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The Upper Hand: Chuck & Chris Talk Hand Surgery

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Season 2 Episode 46.  Chuck and Chris discuss TFCC injuries and repair.  We briefly review examination diagnosis but the deep dive focuses on repair technique.  The importance of foveal TFCC injury and repair is highlighted.Sign up for The Uppe
Season 2 Episode 45.  Chuck and Chris celebrate Thanksgiving by discussing why we feel thankful including specific people (think nurses, medial assistants, and hand therapists) places (ie Division and Department), and surgical instruments! (sou
Season 2 Episode 44.  Chuck and Chris welcome Lauren Wessel and her suggestion for a new segment: Half full or Half empty?  Lauren put together a list of controversial concepts and Chris and Chuck weigh in.  And, for those of you who like disag
Season 2 Episode 43.  Chuck and Chris review 3 new journal articles pertinent to the practice of hand surgery.  Two are focused on steroid injection and the role this treatment has, especially in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.  The th
Episode 42, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris are joined again by Jeff Stepan and Steve Lanier, two previous fellows both in their second year in hand surgery practice.  Jeff and Steve share their experiences starting practice in Chicago, in somewhat
Episoe 41, Season 2.  Chuck and Chris take a deep dive on leadership around The Great Resignation.  Employees across the USA are reconsidering their job, their careers, and their lives and are resigning in unprecedented numbers.  We use 2 HBR a
Episoe 40, Season 2.  Chuck and Chris are joined by Becky Neiduski, hand therapist and Dean of Health Sciences at Elon University.  This is a live taping of the podcast with a great discussion of flexor tendon injuries including the surgeon and
Episoe 39, Season 2.  Chuck and Chris take a deep dive on another sports topic- thumb UCL repair.  We discuss primary repair and suture tape augmentation.  After a brief case introduction, we discuss the decisions the surgeon considers and the
Episoe 38, Season 2.  Chuck and Chris welcome guest Jorge Orbey to discuss his pathway to success.  Dr. Orbay has started two success companies and, more importantly, has directly impacted patient care with the volar plate and now with the inte
Episode 37, Season 2.  Chuck and Chris discuss the ASSH Annual Meeting with the definitive recap episode.  Chris attended in person while Chuck attended virtually while holding down the fort in St Louis.  We discuss various sessions, the hybrid
Episode 36, Season 2: Chuck and Chris discuss their approach to a scapholunate ligament injury.  We discuss how we think about and approach these injuries with specifics on surgical approach and technique.We plan a newsletter launch soon.  Subs
Episode 35, Season 2: Chuck and Chris discuss two HBR articles on presentations.  While these reflect on non medical lectures/ presentations, there are many valuable lessons to consider for those in the medical world.  Chris and I considered th
Episode 34, Season 2: Chuck and Chris welcome Amy Moore and John Fowler, the Hand Society (ASSH) 2021 Annual Meeting Chairs, to discuss the San Francisco Meeting in San Francisco.   They share insights the meeting development, the program, the
Episode 33, Season 2: Chuck and Chris welcome Rachel Pigott and Nora Barrett, the President and Annual Meeting Chair, respectfully, of the American Society of Hand Therapists to discuss the ASHT Annual Meeting in St. Louis, October 7th-10th.  
Episode 32, Season 2: Chuck and Chris revisit the Wheel of Hand Surgery.  The spin of the wheel generates our discussion and this week we talk 'Never Have I Ever'.  Tune in to learn about dogma, what we do in practice that the literature may no
Episode 34, Season 2: Chuck and Chris bring back "My Toughest Case" and Chris discusses a patient with scleroderma including evaluation and treatment options including sympathectomy.As always, thanks to @iampetermartin for the amazing introduct
Episode 33, Season 2: Chuck and Chris welcome Terry Light, a mentor to many, to the show.  Terry shares his medicolegal thoughts on both how to avoid issues as well as when to consider expert witness work.  Many pearls for listeners of all leve
Episode 32, Season 2: Chuck and Chris talk Operating Room (OR) efficiency, specifically about running two rooms.  We discuss tactics, when a surgeon might be ready, and how to make the most of the opportunity.As always, thanks to @iampetermarti
Episode 31, Season 2: Chuck and Chris introduce a new segment: The Wheel of Hand Surgery.  And, the Wheel guided on discussion this week on SLAC Wrist.  A bit on pathophysiology and more on treatment preferences.  As always, thanks to @iampeter
Episode 30, Season 2: Chuck and Chris talk vacations- the science and the practice.  Using HBR references (HBR Article : We All Really Need a Vacation. Here’s How to Make the Most of It. by Art Markman. May 12, 2021) and our own experience/ cha
Episode 29, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris start a new segment in their more structured approach.  This is the first episode of "My Hardest (recent) Case". Chuck shares a revision ulnar nerve case post subcutaneous transposition.  Chris and Chuck
Episode 28, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris are joined by Jeff Stepan and Steve Lanier, two previous fellows both finishing their first year in hand surgery practice.  Jeff and Steve share their experiences starting practice in Chicago, in somewhat
Episode 27, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris are joined by OT Macy Stonner to discuss therapy after finger fracture and therapy for the stiff finger.  Macy shares various tips and pearls to maximize patient outcomes.We referenced an AAOS ICL publish
Episode 26, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris discuss the stiff finger and the basic concepts required in assessment of these fingers.  We discuss the full range of issues from bone status to soft tissues,  tendon mobility to joint contractures. This
Episode 25, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris review PIP joint injuries, focusing on fracture/ dislocations and pilon injuries.  These are challenging injuries with a multitude of treatment choices.As always, thanks to @iampetermartin for the amazing
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