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6th Combined Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand
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From: 03/29/2015 To: 04/01/2015

The program will feature lectures, papers and posters by noted American and Japanese hand surgeons.  The theme of the meeting is "Unsolved Problems in Hand Surgery."  Topics include perplexing problems in arthritis, congenital anomalies, flaps, scaphoid fractures, nerve injuries and distal radius fractures.  Most importantly, this meeting will provide networking opportunities that will help strengthen professional and personal relationships.  Attendees are encouraged to participate in fun activities such as golf, snorkeling, whale watching, kayaking and more.  We hope you will join us in beautiful Maui, Hawaii.


  • Learn new treatments and techniques for unsolved hand and upper extremity surgery problems.
  • Improve professional practices and patient care.
  • Discuss and critique reports of clinical advances and new research findings in hand and upper extremity surgery.
  • Engage professional interaction with your colleagues from the United States, Japan and others abroad.
  • Evaluate a wide range of hand surgery products and technologies to benefit your practice.
Alexander Y. Shin, MD
Joshua M. Abzug, MD
Vincent R. Hentz, MD
Andrew Y. Zhang, MD
Warren C. Hammert, MD
Amir Taghinia, MD
William H. Seitz, Jr., MD
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
Shelley S. Noland, MD
Douglas M. Sammer, MD, FACS
Edward Diao, MD
Ranjan Gupta, MD
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc
Morad Askari, MD
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
Jeffrey Yao, MD
James Chang, MD
Minoru Shibata, MD

The ASSH designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.


Advance Registration is now closed.  Please visit the onsite registration desk at the Hyatt Regency Maui's Grand Promenade to register during the following dates and times.

Sunday, March 29: 1:00 - 8:00 PM (Hawaiian Time)
Monday, March 30: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Hawaiian Time)
Tuesday, March 31: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Hawaiian Time)
Wednesday, April 1: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Hawaiian Time)

Click here for the latest version of the attendee list.

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ASSH & JSSH Member: $795 USD
Residents and Fellows: $495 USD
Nonmember Physician: $895 USD
Allied Health: $6251 USD
One Day Exhibitor Registration: $2002 USD

1Allied Health includes therapists, athletic trainers, nurses, non-MD researchers, administrative staff and industry representatives.
2Includes admittance to exhibits, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks for specific day ONLY. Scientific sessions, social events and a printed copy of the abstract book are NOT included. Rate available to exhibiting industry representatives only.

*Starting Sunday, March 29, 2015, onsite registration will incur an additional $50 fee per applicable type and is subject to availability.

All registration fees include: opening reception, breakfasts and refreshments breaks in addition to the course syllabus.  Course sessions and food functions are for the course registrants only—spouses and families are not permitted in these areas. 

Optional Events

Golf Tournament: $135 USD per person (includes Green Fees, Cart Fees, Practice Range & Round trip Hotel Shuttle). Click here to register. Club rental and lunch are available for additional purchase.
Luau Adult: $125 USD per person (includes food, entertainment and two drink tickets). 
Luau Child (12 and under years old): $70 USD per person (includes food, entertainment and two drink tickets)
Tours: If you wish to sign-up for an optional tour, click here to view all options and reserve your spot

Four Easy Ways to Register

Registration is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your enrollment, please e-mail, phone, fax or mail your registration information (check made payable in U.S. funds to ASSH, VISA, MasterCard or American Express) before March 15, 2015.  Photocopies are acceptable.  If you fax your registration form, it is not necessary to mail the original. Checks should be made payable to:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Dept 1005
P.O. Box 6500
Chicago, IL 60680

NOTE: Mailed registrations are first sent to the ASSH bank for clearance.  After being held for 5-7 days, mailed registrations are then forwarded to the ASSH central office.  Please allow additional time for receipt and confirmation if mailing in your registration.

Registration Confirmation

All registrations are confirmed by e-mail.  If you have not received a confirmation prior to your departure for this course, please contact the ASSH Registrar at (312) 880-1900 between the hours of 8:00 AM - to 5:00 PM Central US Time Zone.

Refund Policy/Cancellation Fee

All refunds must be requested in writing to the ASSH Central Office at fax: (847) 384-1435 or email
If written notification is received on or before December 31, 2014, a full refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be given.  If written notification is received between January 1, 2015 and January 30, 2015, a refund of 50% of the registration fees received will be given.  After January 30, 2015 there will be no refunds.

