Reconstruction of the Proximal Scaphoid With a Medial Femoral Trochlea Osteochondral Graft: Minimum 2-Year Results
To report the clinical and radiological outcomes after medial femoral trochlear (MFT) osteochondral graft for the salvage of proximal scaphoid fractures with a minimum 2-year follow-up. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Cameron Keating, David McCombe, Christopher A. Powell, Peter Maloney, Eugene T. Ek, Stephen K. Tham Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Biomechanical Study Comparing Pulvertaft, Double Side-to-Side, and Locking Side-to-Side Tendon Suture Techniques
In this study, we present a single-sided locking side-to-side (STS) suture technique as a possible alternative for the Pulvertaft weave in tendon transfers. The aim of the study was to compare the biomechanical characteristics of the single-sided locking STS reconstruction with Pulvertaft and double-sided nonlocking STS reconstructions. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jaimy E. Koopman, Caroline A. Hundepool, Liron S. Duraku, Mick Kreulen, J. Michiel Zuidam Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Reliability of Telephone Acquisition of the PROMIS Upper Extremity Computer Adaptive Test
Our primary purpose was to evaluate the reliability of telephone administration of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Upper Extremity (UE) Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) version 2.0 in a hand and upper extremity population, and secondarily to make comparisons with the abbreviated version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH). (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: John T. Wilkinson, Jordan W. Clawson, Chelsea M. Allen, Angela P. Presson, Andrew R. Tyser, Nikolas H. Kazmers Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Surgical Mobilization of Skeletal Muscles Changes Functional Properties —Implications for Tendon Transfers
Tendon transfer surgery restores function by rerouting working muscle –tendon units to replace the function of injured or paralyzed muscles. This procedure requires mobilizing a donor muscle relative to its surrounding myofascial connections, which improves the muscle’s new line of action and increases excursion. However, the biomechanical effect of mobilization o n a donor muscle’s force-generating function has not been previously studied under in vivo conditions. The purpose of this study was to quantify the effect of surgical mobilization on active and passive biomechanical properties of 3 large r...
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Taylor M. Winters, Michael Lim, Mitsuhiko Takahashi, Jan Frid én, Richard L. Lieber, Samuel R. Ward Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

A 5-Year Review of the Designated Leadership Positions of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
Despite near equal representation of women in medical schools since 2008, the percentage of women in surgical subspecialties has remained low. Hand surgery accounts for one of the highest percentages of women, at 19%. Ascension to leadership positions has not yet been fully studied among this group. Our study examined whether increased female representation translated to representation at different levels within the organization. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Meghan McCullough, Rolanda A. Willacy, Marilan Luong, Joshua M. Abzug, Selina Poon Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Impact of Biofeedback in the Treatment of Nonspecific Persistent Wrist and Forearm Pain in Adolescents
Biofeedback is a self-regulation technique in which patients learn to control what were once thought to be involuntary bodily processes. The goal of this study was to examine a sample of adolescents with persistent, nonspecific wrist and forearm pain to assess whether biofeedback can improve symptoms. A secondary goal was to identify any shared characteristics. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew Folchert, Cora Breuner, Suzanne Steinman Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Medium to Long-Term Follow-Up After Pyrocarbon Disc Interposition Arthroplasty for Treatment of CMC Thumb Joint Arthritis
This study presents the results of this technique with a minimum 5-year follow up. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Cecile M.C.A. van Laarhoven, Janna S.E. Ottenhoff, Bastiaan T.J.A. van Hoorn, Mark van Heijl, Arnold H. Schuurman, Brigitte E.P.A. van der Heijden Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Comparison of the Costs of Reusable Versus Disposable Equipment for Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Procedures Using Activity-Based Costing Analysis
Guidelines for sterilization of reusable equipment (eg, arthroscopes, surgical equipment) have recently been established. These guidelines are supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and affect costs for sterilization. The current analysis was undertaken to understand if reusable or disposable endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) equipment is a less-expensive option. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Voigt, Daniel Seigerman, Kevin Lutsky, Pedro Beredjiklian, Charles Leinberry Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Evaluation of Dorsal Scaphoid Displacement Using Posterior Radioscaphoid Angle in Patients With Suspected Scapholunate Instability: A  Preliminary Study
To assess the validity and reliability of the posterior radioscaphoid angle (PRSA), an indicator of dorsal displacement of the scaphoid, in distinguishing wrists with and without chronic scapholunate instability (SLI). (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lionel Athlani, Jonathan Granero, Kamel Rouizi, Gabriela Hossu, Alain Blum, Gilles Dautel, Pedro Augusto Gondim Teixeira Tags: Editor's Choice Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Thumb Pulp Defects Using Free Lateral Great Toe Flaps
To evaluate the risk factors for, and clinical outcomes of, free lateral great toe flaps for the reconstruction of thumb pulp defects. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Chaoqun Yuan, Hongjun Liu, Hanyu Zhang, Tianliang Wang, Jiaxiang Gu Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Defining Features of Hand Anomalies in Severe Thumb Hypoplasia: A  Classification Modification
To investigate morphologic hand anomalies in children with severe but unclassifiable forms of thumb hypoplasia and radial-sided hand deficiency. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Peter S. Chang, Charles A. Goldfarb, Don S. Bae, Ann Van Heest, Andrea Bauer, Lindley B. Wall, CoULD Study Group Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

