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HAND Journal Award

The HAND Journal Award is given annually by the Journal Committee to the lead author of a paper which is identified by the Journal Committee, Editorial Board and membership as the most impactful and innovative paper from the previous year’s issues of HAND.

This award is presented during the Awards and Announcement Session at the AAHS Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions or if you would like more information about this award, please contact the AAHS administrative office via email at

HAND Journal Award Recipients:

2020 Independent Variables Affecting Outcome of Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
Jaqueline Watchmaker, MD
2019 Postoperative Pain Management Following Carpal Tunnel Release: A Prospective Cohort Evaluation
Andrew Miller, MD, Rothman Institute of Orthopedics, Philadelphia, PA
2018 A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Pilot Study of Outcomes for Digital Nerve Repair in the Hand Using Hollow Conduit Compared With Processed Allograft Nerve
Kenneth R. Means, Jr., MD, The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
2017 Achieving the optimal epinephrine effect in wide awake hand surgery using local anesthesia without a tourniquet
Daniel E. Mckee, MD, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2016 A prospective randomized trial comparing the effectiveness of one versus two (staged) corticosteroid injections for the treatment of stenosing tenosynovitis
Emran Sheikh, MD, MALO Health & Wellness, Rutherford, NJ