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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the American Association for Hand Surgery. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Cine-Med designates this live activity for 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Patient Safety Credits: 6

Other Healthcare Professionals
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, consult your professional licensing board.

AAHS Guest Society
Japanese Society of Surgery of the Hand (JSSH)

Program and Abstracts | ePosters

Tuesday January 17, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
AAHS Board Meeting
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
AAHS Wrist Arthroscopy Pre-Course in collaboration with IWAS
Supported by Arthrex
Separate Registration Required

Chair: Nick Crosby, MD
Faculty: Nina Suh, MD; Greg Bain, MD; J. Henk Coert, MD; Alex Badia, MD; Lorenzo Merlini, MD
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nerve Repair Skills Course
Supported by, Axogen
Separate Registration Required

Chair: Jonathan Isaacs, MD; Kyle Eberlin, MD
Faculty: Bauback Safa, MD; Harvey Chim, MD; Ian Valerio, MD; Michael Neumeister, MD; R. Glenn Gaston, MD; Mark Rekant, MD; Sonu Jain, MD; David Ruch, MD; Joshua Gillis, MD; Sami Tuffaha, MD

Wednesday January 18, 2023
6:30 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
6:45 am - 7:45 am
AAHS Instructional Courses
Innovations in Wrist Arthroscopy and Ulnar Sided-Wrist Pain - From Needlescope To Nanoscope
Chair: Meredith Osterman, MD
Instructors: Ryan Paul, MD; Aaron Knox, MD; Michael S. Murphy, MD; Nina Suh, MD
Flexor Tendon Trouble - From Tenolysis to Tendon Transfer, And What About The Thumb?
Chair: Steven C. Haase, MD
Instructors: Jake Weller, MD; Peter C. Amadio, MD; Adnan Prsic, MD; Sheri Feldscher, CHT
Controversies in Scapholunate Dissociation and Reconstruction
Chair: Jeffrey Yao, MD
Instructors: Joseph F. Styron, MD; Chia Wu, MD; Aviva Wolff, EdD, OT, OTR/L, MA, CHT
Advanced Options in Distal Radius Fractures and Malunions
Chair: Jesse B. Jupiter MD
Instructors: Sameer Puri MD, Andrew Lovy MD; Justin Zumsteg, MD; Hisham Awan, MD; Brocha Z. Stern, OT
Latest and Greatest in Pediatric Trauma: Integration of Technology
Chair: Josh M. Abzug, MD
Instructors: Katie M. Peck MD; Sarah Sibbel, MD; Christina A. Ho, MD; Josh McDonald, CHT
Chronic Ischemia- Peripheral Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Lupus And Management
Chair: Michael W. Neumeister, MD
Instructors: Allen Van Beek, MD; Suhail Mithani, MD; Andrew Koman MD; Mary Drake, CHT
Advanced Techniques for Treatment Of Scaphoid Non-Unions
Chair: Seth Dodds, MD
Instructors: Ruby Grewal, MD; Bassem T. Elhassen, MD; Eric P. Hofmeister, MD; Rachel Pigott, CHT
Nerve Transfers for the Everyday Surgeon (How to Integrate Into Your Practice
Chair: Douglas Ross, MD
Instructors: Brandon Smetana, MD; Jaret Olson, MD; Stephanie Russo MD; Kim A. Masker, CHT; Julie West, APP
8:00 am - 8:10 am
President and Program Chairs Welcome (Not for Credit)
John D. Lubahn, MD; AAHS President
Nicholas Crosby, MD; Joshua Gillis, MD; AAHS Program Chairs
8:10 am - 8:25 am
Invited ASHT President
Kendyl Brock Hunter, OTR/L, CHT
Dynamic Stability of the CMC Joint: The Foundation for Function
8:25 am - 8:30 am
HSE Update (Not for Credit)
Julie E. Adams, MD
8:30 am - 8:40 am
Vargas Award Presentation (Not for Credit)
8:40 am - 8:50 am
Reverse Surgery & Therapist Fellowship Programs (Not for Credit)
Julie E. Adams, MD; Cynthia C. Ivy, OTR/L, CHT
8:50 am - 9:00 am
ABOS Update (Not for Credit)
Peter M. Murray, MD
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Concurrent Panel I: Surgeries I Don't Do Anymore and Why?
Moderator: William Dzwierzynski, MD
Panelists: David R. Steinberg, MD; Peter M. Murray, MD; Loree K. Kalliainen, MD
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Concurrent Panel II: Maximize My Practice: Building a Team with Advanced Practice Providers
Moderator: Sonu A. Jain, MD
Panelists: Christina M. Ward, MD; Robert E. Van Demark Jr, MD; Carrie Bettlach, CNP, Weston Thomas, PA
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Panel III: Overcoming Adversity and Resistance through Perseverance
Moderator: Miguel A. Pirela-Cruz, MD, FACS; Gretchen Bachman; OTD, OTR/L, MBA, CHT
Tracy M. Downs, MD, FACS
Tracy M. Downs, MD, FACS
Col Richard Toliver, USAF (Ret)
Col Richard Toliver
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Jaiyoung Ryu Lectureship in Innovation
Embrace a Change
Mark E. Baratz, MD
Mark E. Baratz, MD
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Therapist Panel I: An Algorithmic Approach to Wound Care
Chair: Nora Barrett, OTR/L, CHT, WCC
Wound Care Hand-Outs
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hands-On Surgical Skills Workshop
Separate Registration Required
Supported by Medartis

