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Upper Extremity Acute Nerve Injury Management

Faculty: Deana Mercer, MD; Amber Leis, MD; E. Brooke Baker, MD; Trish Siegel, OTD, OTR/L; and Amber West, PA-C
March 15–16, 2024
Scottsdale, AZ

This advanced-level course will focus on the diagnosis and surgical management of acute nerve injuries of the upper extremity. The utilization of preoperative and intraoperative ultrasound imaging and intraoperative stimulation will be illustrated through case presentations and hands-on demonstrations. Cadaveric exercises will include neural dissection and nerve reconstruction options, including management of ballistic and crush injuries, partially transected nerves, and nerve transfers. The opening dinner lecture will focus on the interdisciplinary team approach to caring for the upper extremity acute nerve injury patient and optimizing clinical outcomes.

Washington University Peripheral Nerve Course

Co-Chairs: Christopher J Dy, MD, MPH; Mitchell Pet, MD and Wilson Ray, MD
April 5–6, 2024
Eric P. Newman Education Center at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

The Washington University Peripheral Nerve Course is planned and implemented by peripheral nerve surgeons from the plastic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and neurological surgery services at Washington University. This activity is designed for physicians but may also be of interest to residents/fellows, therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and others in the specialty of plastic, orthopedic, neurological and hand surgery including microsurgery. This 15 hour live course will provide education through lectures, hands-on labs, case presentations, panel discussions, and question & answer sessions. The activity will highlight best practices across plastic, orthopedic, neurological and hand surgery in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries.

An educational grant from Checkpoint Surgical, Inc. partially supports this meeting

International Symposium for Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb

Faculty: Peter Rhee, DO and Prof. Caroline Leclercq
June 4–6, 2024
Rochester, MN

The Mayo Clinic International Symposium for Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb is a comprehensive course designed for physiotherapists, rehabilitation specialists, and surgeons who treat adult and pediatric patients with a spastic upper limb. The course revolves around a multi-discpilinary approach to the procedural and surgical management of the spastic upper extremity utillizing didactic lectures limited only to the review of current concepts, stimulating debates on controversial surgical techniques, all-access live surgery demonstrations with a master surgeon, and engaging case presentation. A pre-course will be offered to provide a thorough review of advanced surgical anatomy and permit hands-on dissection to learn and refine surgical techniques for the spastic upper extremity. This United States-based offering is a continuation from the International Symposium for Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb held in Paris, France (2017) under the direction of Dr. Caroline LeClercq.

Upper Extremity Nerve Reconstruction and Tendon Transfers

Faculty: Fraser Leversedge, MD and David Brogan, MD
October, 25–26, 2024
Denver, CO

This interactive course will highlight key concepts and strategies for functional reconstruction following upper extremity nerve injuries. Dr. Fraser Leversedge and Dr. David Brogan will utilize a case-based approach and a hands-on cadaveric lab to review reconstructive options. The course will emphasize best practices for restoring upper extremity function.

What our attendees are saying...

“Small class. Great faculty.”
“Seeing the anatomy was amazing!”
“Lots of practice time in the lab and good instruction.”


Atlanta course brings together nerve surgeons for hands-on learning in TMR

Our April 15 NERVE MASTER cadaveric course focused on upper and lower extremity nerve reconstruction in the amputee patient for the management of neuropathic pain. Attendees participated in a hands-on lab session on targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), regenerative peripheral nerve interface (RPNI), and associated nerve repair techniques. Special thanks to our faculty, Dr. Jason Ko and Dr. Jason Souza, for their leadership and contributions.