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2017
The effect of hamate osteotomy on carpal kinematics
Sanjeev Kakar, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

2016
Investigations of Fat Grafting as a Treatment Modality for Skin Fibrosis in Scleroderma
Ryan Schmucker, MD, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

2015
Cold Exposure Responses in Hand Trauma Patients with Cold Sensitivity
Christine Novak, PT, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2014
A Randomized, Controlled Trial Comparing Combination Therapy of Ibuprofen + Acetaminophen versus Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen for the Treatment of Pain after Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Donald Lalonde, MD, Dalhousie University, New Brunswick, Canada

2013
Peripheral Nerve Repair with Bioresorbable Metal
Sarah Pixley, PhD, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2012
Platelet-rich Plasma and Tendon Adhesions
Timothy S. Johnson, MD, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

2011
Conduit Wrapping after Nerve Repair - Functional Analysis
Alexander Y. Shin, MD, Mayo Clinic

2010
Effects of Graft Variation in Peripheral Nerve Gam Regeneration in the Long Gap Model
Michael C. Nicoson, MD, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University

Tissue Engineered Skin for Upper Extremity Wounds
Natasha Luckey, MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

The Effects of Fibris Glue on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
Gregory H. RaFijah, MD, The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, University of California Irvine

2009
The Effect of Overexpression of the Chemokines CCL-2 and CCL-22 on T Regulator Cell Trafficking and Transplant Tolerance in Rat Hindlimb Allotransplantation
Damon S. Cooney, MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Prospective Cohort study of Functional Outcomes and Return to Work Following Distal Radius Fractures
Jeffrey B. Friedrich, MD, University of Washington

A Functional and Histologic Comparison of Acellular Nerve Allograft and Cabled Nerve Autograft
Peter Tang, MD, MPH, Columbia University

2008
Detecting and Differentiating Sensory Signal in Peripheral Nerve by Intrafascicular Electrodes with Pressure Manupulation in Rats
Xiaofeng Jia, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Biomedical and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Pain and Disability after Peripheral Nerve Injury
Christine B. Novak, PT, MS, PhD (c ), Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Induction of Immune Tolerance in Rat Hind Limb Allotranslantation by over Expression of IL-10 TGF b within the Transplant Graft
Damon S. Cooney, MD, SIU School of Medicine-Div. of Plastic Surgery, Springfield, IL

2007
An Investigation of Modality-specific Nerve Regeneration
Thomas Tung, MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Langerhans Cell Trafficking in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation
Mario G. Solari, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Initial Antibiotic Strategy for Upper Extremity Infections in the Era of Increasing Prevalence of MRSA
Steven J. McCabe, MD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

2006
A Prospective Study of Surgical Outcomes of Volar, Fixed-Angle Plate Fixation of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures
Steven C. Haase, MD, University of Michigan

Bioreactors in Tissue Engineering of Intrasynovial Tendon Grafts
James Chang, MD, Stanford University

Topical FK-506 Ointment Prolongs Hind-Limb Allotransplantation
Justin M. Sacks, MD, University of Pittsburgh

2005
The Effect of IL-10 Overexpression on the Biomechanical and Histological Properties of Healing Tendon
Sudheer C. Reddy, MD and Pedro K. Beredijiklian, MD and Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Neurochemical Response in Forlimb Tendons in a Rat Model of Upper Extremity Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder
Jane Fedorczyk, MS PT CHT; Mary Barbe, PhD; Ann Barr, PhD, PT, Department of Physcial Therapy, Temple University

Surface-Modified Biodegradable Conduits for Nerve Repair
Kacey G. Marra, PhD; Lizzie Santiago, PhD; W.P. Andrew Lee, MD, Divison of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

2004
Determine Influencing Residents' Decisions to Pursue a Career in Hand Surgery: A National Survey
Kevin Chung, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Application of Novel Auto-Fluorescing Mouse Model to Determine Where the Axons in the Terminal End of an End to Side Neurorrhaphy Come From
Terence Myckatyn, MD and Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2003
The Role of Proteoglycans in Idiopathic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Michelle Tucci, PhD, Mississipi State University

The Effects of FK506 and Cyclosporine A on Nerve Regeneration and Functional Recovery in a Rat End-to-Side Model
Michael Nonkov, MD, Microsurgical Research Center

Gene Expression Analysis of Dupuytren's Disease
Andrew Zhang, MD, Stanford University

2002
Limb Transplantation without Chronic Immunosupression in a Large Animal Model
Shehan Hettiaratchy, MA, BM, BCh, FRCS

Cortical Plasticity Following Thumb Amputation, Toe Transfer and Rehabilitation
D.J. Anastakis, MD, Med, FRCSC, FACS, Toronto Western Hospital

Transplantation of Limb Allografts without Chronic Immunosuppression: Inducing Tolerance to the Cutaneous Tissue
Jamal Nazzal, MD

Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Enhances Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
T. Shane Johnson, MD

The Role of Cux 1 in Mammalian Limb Development
Peter D. Witt, MD

2001
Prevention of Skin Rejection in an Orthotopic Miniature Swine Model
David Mathes, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Improved Venous Flap Survival: Effect of Angiogenesis Enhancement, Nitric Oxide Production Blockage and Inflammatory Product Inhibition
Allen T. Bishop, MD, Mayo Clinic, Division of Hand and Microvascular Surgery

Neuroprotecting Motor Neurons after Avulsion using Adenoviral BDNF
Konstantino Papakonstantinou, Microsurgical Research Center