Chair: Dan Osei, MD
Co-Chair: John P. Dupaix, MD
Faculty: Marc Richard, MD; Seth Dodds, MD; Thomas Hughes, MD; Brad Palmer, MD; James Mullen, MD; Jeffrey Yao, MD
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Don't Miss IT! APP Review of "Don't Miss" Emergency Diagnoses with a Fracture Reduction Workshop
Chair: Laura Hanna, PA-C
Co-Chair: Jerome J. Wenninger Jr., PA-C
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Success Stories: Celebrate and Share (Not for Credit)
Chair: David J. Bozentka, MD
Panelists: Michael Thompson, MD; Nash Naam, MD; Andrew D. Sobel, MD; Loree K. Kalliainen, MD; Brittany J. Behar, MD; Vanessa JS Smith, PA-C; Brocha Z. Stern, CHT; Cindy C. Ivy OT, OTD, M.Ed., CHT
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Meet the Masters: Reception and Trivia Contest (Not for Credit)
Chairs: Nicholas Crosby, MD; Joshua Gillis, MD
Teams join forces with AAHS mentors for trivia questions on a range of topics, loosely related to hand surgery. Open to residents, fellows, candidate members and members in their first 3 years of practice.
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday January 19, 2023
6:30 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
6:45 am - 7:45 am
AAHS Instructional Courses
What's New In Scaphoid Fractures
Chair: David Ruch, MD
Instructors: Tyler Steven Pidgeon, MD; Asif Ilyas, MD; Douglas Sammer, MD; Catherine M. Sullivan, PT, CHT
Difficult Cases with DRUJ Instability & Arthritis
Chair: Jeffrey Greenberg, MD
Instructors: Moroe Beppu, MD; Paul Ghareeb, MD; Gary S. Solomon, MSOT, MBA, CHT
Smashed Elbow
Chair: Scott Steinman, MD
Instructors: Reed Hoyer MD; Thomas Wright, MD; Danielle Sparks, CHT
Great Tips to Start or Ramp Up Your WALANT Game
Chair: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
Instructors: David Tang, MD; Emily Tan, MD; H. Brent Bamberger, DO; Hisham Awan, MD
PIP Joint Injuries / Reconstruction & Grafts
Chair: Marco Rizzo, MD
Instructors: Thomas B. Hughes, MD; Nathan A. Monaco, MD; Roger Simpson, MD; Scott Gould, CHT
Controversies in Tubular Bone Fractures
Chair: David Zelouf, MD
Instructors: Alexander Hahn, MD; Purab Viswanath, MD; C. Liam Dwyer, MD; Lisa Michael, CHT
Boutonniere Swan Neck
Chair: Wendell H. Merritt, MD
Instructors: Raymond J. Metz, Jr, MD; Adam B. Strohl, MD; Josh Adkinson, MD; Jeanine Beasley, EdD, OTR, CHT, FAOTA
The Mystery of Kienbock: What Surgery To Offer And At What Stage
Chair: DM Lichtman, MD
Instructors: Kristin Karim, MD; Ryosuke Kakinoki, MD; Thomas Berger, CHT
8:00 am - 8:05 am
Presidential & Program Chairs Welcome (Not for Credit)
John D. Lubahn, MD; AAHS President
Nicholas Crosby, MD & Joshua Gillis, MD; AAHS Program Chairs
Gayle K. Severance, MS, OTR/L, CHT; AAHS Therapist Chair
Vanessa JS Smith, PA-C; AAHS Advance Practice Provider Chair
8:05 am - 8:10 am
Japanese Society of Surgery of the Hand President Welcome (Not for Credit)
Moroe Beppu, MD
8:10 am - 8:15 am
ASSH President Welcome (Not for Credit)
Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Presidential Address
Introduction: William W. Dzwierzynski, MD

Education and Enlightenment
John D. Lubahn, MD
John D. Lubahn, MD
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Invited Guest Speakers
Introduction: John D. Lubahn, MD

Sculpting Thumbs
John Powers
John Powers
Jacques Hacquebord, MD
Jacques Hacquebord, MD
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Concurrent Panel IV: Debate Topics
Moderator: Brian D. Adams, MD
Panelist: Bony Mallet Finger
Terri Wolfe, OTR/L, CHT; Kristen Buterbaugh, MD

