September 26th, 2016

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) is holding their annual conference this week in Austin, Texas.  OCRI and OC physicians will have two research projects highlighted as podium presentations at the conference.

One of the podium presentations, Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women who are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: A Prospective, Cohort Study (Authors: Mark Tait, MDGlenn Gaston, MDLois Kathleen Osier, MD; Susan M. Odum, PhDBryan Loeffler, MDRobert Chadderdon, MD; and William Alan Ward, MD), has the distinction of being one of the top papers of the year at the conference.

The other podium presentation, A Randomized Phase 2a, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum (CCH) in the Treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease Nodules, is a clinical trial that doctors (GastonChadderdonGantt, GaulLewis, LoefflerOsierPerlik, and Ward) at the Hand Center worked on during the Summer of 2014.

In addition, there will be three e-posters on display at the conference:

  • Comparison of Early Outcomes and Complications of Scaphoid Excision and Capitolunate Arthrodesis with Screws versus Staples  Authors: Mark Tait, MDJohn W. Bracey, MDDaniel R. Lewis, MDGlenn Gaston, MD; and Bryan Loeffler, MD
  • The Incidence of PTSD and Depression in Adults with Operatively Treated Traumatic Brachial Plexus Palsy Authors: Mark Tait, MDGlenn Gaston, MDPatrick S. Brannan, MDDaniel R. Lewis, MD; and Bryan Loeffler, MD
  • Infection Rates in Open Hand Fractures: Can Treatment Be Delayed?  Authors: Mark Tait, MDJohn W. Bracey, MD; Paulvalery Roulette, MD; Daniel R Lewis, MD; and Bryan Loeffler, MD

Congratulations to all who put time and work into the projects displayed!