Housing Reservation Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
200 Nohea Kai Drive
Lahaina, HI 96761-1985

Guest Room Rates (based on availability):
Golf/Mountain View: $245 USD plus tax
Partial Ocean View: $275 USD plus tax
Deluxe Ocean View: $300 USD plus tax
Deluxe Ocean Front: $330 USD plus tax

Important Information

• All course participants are responsible for making their own hotel room reservations.
• Please specify that you will be attending the ASSH/JSSH Combined Meeting
• Do not contact the ASSH office for Hotel Reservations
• Hotel Check-In time is: 4:00 pm       
• Hotel Check Out time is: 11:00 am

Two ways to secure your room reservation:
​Online: reservations may be secured online at Hyatt Regency Maui Online Room Reservation
By Phone: reserve your room by phone by calling toll free (888) 421-1442. Inform the reservation agent that you are with the ASSH/JSSH group block to receive the special discounted rate.

Hotel Parking Rates (rates subject to change)
Self parking rates: $14.00 USD per day
Overnight parking rates (left with valet): $20.00 USD per day

You are invited to join us at the 6th Combined Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand over March 29 – April 1 in Maui, Hawaii!  This program offers a unique opportunity for your company to reach decision-makers from the U.S. and abroad.  Applications are now being accepted for tabletop exhibits and industry workshops.  Complete your online application today by clicking here

The ASSH/JSSH Combined Meeting will cater to surgeons specializing in hand, orthopaedic and plastic surgery.  The program will feature lectures, papers and posters by noted American and Japanese hand surgeons.  The theme of the meeting is "Unsolved Problems in Hand Surgery".  Topics include perplexing problems in arthritis, congenital anomalies, flaps, scaphoid fractures, nerve injuries and distal radius fractures.  Expected attendance is 225-250 attendees with approximately 50% from the USA, 45% from Japan, and roughly 5% from other countries.  This meeting will be conducted in English.

Tabletop Exhibit Space ($1,000/table) 

  • Daily exhibition hours from 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1.
  • Fee includes one 6’x30” skirted table, two chairs and two complimentary badges.  All booth staff personnel and any additional badge requests must be submitted by Monday, March 2, 2015.
  • Company listing with contact information in the onsite program .
  • One (1) set of pre-registered attendee list mailing labels (available by request).
  • Final post-meeting attendee registration list (available by request)

Industry Sponsored Workshop ($3,000/ea) SOLD OUT

  • Reserve your 75-minute workshop to present your workshop to current and prospective clients.  Morning and afternoon time slots available Mon-Wed (March 30-April 1) of the program. 
  • Workshop can be a combination of lecture, panel discussion, cadaveric demonstration (faculty only), and/or a hands-on workshop using sawbones.  Content and faculty are the responsibility of sponsor.
  • All skills workshop faculty MUST register for the meeting. 
  • Meeting space with chairs and tables as requested in addition to standard A/V set-up including screen, LCD projector, and lectern microphone. 
  • The ASSH/JSSH will help promote your workshop to prospective attendees and will manage registration. 
  • One (1) set of pre-registered attendee list mailing labels (available by request).
  • Final post-meeting attendee registration list (available by request).

A $500 discount will be given to companies who plan to both exhibit and present an Industry Sponsored Workshop at this meeting.

Tabletop and workshop space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to acceptance by ASSH/JSSH.  Upon receipt of completed application forms and fees, the ASSH will send a letter to confirm reservation along with booth/room assignment.  Please contact the ASSH if you have not received confirmation within two weeks of submitting application.  

Deadline to submit: Tabletop space will continue to be sold up to four weeks prior to the start of the meeting, pending availability.  Space is limited.  

All refunds must be requested in writing by fax at (847) 384-1435 or by email at  A full refund less a $100 administrative fee will be given if notification is received on or before December 31, 2014.  Requests received between January 1 – January 30, 2015 will be refunded 50%.  No refunds will be issued after January 30, 2015.

