replantations
Chair: Pedro C. Cavadas, MD
Instructors: Bauback Safa, MD; Rebecca J. Saunders, MS, PT/CHT
Revision Nerve Surgery
Chair: Jonathan Isaacs, MD
Instructors: Kyle Eberlin, MD; Chris Dy, MD; John Lubahn, MD; Nora Barrett, MS, OTR/L
Improving Office Efficiency: Doing More with Less
Chair: James Saucedo, MD
Instructors: Jonathan Tueting, MD; Min Jung Park, MD; Simon G. Talbot, MD; Jason Shrouder, MD
Interventions for Joint Stiffness - Shoulder to Fingertips: Therapy to Innovative Surgical Interventions
Chair: Charles Daly, MD
Instructors: Eric Wagner, MD; Ryan Katz, MD; Marco Rizzo, MD; Michael Gottschalk, MD; Robert McClellan OTR/L, CHT
8:10 am - 8:20 am
President and Program Chairs Welcome (Not for Credit)
WP Andrew Lee, MD AAHS President
Jaimie T. Shores, MD & Sami Tuffaha, MD AAHS Program Chairs
Gary S. Solomon, MSOT, MBA AAHS Therapist Chair
8:20 am - 8:35 am
Invited ASHT President
Introduction: Gary S. Solomon, MSOT, MBA
Orchestrating Excellence
Mo Herman, MA, OTR/L, CHT
8:35 am - 8:40 am
HSE Update (Not for Credit)
Jonathan Isaacs, MD
8:40 am - 8:50 am
2019 Vargas Award Presentation (Not for Credit)
Introduction: Jonathan Isaacs, MD
Recipient: Lisa A. Flewelling, BScOT, MS
8:50 am - 9:00 am
Reverse Fellowship Presentation (Not for Credit)
Introduction: Marco Rizzo, MD
Recipient: Thendo Netshoingolwe, MD
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Last Person Standing
Chairs: Jaimie T. Shores, MD & Sami Tuffaha, MD
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Panel I: Amputation Revisited
Moderator: Margaret Fok, MD
Panelists: Esther Chow, MD; Pencheng Li, MD; Wing Lim Tse, MD; Oskar Aszmann, MD
10:00 am - 10:20 am
Coffee Break
10:20 am - 10:30 am
Reflections from the First President of AAHS
Joseph Danyo, MD (Not for Credit)
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Panel II: Knowledge from AAHS Past Presidents - Things We Thought Were TRUE but Are No Longer
Moderator: A. Lee Osterman, MD
Panelists: Brian D. Adams, MD; William C Pederson., MD; Peter C. Amadio, MD; Wyndell H. Merritt, MD; Donald H. Lalonde, MD
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Invited Guest Lecture
Innovation in Hand Surgery and the challenge of Scott's Parabola
Jesse B. Jupiter, MD
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
ABOS Update (Not for Credit)
Peter M. Murray, MD
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Therapist Panel I: Managing Traumatic Elbow Injuries
Chair: Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT
Panelists: Aviva Wolff, EdD OTR, CHT; Emily Altman, PT, DPT, CHT, OCS, CLT
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hands-On Surgical Skills Workshop
(Separate Registration Required) (Supported by Medartis)
Chair: Peter Tang, MD
Co-Chair: Matthew L. Iorio, MD
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mentors Reception and Trivia Contest (Not for Credit)
Chairs: Christina M. Ward, MD; R. Glenn Gaston, MD
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday January 9, 2020
6:30 am - 8:15 am
Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am
AAHS Instructional Courses
Development of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery In China: Making Progress For The Last Decade
Chair: Jingheng Wu, MD
Instructors: QingTang Zhu, MD; JuYu Tang, MD; PengCheng Li, MD
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: You Have Missed The Diagnosis More Than Once
Chair: Richard D. Meyer, MD
Instructors: Erin F. Ransom, MD; Alexandra MacKenzie, CHT
Incorporating Ultrasound into Your Practice
Chair: John Fowler, MD
Instructors: Jay Smith, MD, Kevin Kruse, MD
Vascular Disorders: From "Work-Up" To "What-To-Do" For Vascular Insufficiency Of The Hand
Chair: Steven Haase, MD
Instructors: Scott Lifchez, MD; Ryan Endress, MD; Warren C. Hammert, MD
Value in Healthcare: What the Hand Surgeon Needs to Know
Chair: Peter Jebson, MD
Instructors: Robin Kamal, MD; Levi Hinkelman, MD
50 years of PIP Arthoplasty: Where Are We Going And Will We Get There
Chair: Steven Moran, MD
Instructors: Marco Rizzo, MD; Peter J. Murray, M; Joseph Imbriglia MD; Yu-Te Lin, MD
Improving Outcomes Through Understanding the Interosseous Ligament (IOL) Complex
Chair: Jorge Orbay, MD
Instructors: Francisco Rubio, MD; Deana Mercer, MD; Robert Gray, MD; Nathan A. Hoekzema, MD
External Fixator On Hand
Chair: Kleber Barboza, MD
Instructors: Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, Ryan Katz, MD; Marcio Aita, MD; Virak Tan, MD
8:10 am - 8:15 am
Presidential & Program Chairs Welcome (Not for Credit)
WP Andrew Lee, MD; AAHS President
Jaimie T. Shores, MD & Sami Tuffaha, MD; AAHS Program Chairs