The Patient Perspective on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Following Elective Hand Surgery: A Convergent Mixed-Methods Analysis
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have traditionally been used for research purposes, but are now being used to evaluate outcomes from the patient ’s perspective and inform ongoing management and quality of care. We used quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluate the short-version Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) with regard to patient preference and measurement of patient goals and their responsiveness after treatment. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lauren M. Shapiro, Sara L. Eppler, Allison K. Roe, Arden Morris, Robin N. Kamal Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Biomechanical Effects of Radioscapholunate Fusion With Distal Scaphoidectomy and Triquetrum Excision on Dart-Throwing and Wrist Circumduction Motions
Distal scaphoid and triquetrum excisions can improve the range of wrist motion after radioscapholunate (RSL) fusion, but little is known about the kinematics of dart-throwing and global circumduction motions. We hypothesized that these excisions could increase the range of motion without causing midcarpal instability. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Daisuke Suzuki, Shohei Omokawa, Akio Iida, Yasuaki Nakanishi, Hisao Moritomo, Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh, Yasuhito Tanaka Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Decision Aids for Upper-Extremity Conditions
Decision aids (DAs) are tools designed to correct misconceptions, help people weigh the pros and cons of each option, and choose an option consistent with their values. This randomized controlled trial tested the difference in decision regret between patients who reviewed a DA at the end of the visit and those who did not. Secondary study questions addressed differences in pain self-efficacy, pain intensity, satisfaction, physical function, and treatment choice. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Iris I.M. Kleiss, Joost T.P. Kortlever, David Ring, Gregg A. Vagner, Lee M. Reichel Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Risk Factors Contributing to Early Implant Fracture in  Silicone Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty for Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
To identify the risk factors associated with early implant fracture of silicone metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint arthroplasty using the volar hinge silicone implant for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Takuji Iwamoto, Kazunori Ishii, Taku Suzuki, Hiroo Kimura, Noboru Matsumura, Kazuki Sato Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

A Biomechanical Evaluation of the ECRL Tenodesis for Reconstruction of the Scapholunate Ligament
Reconstruction of the scapholunate ligament (SLL) in the setting of dynamic instability remains a surgical challenge, with lack of consensus on the best reconstructive procedure. Reconstruction of only the dorsal component may lead to volar gapping and abnormal wrist kinematics. This cadaveric active motion simulation study determined whether scapholunate (SL) motion, angulation, and contact are restored following open reconstruction using the extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) tenodesis, which reconstructs both the volar and the dorsal SLL components. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrea H.W. Chan, Clare E. Padmore, Daniel G. Langhor, Ruby Grewal, James A. Johnson, Nina Suh Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

ASSH 75 Years: An Update of Progress Over the Past 25 Years
This article chronicles some of the major advancements made by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand over the past 25 years since the publication of William Newmeyer III ’s monograph, American Society for Surgery of the Hand: The First Fifty Years, in 1995. What is intangible and impossible to articulate in this article are the countless stories of relationship building, education, and research advancement that the programming and activities the American Society f or Surgery of the Hand has provided. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Joshua M. Abzug, John M. Bednar, Marybeth Ezaki, Warren Hammert, Sonu A. Jain, Scott H. Kozin, Amy L. Ladd, Daniel J. Nagle Tags: The Hand Surgery Landscape Source Type: research

The Influence of Self-Reported Hand –Arm Vibration Exposure on Functional Outcomes Following Carpal Tunnel Release
This study describes the impact of self-reported hand –arm vibration (HAV) exposure on patient-reported outcomes, health-related quality of life, and satisfaction after carpal tunnel release. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Paul H.C. Stirling, Paul J. Jenkins, Nicholas D. Clement, Andrew D. Duckworth, Jane E. McEachan Tags: Editor's Choice Source Type: research