The Exhibitor Service Kit contains information to help exhibitors plan their onsite tabletop and skills workshop presence.  Additional event information (i.e. housing and registration) will be included for your reference.  All other inquiries may be directed to

EXHIBITORS LIST (as of 2/25/15)
Arthrex, Inc.
Bioventus LLC
Endo Pharmaceuticals
Handmaster Plus
Medartis Inc.
Rose Micro Solutions
Skeletal Dynamics
Snap On Optics
Disclaimer and Waiver:
I understand that the material presented in this continuing medical education program (the “Program”) has been made available under sponsorship of the Japanese and American Societies for Surgery of the Hand for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty which may be of interest to others.
As a condition of my participation in the Program, I hereby (i) waive any claim I may have against ASSH/JSSH and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented in the Program; and (ii) release ASSH, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, as well as the presenters and speakers, from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the Program.
I further understand and agree that no reproduction of any kind, including photographs, audiotapes and videotapes, may be made of the Program. All property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to the ASSH/JSSH. ASSH/JSSH is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available. Costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel fees or penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.

Contact Kris R. Delas Armas, CMP, ASSH Meetings & Corporate Relations Manager, at (312) 880-1913 or via email at


Day 1

Sunday, March 29, 2015

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Registration

Afternoon Free Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Opening Ceremonies and Reception
Eposter and Exhibit session
Hawaiian Shirt Contest (Wear your Craziest OR Classiest)

Day 2

Monday, March 30, 2015

6:00 AM – 12:30 PM Registration

6:00 – 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

6:00 – 7:30 AM Skills Workshop / Complex Case Discussion
Skills Workshop: "Scaphoid: treatment for acute fracture and non-unions. IP joint fusion techniques for the painful, end stage and degenerative joint." (presented by Acumed)
● Deana Mercer, MD

Complex Soft Tissue Cases (Moderated by Andrew Y. Zhang, MD)
● Prosper Benhaim, MD and Keiichi Murata, MD

6:30 AM – 2:00 PM Visit Exhibits / E-poster Kiosks

7:30 AM – 12:30 PM General Session

7:30 – 7:40 AM Welcome from ASSH & JSSH Presidents
● William H. Seitz, Jr., MD and Hiroshi Yajima, MD

7:40 – 7:50 AM Tsunami Recovery Update
● Moroe Beppu, MD

7:50 – 8:00 AM Announcements from Program Chairs
● James Chang, MD and Minoru Shibata, MD

Section I – Fractures
8:00 – 8:20 AM Unsolved Problem #1: Proximal Pole Scaphoid Fractures
● Jeffrey Yao, MD

8:20 – 8:27 AM Paper 1: Successful Healing of Scaphoid Nonunions:  The Importance of Screw Placement Over Type of Bone Graft
● Michelle G. Carlson, MD

8:27 – 8:34 AM Paper 2: Randomized Comparison of Volar Locking Plates and Intramedullary Nails for Unstable Distal Radius Fractures
● Ethan R. Wiesler, MD

8:34 – 8:41 AM Paper 3: In Vivo Scaphoid Motion during Thumb and Forearm Motion with Cast Immobilizations
● Yohei Kawanishi, MD

8:41 – 8:48 AM Paper 4: PinFix Hybrid Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures
● Shigeru Kurimoto, MD, PhD

8:48 – 8:55 AM Paper 5: The Transverse Concavity of the Distal Radius: A Quantitative Study
● Keiichiro Oura, MD

9:00 – 9:20 AM Unsolved Problem #2: Complications from Volar Distal Radius Plating
● Junya Imatani, MD

9:20 – 9:27 AM Paper 6: Predicting a Safe Screw Length for Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures:  Lunate Depth as a Marker for Distal Radius Depth
● Jerry I. Huang, MD

9:27 – 9:34 AM Paper 7: Danger Zones for Flexor Tendons in Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures
● Jerry I. Huang, MD

9:34 – 9:41 AM Paper 8: Three Dimensional Evaluation of Displacement of Extensional Type Intra-articular Distal Radius Fracture
● Atsuo Shigi, MD

9:41 – 9:48 AM Paper 9: Open Repair of Complete Radioulnar Ligament Tear Associated with Unstable Distal Radius Fractures: Comparative Study between Open Repair and Non-lax Distal Radioulnar Joint Cases
● Ryotaro Fujitani, MD

9:48 – 9:55 AM Paper 10: Comparison of Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy Evaluation of Dorsal Screw Prominence Following Volar Distal Radius Plating in a Cadaver Model
● Fraser J. Leversedge, MD

