Preparing for Life After Hand Fellowship 2021

Study state-of-the-art management of bony and soft tissue injuries in the upper extremity and hand, November 13-14, 2021, Tampa, FL
  • Description

    Anatomical relationships between the skeleton and its surrounding soft tissue uniquely influence function. These intimate relationships acquire even greater importance in the hand and wrist. The location of the tendons and neurovascular structures render them susceptible to injury whenever bone is injured. Associated soft tissue injury can influence the outcome to a greater extent than the bone injury.

    Designed for fellows in hand surgery and orthopedic trauma surgery, this course will emphasize accurate clinical and radiographic assessment of the patient. Strategies for optimal, timely, and state-of-the-art management of bony and soft tissue injuries will be highlighted.

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Lectures
    • Case-based discussions
    • Hands-on lab exercises with a 1:4 participant-to-faculty ratio
  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Differentiate the fracture parameters that influence fixation and arthroplasty options for fractures
    Combine fracture reduction and fixation principles with anatomic exposure
    Utilize the AO Principles of fracture fixation to the soft-tissue restraints
    Interpret the fracture radiographs and relate these parameters to fixation type decisions

  • Who should attend

    Enrollment in this course is open to fellows in hand surgery, orthopedic trauma and plastic surgery. Attending surgeons embarking on their careers or interested in expanding their knowledge, skills, and clinical judgement in managing problems of the upper extremity and hand may also find this course beneficial.

  • Location, time, and tuition

    Hotel and airfare will be provided for all fellows who attend this course.


    Date and time

    • November 13 - 14, 2021


    • USD $1,050.00

Course Chairs

Chaitanya Mudgal, MD, MS (Ortho), MCh

Chaitanya Mudgal, MD, MS (Ortho), MCh

Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

Marco Rizzo, MD

Marco Rizzo, MD

Mayo Clinic


  • Amit Gupta, MD, FRCS (evaluator)
  • Paul Binhammer, MSc, MD, FRCSC
  • Jay Bridgeman, MD, DDS
  • Thomas Fischer, MD
  • Lauren Grossman, MD
  • Hill Hastings, MD
  • Jesse Jupiter, MD, MA
  • Jeffrey Lawton, MD

Register now for AO Trauma Hand NA Fellows

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