Photo: Surgical skills workshop attendees with Dr Leversedge (front left) and Dr. Desai (back left).
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD, Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, was invited as the Presidential Guest Speaker at the XXVIII National Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Dr. Leversedge was selected to deliver two talks: “Flexor tendon injuries and repair” and “Management of brachial plexus injuries.”
Dr. Leversedge and Dr. Mihir Desai (a previous Duke Hand Surgery fellow and now Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University) presented a hands-on cadaver and saw bone workshop for 30 orthopaedic surgeons, covering basic principles of distal radius fractures, tendon repairs, and microsurgical techniques. The course was supported on behalf of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand's Touching Hands program, with in-kind donations from Stryker and AxoGen. The course was well-received and they have been asked to repeat the workshop when they return with the clinical outreach trip in December. In addition, Drs. Leversedge and Desai evaluated 32 patients in clinic on Wednesday as continuity for the twice per year hand surgery brigade through the Touching Hands program.
Dr. Ariel Saldaña (President, Panamanian Orthopedic Society), Dr. Gustavo Hernandez (President, Asociacion de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatologia de Honduras), Dr. Leversedge, Dr. Desai, and Dr. Tomas Minuenza (Program Chair).
Press coverage of the Congress and the Touching Hands work at Ruth Paz Hospital.