10:00 – 10:30 AM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits

Section II – Soft Tissue 
10:30 – 10:50 AM Unsolved Problem #3: The Small Finger in Dupuytrens
● Vincent R. Hentz, MD

10:50 – 10:57 AM Paper 11: Sonographic Evaluation of First Dorsal Compartment in the Patients with DeQuervain's Disease
● Junko Sato, MD, PhD

10:57 – 11:04 AM Paper 12: Comparing Strength of Muscle Laceration Repairs Using Various Suture Techniques
● Erick R. Sanchez, MD

11:04 – 11:11 AM Paper 13: Sublimis Tenodesis for Traumatic Swan Neck Deformity
● Curtis M. Henn, MD

11:11 – 11:18 AM Paper 14: Closed Flexor Tendon Rupture of the Little Finger in the Palm and Wrist Joint
● Shiro Suzuki, MD, PhD

11:18 – 11:25 AM Paper 15: The Clinical Outcome of Anatomical Reattachment of the TFCC to the Ulnar Fovea using ECU Half-Slip and Interference Screw
● Toshiyasu Nakamura, MD, PhD

11:30 – 11:50 AM Unsolved Problem #4: Multiple Zone II Flexor Tendon Laceration
● Kentaro Watanabe, MD, PhD

11:50 – 11:57 AM Paper 16: Is this the Future for Ligament Reconstruction?
● Sanjeev Kakar, MD

11:57 AM – 12:04 PM Paper 17: The Effect of Flexor Digitorum Profundus Tendon Advancement in the Treatment of A Jersey Finger Injury: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study
● Jimmy Daruwalla, MD

12:04 – 12:11 PM Paper 18: Reconstruction of Chronic Radial Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint by Using a Half-slip of the Abductor Pollicis Brevis Tendon
● Megumi Hanaka, MD

12:11 – 12:18 PM Paper 19: Accuracy of Ultrasound-Guided DeQuervain’s Injection and Anatomic Considerations in a Cadaver Model
● Fraser J. Leversedge, MD

12:18 – 12:25 PM Paper 20: Ruptures of the Flexor Tendon in Athletes
● Hiroyasu Ikegami, MD, PhD

1:00 – 2:30 PM Complex Case Discussions
Complex Congenital Cases (Moderated by Joshua M. Abzug, MD)
● Paul Smith, MD and Hidehiko Kawabata, MD

Complex Fracture Cases (Moderated by Robin Neal Kamal, MD)
● Richard A. Berger, MD, PhD and Takuya Sawaizumi, MD

1:00 – 6:30 PM Golf Tournament (Royal Ka'anapali Golf Course)
● Sanjeev Kakar, MD and Takuro Wada, MD

Evening Free Time

Day 3

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

6:00 AM – 12:30 PM Registration

6:00 – 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

6:00 – 7:30 AM Skills Workshops
Skills Workshop: "The Biomechanics of the Distal Radius Fracture" (presented by Skeletal Dynamics)
● Deana Mercer, MD

Skills Workshop: “CMC Suspensionplasty using the Mini TightRope” (presented by Arthrex)
● Jerry I. Huang, MD and Jeffrey Yao, MD

6:30 AM – 2:00 PM Visit Exhibits / E-poster Kiosks

Section III – Congenital
7:30 – 7:50 AM Unsolved Problem #5: Type 3b & 4 Hypoplastic Thumb
● Minoru Shibata, MD

7:50 – 7:57 AM Paper 21: Syndactyly Web Space Reconstruction Using the Tapered M-to-V flap: A Single Surgeon, 30-year Experience
● Alexander F Mericli, MD

7:57 – 8:04 AM Paper 22: Pediatric Upper Extremity Emergency Room Transfers: Are They Warranted?
● Joshua M. Abzug, MD

8:04 – 8:11 AM Paper 23: Assessment of Differences Regarding the Management of Pediatric Supracondylar Fractures Between Hand and Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons
● Thao P. Nguyen, MD

8:11 – 8:18 AM Paper 24: Mobilization of A Radioulnar Synostosis with Four Different Techniques in 91 Forearms of 77 Patients
● Fuminori Kanaya, MD

8:18 – 8:25 AM Paper 25: Surgical Treatment for Pediatric Ulnar Coronoid Fractures
● Jiro Namba, MD, PhD