2000
VEGF Promotion of Neoangiogenesis in Conventional Nerve Grafts
Allen T. Bishop, MD, Mayo Clinic

Short Opponens Splinting for First Carpometacarpal Joint Osteoarthritis: An Objective, Subjective, and Radiographic Assessment of Soft versus Hard Splinting
Susan Weiss, OTR/L, CHT, All Florida Orthopaedic Associates

Healing of a Critical Size Femoral Bone Defect Using Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Prosper Benhaim, MD, UCLA Medical Center

Role of Free Radicals in Cytokines in Ischemia Flaps
Feng Zhang, MD, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Division of Plastic Surgery

Effect of Fructose 1,6 Diphosphate on Muscle Flap Survival
Sheila Lindley, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

1999
Tolerance to Vascularized Musuloskeletal Tissue Allografts in Miniature Swine
Judy Bourget, MD

CMC Arthroplasty with Tissue Engineered Cartilage Interposition Grafts
James Chang, MD, Standford University Medical Center

Modulation of Scarring in Peripheral Nerve Grafts: The Role of Transforming Growth Factor-Beta
Yvonne L. Karanas, MD

1998
Acceleration of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration following Fk506 Administration
Vaishali B. Doolabh, MD, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Autogenous Skeletal Myoblast Tranplantation for Focal Muscle Injury
Jennifer J. Marler, MD, Laboratory for Tissue Engineering, Harvard Medical School Department of Surgery

Molecular Basis of Ectrodactyly in the Dactylaplasia Mouse
Peter Witt, MD, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

1996
Molecular Basis of Limb Development: The Role of Fgf-8 Expression in the Postgastrulation Mouse
Peter D. Witt, MD, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Induction of Tolerance to Vascularized Composite Tissue Alografts by Intrathymic Injection of donor Alloantigen
Sheldon R. Cober, MD, Division of Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

1994
The Synergistic Effect of Monoclonal Antibody Immunotherapy of Peripheral Nerve Allograft Regeneration
Suzanne R. Strasberg, MD

Steps Toward Adult Skeletal Tissue Transplantation Without Immunoisuppression
Peter E.M. Butler, MD

Artificial Sharpie's Fibers and Neotendons: Osteointegration and Tendon-HA Composites
Gregory Borah, MD

1993
Pathophysiology of Peripheral Nerve Stretch Injury Related to Limb Elongation
Julia Terzis, MD, Eastern VA Medical School

Retinoic Acid Produces a Reliable Model of Syndactyly
Anthony C. Sank, MD, LAC & USM Medical Center

1992
Effect of Duration of Muscle Denervations of Functional Recovery in Rates
Susan McKinnon, MD

Effect of Low Dose RS-61443 Cyclosporin in Preening Rejection in Rats
James P. Anothony, MD

The Effect of Dynamic ROM on Grip Strength in Patients with Limited Carpal Fusion
Paul LaStayo, OTR, University of Florida

1991
Lymphocyte Migration in the Peripheral Nerve Allograft
Susan McKinnon, MD, Washington University

Insolation and Characterization Heparin Binding Growth Factors in Canine Flexor Tendons
Frederick Duffy, MD and Charles Hergrueter, MD, Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

1990
Stable Mixed T-Cell Chimerism and Immune Tolerance in Vascualr Flaps
Ramon Lull, MD, Transplantation Labs, Department of Surgery-UCI, Irvine, CA

Comparsion of Material Properties of Human Scpholunate Ligament Advances in Biomechanics of the Hand and Wrist
Richard Burger, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Century Loss and Recovery Following CTR
Maureen Hardy, MD & Susan Jimenez, MD, St. Dominique Hand Center, Jackson, MS

1989
Pedal Growth After Neurovascular Laceration and Neural Repair in the Rabbit: A Model
E. Patricia Egerszegi, MD, CM, FRCSC

Artificial Preservation of Muscle
Richard Rizzuti, MD, Duke Medical Center

1988
The Effect of Tension on Microvascular Muscle Transplantation
Hallene Maragh, MD

Muscle Regeneration After Muscle Grafting
Andrew Turk, MD, UCLA School of Medicine

1987
Neuro Regeneration Through Maxxon Conduits in the Primates
A. Lee Dellon, MD

Vibration Induced Injury
Hani Matloub, MD

Recovery from Distal Radius Fracture
Constance Bruton, Rehabilitation Services-Humana Hospital, Louisville, KY

1986
Microvascular Thrombus Prevention with Human Tissue Type Plasminogen Activator in an Experimental Free Flap Model
James W. May, Jr., MD, Masschusetts General Hospital

Effect of Specific Liposomal Substrate on Nerve Regeneration in the Rat
Sai S. Ramasastry, MD

Role of Cyclic AMP in Morphological and Physiological Recovery of Free Muscle Transplants
Howard W. Klein, MD, University of California

1985
Neural Regeneration Through a Pseudosheath Comparable to that Through a Sural Nerve Graft
A. Lee Dellon, MD

Biochemical Analysis of Contact Area of the Normal Wrist Join
Jaiyoung Ryu, MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

1984
Hand Allografts in Primates Using Cyclosporine: Functional and Morphologic Outcomes
William M. Swartz, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

The reorganization of the Somotosensory Cortex Following Neurovascular Island Flap Transfer in an Animal Model and the Clinical Applications to Plasticity and Patient Rehabilitation
Sharon Clark, MD, Stanford University Medical Center