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Applying Evidence to Inform Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Care
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common problems treated by hand surgeons. As our understanding of the condition has improved and focus on quality and evidence-based care has evolved, management of CTS has shifted as well. Although for many patients the diagnosis and treatment plan are relatively straightforward, understanding how to decide what diagnostics are appropriate, how to avoid complications especially in high-risk patients, and even which surgical option to offer remains a challenge. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aviram M. Giladi, Ines C. Lin, Kenneth R. Means, Stephen A. Kennedy Tags: Current Concepts Source Type: research

The Association Between Electrodiagnostic Severity and Treatment Recommendations for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our study aimed to evaluate the relationship between electrodiagnostic study (EDS) severity and utilization of treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) as well as the duration of time between EDS and carpal tunnel release (CTR). (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yu-Ting Lu, Amrit K. Deol, Erika D. Sears Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Outcomes of Pediatric and Adolescent Carpal Tunnel Release
To investigate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) presentation and long-term outcomes of carpal tunnel release (CTR) in children and adolescents. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Katherine Velicki, Charles A. Goldfarb, Summer Roberts, Lindley B. Wall Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Dry Wrist Arthroscopy for Ulnar-Sided Wrist Disorders
We describe some of the tips and tricks that can be used to manage ulnar-sided wrist pain. We particularly emphasize the different technical points to perform dry wrist arthroscopy compared with previously described wet arthroscopic procedures. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Marion Burnier, Guillaume Herzberg, Riccardo Luchetti, Francisco del Pi ñal, Sanjeev Kakar Tags: Current Concepts Source Type: research

The Critical Portions of Carpal Tunnel Surgery: A Comparison Between Opinions of Surgeons and the General Public
This study compares the opinions of surgeons and the general public regarding what constitutes the critical portions of carpal tunnel release (CTR). (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tyler S. Pidgeon, Alexander S. Lauder, Betty C. Tong, Cynthia L. Green, Thomas Risoli, Marc J. Richard, Suhail K. Mithani Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes of the Shoulder in Long-Term Follow-Up of Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
The purpose of this study was to examine radiographic and functional outcomes of the shoulder in brachial plexus birth injury (BPBI) patients at long-term follow-up. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kristen Ploetze, Charles Goldfarb, Summer Roberts, Lindley Wall Tags: Editor ’s Choice Source Type: research

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation at the Time of Upper-Extremity Amputation for the Treatment of Pain Severity and Symptoms
Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) is a technique for the management of peripheral nerves in amputation. Phantom limb pain (PLP) and residual limb pain (RLP) trouble many patients after amputation, and TMR has been shown to reduce this pain when performed after the initial amputation. We hypothesize that TMR at the time of amputation may improve pain for patients after major upper-extremity amputation. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrew L. O ’Brien, Sumanas W. Jordan, Julie M. West, Lauren M. Mioton, Gregory A. Dumanian, Ian L. Valerio Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Social Deprivation and Congenital Upper Extremity Differences —An Assessment Using PROMIS
The objective of this study was to assess whether social deprivation correlates with subjective assessment of function in pediatric patients with congenital hand differences. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lindley B. Wall, Melissa Wright, Julie Samora, Donald S. Bae, Suzanne Steinman, Charles A. Goldfarb, CoULD Study Group Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

An Anatomical Study of Metacarpal Morphology Utilizing CT Scans: Evaluating Parameters for Antegrade Intramedullary Compression Screw Fixation of Metacarpal Fractures
This study evaluated metacarpal morphology for antegrade placement of intramedullary headless compression screws (IMHCS) for metacarpal fracture fixation. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Don Hoang, Catphuong L. Vu, Madeleine Jackson, Jerry I. Huang Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Locally Advanced Pleomorphic Dermal Sarcoma of the Forearm
Pleomorphic dermal sarcoma (PDS) is a rare mesenchymal tissue tumor that shares pathological features with atypical fibroxanthoma, but also exhibits tumor necrosis, invasion beyond the superficial subcutis, and vascular or perineural infiltration. In addition, PDS also has relatively high rates of local recurrence and metastasis and is usually encountered in elderly men, especially in the head and neck area. In this article, we report a rare case of PDS that infiltrated the fascial tissues in the forearm of a female patient. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Nam Jang, Hyun Woo Shin, Kun Chul Yoon Tags: Case Repository Source Type: research