8:25 – 8:32 AM Paper 26: Prognostic Value of Phrenic Nerve Palsy in Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsy
● Hidehiko Kawabata, MD

8:32 – 8:39 AM Paper 27: Long-term Outcomes of External Rotation Tendon Transfers in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy
● Lindsey C. Sheffler, MD, MAS

8:40 – 9:00 AM Unsolved Problem #6: The Cleft Hand
● William H. Seitz, Jr., MD

Poster Bullet Presentations (Moderated by L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS & Takaya Mizuseki, MD, PhD)
9:00 – 9:03 AM Poster 1: Volar Subluxation of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint of the Thumb
● Yoshiaki Tomizuka, MD

9:03 – 9:06 AM Poster 2: The Influence of Trapeziometacarpal Arthrodesis on Thumb Metacarpophalangeal and Scaphotrapezial Motion: A Biomechanical Cadaveric Study
● Yusuke Kawano, MD

9:06 – 9:09 AM Poster 3: Inter-individual Differences in the Anatomy of the Distal Radius Affect the Plate-to-Bone Fit
● Hidemasa Yoneda, MD

9:09 – 9:12 AM Poster 4: Fragment-specific Fixation for Complex Intra-articular Fractures of the Distal Radius
● Yasunori Kaneshiro, MD, PhD

9:12 – 9:15 AM Poster 5: A Clinical Decision Rule for the Use of Radiography in Acute Wrist Injury: Development and External Validation of the Amsterdam Wrist Rules
● Monique M.J. Walenkamp, MD, MSc

9:15 – 9:18 AM Poster 6: Microsurgical Simulation Exercise for Surgical Training
● Lauren B. Grossman, MD

9:18 – 9:21 AM Poster 7: The Utility of Follow Up Plain Films for Non-Operative Fractures of the Fifth Metacarpal
● William Pannell, MD

9:21 – 9:24 AM Poster 8: Restoration of Flexion Function for Long Fingers in Neglected Lesion or After Failure of Primary Repair in Zone 2 is still a Surgical Challenge and Treatment still Debate
● Olivier Mares, MD

9:24 – 9:27 AM Poster 9: Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthroplasty for Severe Flexion Contracture in Rheumatoid Arthritis
● Takuji Iwamoto, MD, PhD

9:27 – 9:30 AM Poster 10: Costal Osteochondral Grafting for Cartilage Defects in Finger Joints -Prospective Evaluation up to 11 Years’ Follow-up
● Kazuki Sato, MD, PhD

9:30 – 9:33 AM Poster 11: Is Intrasheath Injection Going to be Lower Success Rate for Trigger Finger?
● Yasuhiro Toyoizumi, MD, PhD

9:33 – 9:36 AM Poster 12: Surgery for Contracture of the Forearm Rotation Due to Disorders of Both the Proximal and the Distal Radioulnar Joints
● Muneaki Abe, MD

9:36 – 9:39 AM Poster 13: Functional Outcomes of Replantation following Complete Radiocarpal Amputations
● Morad Askari, MD

9:39 – 9:42 AM Poster 14: Relative Contribution of the Subsheath to Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendon Stability in the Ulnar Groove: Implications for Surgical Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
● Michelle G. Carlson, MD

9:42 – 9:45 AM Poster 15: Single versus Double Herbert Screw Fixation in Scaphoid Wrist Fractures
● Gregory H. Rafijah, MD

10:00 – 10:30 AM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits

Section IV – Fingers, Flaps and Microsurgery
10:30 – 10:50 AM Unsolved Problem #7: Dorsal Hand Wound
● James Chang, MD

10:50 – 10:57 AM Paper 28: The use of Liposomal Bupivacaine in the Treatment of Vaso-occlusive Symptoms in the Hand
● Scott FM Duncan, MD, MPH, MBA

10:57 – 11:04 AM Paper 29: Midterm Functional Outcomes of the Entire Upper Limb Replantation
● Joji Iwase

11:04 – 11:11 AM Paper 30: Venue Shifting of Ambulatory Surgeries: Potential Cost Savings and Healthcare Delivery Improvement
● Christine Nguyen, BS

11:11 – 11:18 AM Paper 31: A Novel Use of Meniscus for Small Joint Reconstruction
● Haig Yenikomshian, MD