Bony Mallet Finger
Panelist: Terri Wolfe, OTR/L, CHT; Kristen Butterbaugh, MD

Lateral Epicondylosis PRP and percutaneous treatment vs open/arthroscopic debridement
Panelist: Nash Naam, MD; Dean G. Sotereanos, MD

Carpal Tunnel Release
Panelist: Daniel Nagle, MD; Jennifer Wolf, MD
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Concurrent Panel V: Unusual Cases Requiring Multidisciplinary Approach
Moderator: Peter C. Amadio, MD
Panelists: Rowena McBeath, MD; Rachel Pigott, CHT; Christine T. McAndrew, PA
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Scientific Abstract Session I
Moderator: Scott Hansen, MD; Bauback Safa, MD
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Scientific Abstract Session II
Moderator: Scott Rodgers, MD; Kitty Wu, MD
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Concurrent Scientific Abstract Session III
Moderator: Nikhil Agrawal, MD; Jauan Favetto, MD
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Concurrent Scientific Abstract Session IV
Moderator: Loree K. Kalliainen, MD; Nikolaos Tzinieris, MD
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Coffee Break
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Axogen Industry Lunch Symposia (Not for Credit)
Dilemmas, Discoveries, & Evolving Data in Modern Nerve Repair: An Interactive Case Experience
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Sonex Health Industry Lunch Symposia (Not for Credit)
LIVE CTR Procedure and Discussion on Integrating MSK Ultrasound into Your Hand Surgery Practice
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Endo Pharmaceuticals Fellowship Course (Not for Credit)
Separate Registration Required
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sonex Health Hands-On Skills Labs (Not for Credit)
Sonex Health UltraGuideCTR™ and UltraGuideTFR™

Friday January 20, 2023
6:30 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
6:45 am - 7:45 am
AAHS/ASPN Instructional Courses
Spasticity and the Spinal Cord Injury Patient - When Should I Offer Surgery?
Chair: Peter C. Rhee, MD
Instructors: Emily Krauss, MD; Jana Dengler, MD; Juliana Larocerie, CHT
Revision Nerve Surgery - What Do I Do Now?
Chair: Mark Rekant, MD
Instructors: Susan E. Mackinnon, MD; Hollie A. Power, MD; Joseph Khouri, MD; Hanna Gift, CHT
Controversies in Carpal Instability (MCI) Fusion & Motion
Chair: Warren C. Hammert, MD
Instructors: Michael J. Morhart, MD; Scott Wolfe, MD; Jordan Grier MD; Toshiyasu Nakamura, MD; Kimberly McVeigh, CHT
Bringing Your Knife to a Gun Fight: Caring for the Shot Upper Extremity
Chair: Ines Lin, MD
Instructors: Andrew D. Sobel, MD; Hannah H. Lee, MD; Moaath Saggaf, MD; Brittany J. Behar, MD; Danielle Zook, CHT
Congenital Hand Anomalies
Chair: Terry R. Light, MD
Instructors: Jue Cao, MD; Alex Davit, MD; Kevin J. Little, MD; Karen Ayala, CHT
Complicated Cases/My Worst Complication In Nerve Surgery
Chair: Michael W. Neumeister, MD
Instructors: Ida K. Fox, MD; Gregory H. Borschel, MD; Douglas Ross, MD
Role of PROM's and PREM's in Nerve Surgery. Can we get Broad Consent?
Chair: Christopher Dy, MD
Instructors: Thomas Quick, MD; Avi Giladi, MD; Hazel Brown, CHT
Joint Denervations in the Hand
Chair: Catherine Curtain, MD
Instructors: Scott Lifchez, MD; Andreas Gohritz, MD; A Lee Dellon, MD
8:00 am - 8:45 am
AAHS Danyo Lecture
A Personal Journey: From Hand Fellow To Hand Attending And Lessons Learned On This Journey Of Teaching
A. Lee Osterman, MD, FACS
A. Lee Osterman, MD, FACS
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Research Grants Recipient Reports (Not for Credit)

