49th Annual Meeting - New England Hand Society - December 3, 2021

Sturbridge, MA US

The 49th Annual Meeting of the New England Hand Society will include research abstracts from practitioners across New England and feature a keynote presentation by Greg Dumanian MD, Stuteville Professor of Surgery and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Target Audience

New England based practitioners focused on Hand Surgery & Therapy. Includes: Physicians, RNs, PAs, and Therapists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to

  • Integrate principles of hand therapy with surgical management of hand and upper extremity problems.
  • Evaluate surgical and nonsurgical management of hand and upper extremity problems.
  • List current nonsurgical and surgical strategies for addressing postamputation neuroma pain and discuss their limitations.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 7.00 Participation
Course opens: 
12/03/2021
Course expires: 
12/03/2022
Rating: 
0

Agenda

7:30am               Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibitors                                                                     

                             Cheshire/Danforth

 

7:55am               Welcome & Introduction – Richard Bernstein, MD – President

 

*indicates Founder’s Award consideration

Name underlined indicates presenter of abstract

 

8:00-9:45am      Abstracts Session 1                                                                                              

                             Ballroom

Moderator:       Charles Cassidy MD, Tufts Medical Center

                            

8:00am               *The Utility of the Biceps Palpation-Rotation Test in Diagnosing Partial  Distal Biceps Tendon Tears

Vincent Caputo BS, Antonio Cusano MD, Matthew R. LeVasseur MD, Mark Spencer MD, Augustus D. Mazzocca MS, MD, Andrew E. Caputo MD

 

8:05am                  Prevalence of Distal Bicep Tendinopathy on Magnetic Resonance Imaging

C. Tuik BSc, I. Legerstee BSc, Y.A.J. Hoftiezer M.D., M.P.J. Van den Bekerom M.D. PhD, Neal C. Chen M.D.

 

8:10am         Augmentation of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures with the Lacertus Fibrosus: A Biomechanical Study in a Tendon-Deficient Model

Matthew R. LeVasseur MD, Antonio Cusano MD, Colin L. Uyeki, Matthew J. Pina MD, Elifho Obopilwe, Andrew E. Caputo MD, Augustus D. Mazzocca MD

 

8:15am           *Complication Rates Using a Single Incision Trans-Osseous Suture Repair for Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture

Andrew E. Caputo MD, Angela Cremins DMSc, PA-C, Devon Banda MD, Matthew Solomito PhD

 

8:20am            Discussion

 

8:35am          *Subcutaneous Mass of the Forearm; Giant Schwannoma, a Rare Unexpected Finding

Austin Healy MD, Manuel Alejandro Fajardo MD, Alan Babigian MD

 

8:40am           *Pseudogout: A rare cause of acute carpal tunnel syndrome and acute Guyon’s canal syndrome

Forrest Rackard MS MD, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez MD, Vijay Vanguri MD, Douglas Rothkopf MD

 

8:45am           *Congenital Infantile Fibrosarcoma: 13 Year Follow-up of a Rare Tumor Originally Presented in 2008

Manuel Alejandro Fajardo MD, Austin Healy MD, Alan Babigian MD

 

8:50am             Discussion

 

9:05am            *The Effects of Lamination on Plaster Strength

Leah N. Herzog MD, Rohan H. Kambeyanda MD, Xuan Luo MD, J. Grant Thomson MD

 

9:10am             *How long should we hold our splints? Assessment of drying time in plaster

Rohan H. Kambeyanda MD, Leah N. Herzog MD, J. Grant Thomson MD, Xuan Luo MD

 

9:15am                Handipedia.org: Survey of barriers to resident utilization

Rajiv J. Iyengar MD, J. Grant Thomson MD FACS MSc

 

9:20am                Algorithmic Treatment of Olecranon Bursitis

Joshua A. Back, Jacob Laperche, Richard A. Bernstein MD

 

9:25am                 Discussion

 

9:45-10:15am      Break/Exhibitors                                                                                                                       

                               Cheshire/Danforth

 

10:15-12:00pm              Abstracts Session 2                                                                                                                 

                                          Ballroom

Moderator:                     Dina Galvin MD, VA Boston Healthcare

 

10:15am              *Open Distal Radius Fractures: Elective or Urgent Surgery?

Luke Latario MD, Matthew DeFazio MD, Matthew Poorman MD, Marci Jones MD

 

10:20am              *Outcomes after Dorsal Spanning Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures

Matthew DeFazio MD, Natalie Godfrey MD, Evan Offord BS, Emmanuel Budis BS, Marci Jones MD

 

10:25am        *Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Complex Complete Teat Is Associated With Injury of the Long Radiolunate, Dorsal Intercarpal and Dorsal Radiocarpal Ligaments

Emil Stefan Vutescu MD, J. Elliot Brown MD, Edgar Garcia-Lopez MS, Julia A. Katarincic MD, Manuel Dasilva MD, Joseph A. Gil MD

 

10:30am              Discussion

 

10:45am      *Analysis of Hand and Microsurgery Transfers to a Level 1 Trauma Center: A descriptive analysis over 7 years

Rajiv J. Iyengar MD, Michael Mercier BS, Niki K. Patel BS MS, J. Grant Thomson MD, Marc E. Walker MD MBA

 

10:50am             Snowblower Hand Injuries, a Source of Long-term Disability: A Longitudinal Study

Patrick Curtin MD, Matthew Defazio MD, Kathryn Hiller, Forrest Rackard, Marci Jones MD, Eric Swart

