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  • Hand transplantation a growing field

    Diane J. Atkins, OTR, FISPO, provided insight into the growing field of hand transplantation as an alternative for patients who have rejected upper limb prostheses during a presentation at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, here. Atkins, who specializes in upper limb rehabilitation, has worked with the hand transplant […]

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  • Osteomyelitis likely an issue with open finger fractures

    Infections, such as osteomyelitis, are important to take into consideration in the management of open finger fractures, according to a presenter at the Annual Hand Surgery Symposium. “The real issue is osteomyelitis,” Randall W. Culp, MD, of the Philadelphia Hand Center, said. “Most [infections] you see in your own practices result in contracted contamination by […]

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  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)