American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery2024 Functional Extremity Reconstruction Skills Course

Co-Hosts

Curtis National Hand Center & Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Friday/Saturday February 23-24, 2024

Course Directors

James Higgins, MD
Sami Tuffaha, MD

Faculty
Allen Belzberg, MD
Tim Daugherty, MD
Kyle Eberlein, MD
Bassem El Hassan, MD
Austin Hembd, MD
Ryan Katz, MD
Jason Ko, MD
Amy Moore, MD
Bauback Safa, MD
Jason Souza, MD
Milan Stevanovic, MD

Johns Hopkins Medical Center Chevy Chase AuditoriumFriday Session

10a: Coffee and basic breakfast
1030a: Welcome (James Higgins, MD/Sami Tuffaha, MD)
1030a-1230p: Upper extremity case presentations with panelists
– 5-6 panelists will present a challenging/interesting case and query the panelists throughout (“What would you do in the following situation…?”)
– Disagreement and debate will be encouraged.
– Cases will be pre-screened and selected to cover the spectrum of anatomic locations and reconstructive categories (nerve, tendon, FFMT, bone/cartilage). Each case will likely cover multiple categories.

12:30-1:30p: Lunch with Select faculty “Speedrounds”- 5 minute presentations of novel
concepts or ideas. May be untried procedures. No requirement for scientific support. To
serve as an idea incubator of larger group
1:30-2:45: Lower extremity case presentations with panel
– As above with 4-5 case presentations
2:45-3:15 Coffee break with Live patient presentation #1
Live patient presentation # 1 with discussion
3:15-4:15pm Controversial topics
– 1 v 1 adversarial debate format with moderator
– Debaters will give a 4-5 min talk to make their arguments.
– 8-10 min moderated debate followed by audience vote
– 3 controversial topics will be chosen (radial nerve vs tendon transfers, etc)
415-5pm Live patient presentation #2
Friday Night reception- transportation will be provided at conclusion of academic session

All course registrants are welcome to attend

Location:
La Cuchara
Tapas from the Basque region
3600 Clipper Mill Rd
Baltimore, MD 21211

Curtis National Hand Center/Medstar Union Memorial HospitalSaturday Session

745- 920am Morning Technique session: Curtis Hand Center Conference suite
Nine presentations, 10 minutes each
745am Welcome: Sami Tuffaha, MD and James Higgins, MD
Presentation 1: Gracilis harvest with skin plus pes anserinus exposure/anatomy Milan Stevanovic, MD
Presentation 2: Lower trapezius muscle/tendon transfers Bassem Elhassan, MD
Presentation 3: Nerve transfers in palm: ADM to thenar motor; Opponens pollicis to terminal ulnar motor Sami Tuffaha, MD
Presentation 4: Gracilis for forearm flexor/extensor tendon reconstruction
Ryan Katz, MD
Presentation 5: Medial Femoral Trochlea osteochondral reconstruction of scaphoid nonunion James Higgins, MD
Presentation 6: Functioning rectus femoris muscle transfers Jason Souza, MD
Presentation 7: Radial nerve palsy tendon transfers Bauback Safa, MD
Presentation 8: Ulnar nerve palsy tendon transfers Kyle Eberlein MD
Presentation 9: Median nerve palsy tendon transfer techniques Jason Ko, MD
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920-940 Coffee Break
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940-Noon Morning Cadaver session: Medstar Union Memorial Conference suite

9 stations, 15 minute rotations

12:00-1:00 Lunch Break: Curtis National Hand Center Mezzanine
1:00pm-250pm Saturday Afternoon Technique session: Curtis Hand Center Conference suite
Nine presentations, 10 minutes each
Presentation 1: Gracilis for Elbow flexion + locating the thoracoacromial artery Milan Stevanovic, MD
Presentation 2: Pectoralis muscle/tendon transfers + locating the Spinal Accessory Nerve Bassem Elhassan, MD
Presentation 3: Latissimus to biceps tendon/muscle transfer + How to harvest intercostal nerves Sami Tuffaha, MD

Presentation 4: Vascularized MTP and PIP transfers Ryan Katz, MD
Presentation 5: Medial Femoral Trochlea Osteochondral reconstruction of capitate/lunate James Higgins, MD
Presentation 6: Lateral gastrocnemius to ankle and toe flexors + Common Peroneal Nerve to lateral gastrocnemius nerve transfer, Sciatic/tibial/CPN anatomy Jason Souza, MD
Presentation 7: Obturator to femoral nerve transfer; vastus medialis to medial gastrocnemius Kyle Eberlein, MD
Presentation 8: Nerve transfers in forearm: median to radial; radial to median Amy Moore, MD
Presentation 9: Nerve transfers in arm: Oberlin; triceps to axillary Allen Belzberg, MD
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2:50-3:10 Coffee Break
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3:10- 5:30 Afternoon Cadaver session: Medstar Union Memorial Conference suite
9 stations, 15 minute rotations

5:30 Closing remarks and adjournment: Sami Tuffaha, MD and James Higgins, MD