2021 Recipient: Amber R. Leis, MD
Investigation into a Novel Treatment Modality for Dupuytren's Contracture

2022 Recipient: Anna Luan, MD, MS
Application of Machine Learning to Osteoporosis Screening Using Hand Radiographs

2021 Recipient: Hannah Lee, MD
Novel Neural Scaffold With Temporal And Spatial Regulation Of Neurogenic Factors
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Awards & Announcements (Not for Credit)
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Annual Business Meeting (Not for Credit)
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:30 am - 11:30 am
AAHS/ASPN Joint Panel: Upper Extremity Amputation: Partial Hand Amputee- TMR/ Hand Prosthetics vs toe to hand
Moderator: Steven R. Moran, MD
Panelist: Bryan J. Loeffler, MD; Bauback Safa, MD; Shaun D. Mendenhall, MD
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Concurrent AAHS Scientific Abstract Session V
Moderators: Donald Bittner, MD; Daniel Torres, MD
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Concurrent AAHS/ASPN Scientific Abstract Session
Moderators: Joseph Catapano, MD; Hollie Power, MD
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Therapist Panel II: Beyond Keyboards Trays and Mice
Chair: Emily Altman, PT, DPT, CHT, OCS, CLT
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hand Surgery Review Course
Chair: Jerry I. Huang, MD
Co-Chair: Abdo Bachoura, MD
Faculty: David S. Zelouf, MD; Christina M. Ward, MD; Marc J. Richard, MD; Seth D. Dodds, MD; Donald H. Lalonde, MD; Adam B. Strohl, MD; Matthew Iorio, MD; Jerry I. Huang, MD; Amy M. Moore, MD; Daniel A. Osei, MD
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mock Oral Boards Course
Chair: Peter C. Rhee, MD
Co-Chair: Christina M. Ward, MD
Faculty: Nina Suh, MD; Kristin Karim, MD; Brandon Smetana, MD; Joseph Khouri, MD; Kevin Little, MD; Reed Hoyer, MD
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
AAHS Fun in the Sun Afternoon Pool Party
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Annual Meeting Dinner Dance and HSE Dunking for Dollars Fundraiser
Join your fellow AAHS attendees for a fun night and a good cause! The best of Miami's food trucks will provide a variety of cuisine options and libation, participate in Salsa dance lessons, and try your hand at dunking some of your AAHS member favorites in the dunk tank for the HSE fundraising event, Dunking for Dollars! Additional detail to be made available soon.

Saturday January 21, 2023
6:30 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am
AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Instructional Courses
Practical Examples of How and Why Hand Surgeons Should Do Their Own Ultrasound Exams, particularly about Nerves
Chair: John R. Fowler, MD
Instructors: JP Hong, MD; Julie E. Adams, MD; Miranda Manteri, CHT
TMR or RPNI / Management of Neuromas of the Upper Extremity
Chair: Paul S. Cederna, MD
Instructors: Gregory A. Dumanian, MD; Oscar Aszmann, MD; Ian Valerio, MD, Lauren DeTullio, OTR/L, CHT
What can you Cover Without using Free Flaps? Non-Free flaps for the Upper Extremity
Chair: Harvey Chim, MD
Instructors: S. Raja Sabapathy, MD; Ryan Katz, MD; Stephanie Kannas, CHT
An Update on Sensory Neurotization
Chair: Kristen Davidge, MD
Instructors: Jason Souza, MD; Ziv Peled, MD; Blair Peters, MD
Contemporary Facial Palsy Reconstruction - Pearls & Pitfalls
Chair: Gregory H. Borschel, MD
Instructors: Michael Klebuc, MD; Alison Snyder-Warwick, MD; Ronald M. Zuker, MD; Andres Rodriguez-Lorenzo, MD
Replant in 2023: When to put the Finger in the Bucket
Chair: Kyle R. Eberlin, MD
Instructors: Jeffrey B. Friedrich, MD; Matthew McRae, MD; Michael Hendry, MD; Rebecca Saunders, CHT
Headache Surgery
Chair: Lisa Gfrerer, MD
Instructors: Robert Hagan, MD; Sashank Reddy, MD; Saja Scherer, MD; Jay Austen, MD
The Mind of a Reconstructive Surgeon - Staged Approaches to Complex Upper Extremity Defects
Chair: Scott Levin, MD
Instructors: Jim Higgins, MD; Bauback Safa, MD; Sang Hyun Woo, MD
8:15 am - 8:30 am
AAHS/ASPN/ASRM President's Welcome (Not for Credit)
John D. Lubahn, MD; AAHS President
Gedge D. Rosson, MD; ASPN President
Gregory M. Buncke, MD; ASRM President
8:30 am - 9:30 am
AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Combined Panel: Reconstruction of Nerve Gaps/ Allografts & Autografts DEBATE
Moderator: Jonathan Isaacs, MD
Panelists: Amy M. Moore, MD; Andrew Watt, MD; Dominic M. Power, MD
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Joint Presidential Keynote Lecture
Thomas M. Siebel, CEO, C3 AI
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Joint Outstanding Paper Session
Moderators: Nicholas Crosby, MD; Joshua Gillis, MD; Sami H. Tuffaha, MD; J. Henk Coert MD, PhD; Arash Momeni, MD; Rudy Buntic, MD
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Checkpoint Industry Lunch Symposia (Not for Credit)
Emerging Concepts in Nerve Surgery: Nerve Assessment and Intraoperative Decision Making
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ASPN/ASRM Welcome Reception
(Ticket Available for Purchase)