American Society for the Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting . Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ASSH, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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VIDEO: Reimbursement rates for common hand surgery procedures before and after the Affordable Care Act

September 25, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Sonu Jain, MD, discussed a study that looked at reimbursement…

Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

September 22, 2017
At a time when the state of health care is in flux, it is critical that physicians engage in the national debate by telling their stories and those…
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VIDEO: Formal counseling linked with reduced opioid consumption after hand surgery

September 21, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Asif Ilyas, MD, discussed ways in which physicians can manage…
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VIDEO: Corticosteroid injection offered pain relief for patients with radial tunnel syndrome

September 18, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD, discussed a study that evaluated a…
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VIDEO: Past AMA president discusses importance of physicians advocating for patients

September 15, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Andrew W. Gurman, MD, discussed physicians advocating for…
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Patients with poor glycemic control had worse outcomes after treatment of hand infections

September 13, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients with diabetes who had poor inpatient glycemic control experienced worse outcomes after treatment of hand infections…
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Early motion improved functional outcomes the same as conservative immobilization after thumb surgery

September 12, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients who underwent conservative immobilization after ligament reconstruction tendon interposition surgery had no…
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Older patients had an increase in incidental triangular fibrocartilage complex signal abnormalities

September 12, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting showed older patients experienced an increase…
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Patients with hand syndactyly, unaffected patients had similar quality of life

September 11, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Pediatric patients with congenital hand syndactyly had a similar quality of life as unaffected individuals, according to…
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Better arc of motion found with screw vs staple fixation of the wrist

September 11, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Although there are various methods of fixation available for four-corner fusion of the wrist, results presented here showed…
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