11:18 – 11:25 AM Paper 32: External Fixation for Comminuted Fractures of the Thumb Metacarpal and Dislocation Fractures of the Thumb Carpometacarpal
● Matsumura Kenichi, MD

11:25 – 11:32 AM Paper 33: Fresh Frozen Cadaver Study of Optimal Finger Position for Percutaneous Pinning of Proximal Phalanx Fractures: Dynamic Assessment of the Interosseous Hood
● Akira Ikumi

11:32 – 11:39 AM Paper 34: Hand Performance and Functional Outcomes following Fingertip Reconstruction
● Daisuke Kaji, MD

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM Unsolved Problem #8: Volkmann’s Contracture
● Toru Sunagawa, MD, PhD

12:00 – 12:07 PM Paper 35: A Comparison of the Subjective Experience of Bilateral Prosthetic Wearers, Bilateral Hand Transplants and Bilateral Toe-to-Hand Transfers
● Diane J Atkins, OTR, FISPO

12:07 – 12:14 PM Paper 36: Atypical Mycobacterial Infections of the Upper Extremity: Becoming More Atypical?
● Mariela Lopez, MD

12:14 – 12:21 PM Paper 37: Total Dorsal Capsulectomy for the Treatment of Digital Mucous Cysts
● Kohei Kanaya, MD

12:21 – 12:28 PM Paper 38: The Tissue Engineered Tendon Bone Interface:  Ex vivo and In vivo Synergistic Effects of Platelet Rich Plasma, Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel and Adipo-derived Stem Cells
● Rory B. McGoldrick, MD, FRCS, MBA

12:28 – 12:35 PM Paper 39: Treatment of Painful Scarred or Injured Digital Nerves with Digital Artery Perforator Adiposal Flaps
● Kiyohito Takamatsu, MD, PhD

12:35 – 12:42 PM Paper 40: Dorsal Ulnar Artery Perforator Flap for Reconstruction of Severe Hand Trauma
● Hiroyuki Gotani

12:42 – 12:49 PM Paper 41: Post Burn Pseudo Boutonniere Deformity: Recognition and Prevention
● Roger L. Simpson, MD, MBA

1:00 – 2:30 PM Skills Workshops (Maui Suites)
Skills Workshop: "Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound – Deep Dive on the Clinical and Scientific Data" (presented by Bioventus)
● Fraser J. Leversedge, MD & Chris Brodie, PhD

Skills Workshop: “New Concepts in Management of Distal Radius Fractures” (presented by Biomet)
● Peter E. Hoepfner, MD

Afternoon Free Time

7:00 – 9:00 PM Luau Celebration and Golf Tournament Awards – Ticket Required
Day 4

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

6:00 AM – 12:30 PM Registration

6:00 – 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

6:00 – 7:30 AM Skills Workshop and Complex Case Discussion
Skills Workshop: " A New Concept in CMC Reconstruction - Preserving the Trapezium" (presented by Skeletal Dynamics)
● Sanjeev Kakar, MD & Robert R. Gray, MD

Complex Arthritis Cases (Moderated by Ryan Endress, MD)
● Jerry I. Huang, MD & Norimasa Iwasaki, MD

6:30 AM – 2:00 PM Visit Exhibits / E-poster Kiosks

Section V – Nerve
7:30 – 7:50 AM Unsolved Problem #9: Indications for Delayed Nerve Repair vs. Grafting
● Hitoshi Hirata, MD

7:50 – 7:57 AM Paper 42: Distal Peripheral Nerve Blockade for Patients Undergoing Hand Surgery
● Scott FM Duncan, MD, MPH, MBA

7:57 – 8:04 AM Paper 43: Complications of Carpal Tunnel Release: A Systematic Review
● Jimmy Daruwalla, MD

8:04 – 8:11 AM Paper 44: Shoulder Position Increases Ulnar Nerve Strain at the Elbow of Patients with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
● Kensuke Ochi, MD, PhD

8:11 – 8:18 AM Paper 45: Analysis of Intraneural Microvascular Patterns in the Median Nerve of Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound
● Makoto Motomiya, MD, PhD

8:18 – 8:25 AM Paper 46: Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Guyon's Canal
● Eiko Yamabe, MD, PhD

8:25 – 8:32 AM Paper 47: When might it be too late to repair a Peripheral Nerve?  Molecular Mechanisms Affecting Recovery
● Mikael Wiberg, PhD