 

10:55am            *Delayed acute thenar compartment syndrome of the hand with a patient with Evans syndrome

Kevin Kim DO, Manuel Alejandro Fajardo MD, Austin Healy MD, Alan Babigian MD

 

11:00am         Cutaneous paraneoplastic syndrome affecting the hand in a case of underlying        hyperimmunoglobulinemia

Jacob Laperche M.S., Richard Bernstein M.D

 

11:05am                Discussion

 

11:20am                *Pain Associated with Buffered Versus Unbuffered Injections in the Hand: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Sebastian Orman MD, Christopher J. Lama MS, Edgar Garcia-Lopez MD MS, Joseph A. Gil MD, Julia A. Katarincic MD, Christopher J. Got MD

 

11:25am                 *Effect of Resiliency on Post-Steroid Injection Pain in Patients with Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis

Christopher J. Lama MS, Edgar Garcia-Lopez MD MS, Edward Akelman MD, Arnold-Peter C. Weiss MD, Christopher J. Got MD, Joseph A. Gil MD, Julia A. Katarincic MD

 

11:30am         *Modulation of Nerve Regeneration After Median Nerve Transection and Repair: Weekly versus Biweekly Electrical Stimulation

Lindsay R. Kosinski MD, Christopher J. Lama MS, Elliott Rebello, Jonathan Ge, Neil Y. Li, Sami H. Tuffaha, Julia A, Katarincic MD, Joseph A. Gil MD

 

11:35am                *A rare case of Dupuytren’s Disease in an African American patient with vitiligo

Abdel K. Salous MD PhD, Alan Babigan, MD

 

11:40am                     Discussion

 

Noon -1:00pm          Lunch/Exhibitors                                                                                                                     

                                    Atrium Area      

 

12:00-12:15pm         NEHS Business Meeting (during lunch)                                                                               

                                     Ballroom

 

1:00-2:00pm             Guest Presentation – Targeted Muscle Reinnervation                                                    

                                    Ballroom

 Greg Dumanian MD, Stuteville Professor of Surgery and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

 

2:00-3:00pm             Panel Discussion- Therapy Perspective to Targeted Muscle Reinnervation

                                    Ballroom

                                    Moderator: Kyle Eberlin MD, Massachusetts General Hospital              

                                   Panelists: Greg Dumanian MD, Northwestern University

                                                      Paul Bonzani MHS, University of New Hampshire

           Katherine DeMello OTR/L, CHT, Massachusetts General Hospital    

 

3:00-4:30pm            Abstract Session 3                                                                                                                   

                                   Ballroom

                                   Moderator: Raghuveer Muppavarapu, MD, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

 

3:00pm                     Strengthening of the First Dorsal Interosseous for thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis

Rachel Cross BS, Yannick Albert J. Hoftiezer MD, R. Gottlieb BSc, S.C. Wilkens MD PhD, C.S. Mudgal MD, J.B. Jupiter MD MA, Neal C. Chen MD

 

3:05pm         Assessing the safety and efficacy of early mobilization in suture button suspensionplasty in the treatment of thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis

Sara E. Islam BS, Sohel Islam MD

 

3:10pm           Prospective randomized trial comparing Oval 8 orthosis and elastic tape versus cast immobilization for conservative management of mallet finger injury

Lori Algar OTD OTR/L CHT, Henry Backe MD, Ross Richer MD, Sharon Andruskiwec PT CHT, Paul Zalenski OTR/L CHT, Alex Lengyel OTR/L, Chris Svogun PA-C

 

3:15pm                       Discussion

 

3:30pm             Defining Prolonged Opioid Use After Surgery – A systematic Review and Proposed Criteria for Hand Surgery

Steven P. Moura MA, Showly Nicholson BA, Yannick Albert J. Hoftiezer MD, Jonathan Lans MD PhD, Neal C. Chen MD, Kyle R. Eberlin MD

 

3:35pm          Initial Treatment Choice Affects Cost-effectiveness and Re-intervention Rates for Dupuyren’s Contracture: A National Census Veterans Affairs Patients

James J. Drinane DO, Darren Gemoets PhD, Kevin Kooi MD, Yannick Albert J. Hoftiezer MD, James Hoehn MD, Kyle R. Eberlin MD

 

3:40pm               A Medical Chart Review of Infection Rates After Hand Surgery in Patients with Dupuytren’s Contracture

Stephanie Francalancia BA, K. Hegermiller BA BS, C. Kang MD, A. Samandar Dowlatshahi MD

 

3:45pm                   Discussion

 

4:00pm               Soft Tissue Chondroma of the Hand: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Ian Whittal BA, Annie Jin BS, Devon Banda DO, Alan Babigian MD

 

4:05pm                Subungual Exostosis of the Hand with Atypical Features

Ian Whittall BA, Katalin Ferenczi MD, Campbell Stewart MD, Andrew Chen MD

 

4:10pm                    Psychosocial and functional impact of digital replantation

Peter Luca C. DiGiovanni BA, Yannick Albert J. Hoftiezer MD, Brigitte E.P.A. van der Heijden MSc MD PhD, Kyle R. Eberlin MD, Jonathan Lans MD PhD, Neal C. Chen MD

 

4:15pm                    Discussion

 

4:30pm                    Closing & Adjournment

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Sturbridge, MA 01566
United States
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and the New England Hand Society. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 7.00 Participation
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