Gary S. Solomon, MSOT, MBA;; AAHS Therapist Chair
8:15 am - 8:20 am
Delegation of Chinese Hand Surgeons Welcome (Not for Credit)
Jingheng Wu, MD
8:20 am - 8:25 am
Hong Kong Society of Surgery of the Hand President Welcome (Not for Credit)
HK Wong, MD; WL Tse, MD
8:25 am - 8:30 am
ASSH President Welcome (Not for Credit)
Martin I. Boyer, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Concurrent Scientific Abstract Session I
Moderator: Kyle R. Eberlin, MD
Panelists: E. Gene Deune, MD; Renata V. Weber, MD; Joy Macdermid, BScPT, PhD
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Concurrent Scientific Abstract Session II
Moderator: Mark Rekant, MD
Panelists: Steve Haase, MD, FACS; Suhail Mithani, MD; Christine Novak, PT, PhD
9:15 am - 9:45 am
Presidential Address (Not for Credit)
Introduction: Nash Naam, MD
Team Building in Academic Medicine
W.P. Andrew Lee, MD
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Invited Guest Speaker (Not for Credit)
Artificial Intelligence
Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Best Hercules Cases vs. Best Holmes Cases
Moderator: Mark E. Baratz, MD; Jeffrey Greenberg, MD; Amy M. Moore, MD
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Concurrent Scientific Abstract Session III
Moderator: R. Glenn Gaston, MD
Panelists: Julie E. Adams, MD; Rebecca Neiduski, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Concurrent Scientific Abstract Session IV
Moderator: Peter C. Rhee, DO
Panelists: Eitan Melamed, MD; Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Industry Lunch Symposia (Not for Credit)
Nerve Repair 2020: An interactive, evidence-based panel on what procedures and techniques to take into the new decade.
Supported By, Axogen
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2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hands-On Skills Labs (Not for Credit)
Ultrasound Guided Carpal Tunnel Release (USCTR)
Supported By, Sonex Health
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Hands-On Skills Labs (Not for Credit)
SegWAY ECTR-d Release System
Supported By, Trice Medical
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Friday January 10, 2020
6:30 am - 8:15 am
Continental Breakfast
6:30 am - 8:00 am
AAHS/ASPN Instructional Courses
MOC Course- Metacarpal Fracture
Chair: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
Instructors: Eitan Melamed, MD; Leo T. Kroonen, MD; Ann S. Golden, MD; Sheri B. Feldscher, OT, CHT
7:00 am - 8:00 am
AAHS/ASPN Instructional Courses
Current Surgical Approach For Upper Extremity Lymphedema
Co-Chairs: Isao Koshima, MD; Yukio Seki, MD
Instructors: Rebecca M. Garza, MD; Takumi Yamamoto, MD; Ming-Huei Cheng, MD
The Spastic Upper Extremity: Surgical Procedure to Improve Quality of Life
Chair: Peter Rhee, MD
Instructors: Mary Ann Keenan, MD; Andreas Gohritz, MD; Stephanie Kannas, OTR/L, CHT
Arthroscopic treatment of scaphoid pathology: Fantasy or Reality
Chair: Margaret Fok, MD
Instructors: Wing Lim Tse, MD; PC Ho, MD; Esther Chow, MD
The Buncke Clinic Course on Toe Transplantation for Thumb Reconstruction
Chair: Gregory Buncke, MD
Instructors: Rudolph Buntic, MD; Antonio Jorge Forte, MD, PhD; Bauback Safa, MD; Andrew Watt, MD
Evaluation and Management of Hand and Wrist Trauma in the Pediatric Patient
Chair: Jonathan Cheng, MD
Instructors: Jennifer Kargel, MD; Purushottam Nagarkar, MD; Laura Hanna, PA-C; Jessica Johnson, CHT
Nerve Compression Syndromes: Challenges to Optimize Outcomes
Chair: Kyle R. Eberlin, MD
Instructors: Steve Moran, MD; J. Henk Coert, MD; Jaret Olsen, MD; Kim McVeigh, OT, CHT
Nerve Transfers versus Tendon Transfers to Restore Upper Extremity Function
Chair: Jason H. Ko, MD
Instructors: R. Glenn Gaston, MD; Christopher Doherty, MD; Paige M. Fox, MD; PhD; Hollie A. Power, MD; Lorna C. Khan, PT, CHT
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Annual Business Meeting (Not for Credit)
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Awards & Announcements (Not for Credit)
9:15 am - 10:00 am
AAHS Danyo Lecture
Inside Rodin's Hands: Teaching Surgery through Art and Anatomy
James Chang, MD
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Concurrent AAHS Scientific Abstract Session V
Moderator: Christina M. Ward, MD
Panelists: Ines C. Lin, MD; Steven D. Hasse, MD; Cynthia C. Ivy, OTR/L, CHT
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Concurrent AAHS/ASPN Scientific Abstract Session
AAHS Ida K. Fox, MD; Jaime T. Shores, MD
ASPN: Hollie Power, MD; Kyle Eberlin, MD
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
AAHS/ASPN Joint Panel: Update in Brachial Plexus Surgery - Where Do We Stand in 2020?