8:40 – 9:00 AM Unsolved Problem #10: Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
● Edward Diao, MD

9:00 – 9:07 AM Paper 48: Analysis of Dynamic Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography after Brachial Plexography in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
● Ema Onode, MD

9:07 – 9:14 AM Paper 49: Different Mechanism Underlying Peripheral and Central Nervous Regeneration
● Takao Omura, MD, PhD

9:14 – 9:21 AM Paper 50: Assessment of Median Nerve Cross Sectional Area After Carpal Tunnel Release Using Ultrasound
● Atsuyuki Inui, MD

9:21 – 9:28 AM Paper 51: Anesthesia Factors Affecting Overall Efficiency and Safety of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
● Shelby R. Lies, MD

9:28 – 9:35 AM Paper 52: Randomized Trial of Minocycline for Post-opererative Pain After Carpal Tunnel Release
● Catherine Curtin, MD

9:35 – 9:42 AM Paper 53: Brief Intraoperative Nerve Stimulation Augments Nerve Recovery After Decompression or Repair
● Jovito G. Angeles, MD

10:00 – 10:30 AM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits

Section VI – Arthritis
10:30 – 10:50 AM Unsolved Problem #11: Scaphotrapezialtrapezoidal Osteoarthritis
● Marco Rizzo, MD

10:50 – 10:57 AM Paper 54: Cadaveric Testing of a Novel Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction
● Michelle G. Carlson, MD

10:57 – 11:04 AM Paper 55: CapFlex-PIP© - A New Modular Surface-gliding Arthroplasty
● Daniel B. Herren, MD

11:04 – 11:11 AM Paper 56: Prosthetic Arthroplasty versus Arthrodesis for Osteoarthritis and Post-Traumatic Arthritis of the Index Finger Proximal Interphalangeal Joint
● Sanjeev Kakar, MD

11:11 – 11:18 AM Paper 57: Is the MidCarpal or the RadioCarpal Joint Responsible for Wrist’s Dart Thrower’s Motion?
● Peter Kaveh Mansuripur, MD

11:18 – 11:25 AM Paper 58: Distal Radius Joint Surface Reconstruction using a Pedicle Pisiform Osteochondral Transfer
● Hisao Ishii, MD

11:25 – 11:32 AM Paper 59: Combination of the EIP Tendon Transfer and the PL Free Tendon Graft Yields Better Results in Reconstruction of Ulnar Three Finger Extensor Ruptures in Rheumatoid Wrists
● Takaya Mizuseki, MD, PhD

11:32 – 11:39 AM Paper 60: Locking of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint of the Thumb
● Kenji Yoshida, MD, PhD

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM Unsolved Problem #12: Advanced Keinbock’s Disease
● Ryosuke Kakinoki, MD, PhD

12:00 – 12:07 PM Paper 61: Arthroscopy Assessed Four-Corner Fusion
● Filipa Maria Martinho Santos Silva, MD

12:07 – 12:14 PM Paper 62: Postoperative Evaluation of Computer Simulation in Arthroscopic Arthroplasty for Elbow Osteoarthritis
● Ko Temporin, MD, PhD

12:14 – 12:21 PM Paper 63: Autologous Osteochondral Mosaicplasty for Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow: Minimum 5-year Follow-up
● Atsushi Urita, MD, PhD

12:21 – 12:28 PM Paper 64: Three-Dimensional Deformity Analysis of the Forearm Bones in Congenital Proximal Radioulnar Synostosis
● Fuminori Kanaya, MD

12:28 – 12:35 PM Paper 65: Predictors of Surgical Decision Making in Foveal Avulsion Injury of Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
● Koji Shigematsu, MD, PhD

12:35 – 12:42 PM Paper 66: Integrative Repair of Articular Surface Defects with Tissue Engineered Cartilage
● Kavita Vakharia, MD

12:42 – 12:49 PM Paper 67: Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation for the Elbow - The US Experience
● Lisa L. Lattanza, MD

1:00 – 2:00 PM Skills Workshop
Skills Workshop: "Current Concepts in Distal Humerus Fractures" (presented by Biomet)
● Michael Wich, MD
Day 5
Course Updates
Learn more about opportunities for hands-on and lecture demonstrations
Sign up for a Skills Workshop. Buy tickets to the Luau.
Monday, March 30 at Royal Ka'anapali Golf Course
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