Congenital Upper-Extremity Differences: A  Thematic Analysis of On-Line Discussion Boards
On-line discussion boards (DBs) are used by patients and family members to pose questions and share experiences with a broader community. Systematic analysis of the text posted to DBs about congenital upper-extremity (UE) differences may allow physicians to identify and address patients ’ questions and concerns better. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - October 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Taylor Cogsil, Dongyeon J. Kim, Marie Morris, Charles A. Goldfarb, Lindley B. Wall Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Prospective Evaluation of Surgical and Anesthetic Technique of Carpal Tunnel Release in an Orthopedic Practice
The goal of this study was to determine whether the type of anesthesia (monitored anesthesia care [MAC] vs wide-awake local anesthesia no tourniquet technique [WALANT]) or the surgical technique (mini-open vs endoscopic) would affect patient satisfaction with postoperative pain control, postoperative pain, or opioid use after carpal tunnel release (CTR). The hypothesis was that endoscopic and open CTR surgery would have the same patient satisfaction with postoperative pain control, postoperative pain, and opioid use, but WALANT surgery would have higher patient satisfaction with postoperative pain control, postoperative pa...
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hannah Aultman, Cameron A. Roth, John Curran, Jovito Angeles, Daniel Mass, Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, Megan Conti Mica Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery: Changing Incidence in Finnish and Swedish Men Between 1997 and 2016
Distal biceps tendon rupture is a relatively rare injury usually occurring with excess external extension force applied to a flexed elbow. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of distal biceps tendon rupture surgery in the Finnish and Swedish adult population between the years 1997 and 2016. A secondary aim was to investigate the distal biceps rupture incidence in the Swedish population in 2001 to  2016. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Antti P. Launonen, Tuomas T. Huttunen, Vesa Lepola, Seppo T. Niemi, Pekka Kannus, Li Fell änder-Tsai, Hans E. Berg, Minna K. Laitinen, Ville M. Mattila Tags: Editor ’s Choice Source Type: research

Persistent Trigger Finger Due to Tendon Subluxation
We report the case of an adult patient with persistence of triggering after A1 pulley division in the ring finger, which was caused by flexor digitorum superficialis tendon subluxation. This resolved after longitudinal flexor digitorum superficialis tendon separation. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ronald K. Akiki, Loree K. Kalliainen Tags: Case Repository Source Type: research

Combat-Sustained Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the United States Military
Combat-sustained peripheral nerve injuries (CSPNIs) are often the result of high-energy blast mechanisms and are increasing in frequency and severity among US forces engaged in contemporary warfare. The purpose of this study was to describe CSPNIs and report outcomes after evaluation in a military multidisciplinary peripheral nerve clinic. We hypothesized that a shorter time to evaluation by a multidisciplinary peripheral nerve team would improve outcomes. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: John C. Dunn, Michael D. Eckhoff, Tyler C. Nicholson, William Campbell, Kimbra Kenney, Jonathan Smith, Mark Landau, Matthew Miller, Jason Souza, Leon J. Nesti Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Revascularization of a Circumferential Hand and Forearm Degloving Injury Using an Arteriovenous Shunt
We present a rare case of circumferential degloving of the hand and forearm with distal dysvascularity, treated successfully with revascularization with arterial anastomosis, venous anastomosis, and arteriovenous shunt creation. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hari Venkatramani, S. Raja Sabapathy, Dafang Zhang Tags: Case Repository Source Type: research

Health Literacy and Decisional Preferences in Hand Surgery
This study examines the relationship between health literacy and preferred decision-making role in patients seeking care for hand problems. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew Tarabochia, Mariano E. Menendez, David Ring Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Declining Trend in Medicare Physician Reimbursements for Hand Surgery From 2002 to 2018
To evaluate trends in Medicare physician reimbursements for 20 common hand procedures/surgeries from 2002 to  2018. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Azeem Tariq Malik, Safdar N. Khan, Kanu S. Goyal Tags: Editor's Choice Source Type: research

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A Multicenter Matched Cohort Study of Processed Nerve Allograft and Conduit in Digital Nerve Reconstruction
Biomaterials used to restore digital nerve continuity after injury associated with a defect may influence ultimate outcomes. An evaluation of matched cohorts undergoing digital nerve gap reconstruction was conducted to compare processed nerve allograft (PNA) and conduits. Based on scientific evidence and historical controls, we hypothesized that outcomes of PNA would be better than for conduit reconstruction. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Fraser J. Leversedge, Jozef Zoldos, Jason Nydick, Dennis S. Kao, Wesley Thayer, Brendan MacKay, Desirae McKee, Harry Hoyen, Bauback Safa, Gregory M. Buncke Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research

Establishing Validity of a Comprehensive Hand Surgical Training and Educational Platform (STEP)
The purpose of this study was to develop and perform the initial validation for the Surgical Training and Educational Platform (STEP), a cost-effective psychomotor training and assessment instrument designed to teach and evaluate fundamental skills considered critical to competency in hand surgery. (Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: The ASSH Surgical Simulation Taskforce, David J. Wright, Jennifer Uong Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research