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Duke Orthopaedics Well Represented at the ASSH Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
73rd Annual American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting

This year represented another successful year for Duke Orthopaedics representation at the 73rd Annual American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual meeting. The three-day international meeting, which was held in Boston on September 13-15, 2018, was designed to provide state-of-the-art continuing medical education in the field of hand and upper extremity surgery.

The Duke team was selected for 22 presentations and 3 course lectures (see below).

In addition, former Duke faculty member, L. Scott Levin, was selected to serves as the President of the ASSH.

Dr. Ruch

  • Presenter - Pre-course 14: Controversies in Hand Surgery: The Miserable Ulnocarpal “Joint”; Presentation Title: “The Miserable Ulnar Wrist”
  • Presenter - Pre-course 12: Acute Trauma –Ulnar Wrist Pain and Disorders of the DRUJ; Presentation Title: Essex Lopresti
  • Presenter - IC 30 IC# 30 Tips and Tricks for Management of Hand Fractures- Simple to Complex (Abstract #4098); Presentation Title: “Management of PIP Fractures & Fracture Dislocations”
  • Presenter - Goldner Pioneer Award

Dr. Leversedge

  • Course Chair / Moderator / Presenter - PreCourse 14: Controversies in Hand Surgery “A Troubled Ulnar Nerve: Revision Neuroplasty”
  • Opening Ceremonies – Introduction of the Scott H. Kozin International Traveling Fellowship Award
  • Course Faculty / Presenter -  Instructional Course 17:  Misconceptions and Misadventures. Avoiding Pitfalls in Volunteerism: “Surgical Support”
  • Faculty / Panelist - “Practical Pearls for Adopting an Evidence-Based Nerve Repair Algorithm”
  • Faculty / Presenter - Instructional Course 51: Latest Concepts in Soft Tissue Reconstruction about the Elbow “Reconstruction for Soft Tissue Defects of the Elbow”
  • Faculty – Interactive Case Review 03: Flexor Tendon Reconstruction

Dr. Richard

  • Presenter – Pre-course 03: Elbow to Fingertip: “Malunions / Nonunions; Title: Distal Humerus Nonunion - Reconstructive Options”
  • Presenter - PRE-COURSE 05: Athletic Injuries of the Upper Extremity: The Adolescent to the Adult- The Amateur to the Professional: Other Common Athletic Injuries; Presentation Title: “MCL Injuries of the Elbow”
  • Presenter - Course: Pre-course 12: Acute Trauma –Ulnar Wrist Pain and Disorders of the DRUJ; Presentation Title: “Ulnar styloid fracture/nonunion”
  • Chair/Moderator - Clinical Consultation Corner #1
  • Faculty/Moderator - Lunch Lecture: Challenging Hand & Wrist Cases: Overview of Treatment Options
  • Presenter - IC# 28: New Perspectives on Distal Radius Fractures: Tips and Tricks to Improve Care (Abstract #4066); Presentation Title: “Tips and Tricks for Challenging Fracture Patterns”
  • Moderator - CP06: Shoulder/Elbow/Forearm

Dr. Pidgeon


  • Pidgeon TS, Casey P, Baumgartner RE, Ferlauto H, Ruch DS. Complications of Modern Volar Locked Plating of Distal Radius Fractures.
  • Grier AJ, Pidgeon TS, Baumgartner RE, Paul AV, Richard MJ, Ruch DS. Impact of Time to Fixation on Outcomes of Operative Treatment of Intraarticular Distal Radius Fractures.
  • Gil JA, Pidgeon TS, DaSilva K, Johnson E, DaSilva M. Three-Dimensional Characterization of Trabecular Bone Mineral Density of the Proximal Ulna Utilizing Quantitative Computed Tomography.

Podium (Resident and Fellows Conference)

  • Cunningham D, Pidgeon TS, Saltzmann E, Mather R, Ruch DS. Advanced Imaging Adds Little Value in Diagnosis of TFCC Tear