49th Annual Meeting - New England Hand Society - December 3, 2021
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
New England based practitioners focused on Hand Surgery & Therapy. Includes: Physicians, RNs, PAs, and Therapists.
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.
7:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibitors
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
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
8:35am *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
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
10:15-12:00pm Abstracts Session 2
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
10:45am *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
11:20am *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
Noon -1:00pm Lunch/Exhibitors
12:00-12:15pm NEHS Business Meeting (during lunch)
1:00-2:00pm Guest Presentation – Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
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
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
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
3:30pm 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
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
4:30pm Closing & Adjournment
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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.
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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 ParticipationBoston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.