Moderator: Robert Spinner, MD
Panelists: Susan E. Mackinnon, MD; Scott Kozin, MD; Allan J. Belzberg, MD; Ann Schwentker, MD
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Therapist Panel II: Extensor Tendon Injury and Rehabilitation
Chair: Jeanine Beasley, EdD, OTR, CHT, FAOTA
Panelists: Kristin Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT, Dianna Lunsford OTD M.Ed., OTR/L, CHT.
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hand Surgery Review Course
Chair: Jonathan L. Tueting, MD
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mock Oral Boards Course
Chair: James P. Higgins, MD
Co-Chair: Peter C. Rhee, MD, DO
Faculty: Ida K. Fox, MD; Warren C. Hammert, MD; Steven D. Maschke, MD; David J. Bozentka, MD; Ryan Katz, MD, Ken Means, MD
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AAHS Beach Party
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Annual Meeting Dinner Dance

Saturday January 11, 2020
6:30 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am
AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Instructional Courses
Comprehensive Upper Extremity Burn Care
Chair: Michael W. Neumeister, MD
Instructors: C. Scott Hultman, MD; Brian Mailey, MD; Nora Barrett, MS OTR/L
State of the Art in Neural Interfaces and Prosthetics
Chair: Jason M. Souza, MD
Instructors: Stephen Kemp, MD; R. Glenn Gaston, MD; Grant Kleiber, MD
Clinical Applications of End to Side Neurorrhaphy: Does It Work and When Should I Use It?
Chair: Jonathan Isaacs, MD
Instructors: Gregory H. Borschel, MD; Kirsty Boyd, MD; Heather Baltzer, MD
Optimizing Functional Restoration Following Limb Loss
Chair: Paul S. Cederna, MD
Instructors: Kyle R. Eberlin, MD; Jason H. Ko, MD; Sheri Feldscher, OT, CHT
Bone Defect Management: Is Vascularized Bone Needed?
Chair: L. Scott Levin, MD
Instructors: Xu Zhang, MD; James P. Higgins, MD; Marco Innocenti, MD
Social Media And Imaging: Strategies To Keep You And Your Patients Safe
Chair: JP Hong, MD
Instructors: Alex Wong, MD; Roy Kim, MD
Surgeon Wellness: Protecting Your Body and Your Career
Chair: Scott Hollenbeck, MD
Instructors: Julie Park, MD; Erika Sears, MD; Ashit Patel, MD
Pediatric Microsurgery: Indications, Contraindications, Challenges
Chair: Ronald Zuker, MD
Instructors: Amir Taghinia, MD; Kristen Davidge, MD; Guenter Germann, MD
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Yoga as Spinal Health For Surgeons (On the Beach) (Not for Credit)
All are welcome to attend, no experience needed.
Instructors: Susan E. Mackinnon, MD; Anna Berghoff, MD, PhD
8:15 am - 8:30 am
AAHS/ASPN/ASRM President's Welcome (Not for Credit)
W.P. Andrew Lee, MD; AAHS President
Christine Novak, PT, PhD; ASPN President
Lawrence Gottlieb, MD; ASRM President
C. Scott Hultman, MD; PSF President
8:30 am - 9:30 am
AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Combined Panel: When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Moderator: Michael W. Neumeister, MD
Panelists: Nicholas B. Vedder, MD; Allen L. Van Beek, MD; Peter Neligan, MD
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Joint Presidential Keynote Lecture
Eric N. Olson, MD
Department of Molecular Biology, UT Southwestern
Editing the Genome: New Hope for Genetic Disorders
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Joint Outstanding Paper Session
Moderators: Jaimie T. Shores, MD; Sami Tuffaha, MD; Amy M. Moore, MD; Amir Dorfshar, MD
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Industry Lunch Symposia (Not for Credit)
Emerging concepts in nerve surgery: Nerve Regeneration and Management of Neuropathic Pain
Supported By, Checkpoint Surgical
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ASPN/ASRM Welcome Reception