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Hand and Upper Extremities Surgical Skills Course: State of the Art Solutions to Difficult Problems Surgeons Face

December 3, 2021 @ 7:00 am - December 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Course Overview

This two-day intensive course provides opportunities for hands-on cadaveric workshops with prefractured specimens, didactic lectures, and in-depth case discussions. Our expert faculty will deliver advanced instruction for common and uncommon upper extremity treatments. Each faculty member will provide a series of talks showcasing insight from their clinical experience, sharing tips, pearls, and current treatment trends.

Target Audience

This course is for practicing orthopaedic surgeons. Course content is relevant for upper extremity specialist, traumatologists and generalists looking to learn advanced treatment options for orthopaedic fractures and complex reconstruction

Course Topics

  • PIP Fracture Dislocations
  • Phalangeal & Metacarpal Acute Fracture Fixation: Plates vs. K wires
  • Not your Average Colles: Beyond the Volar Plate
  • Ulnar Shortening vs. Arthroscopic Wafer Debate
  • Forearms: Disasters and How to Avoid Them
  • Real Instability: Stabilizing the Chronically Unstable
  • Complex Clavicle Fractures: When is One Plate Not Enough?

Course Chair

Lisa Lattanza, MD

Dr. Lisa Lattanza is the chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Yale School of Medicine. She obtained her medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences). She did her internship at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri Kansas City and did a fellowship in hand surgery at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons/Roosevelt Hospital. She did additional fellowship training in pediatric hand and upper extremity at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. She joined the faculty of UCSF in 1999.

Confirmed Course Faculty

  • Ryan Garcia, MD – Carolinas Medical Center
  • William Geissler, MD – University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Marc Richard, MD – Duke University Medical Center
  • Leslie Sisco-Wise – Ochsner Medical Center
  • Ramesh Srinivasan, MD – The Hand Center of San Antonio
  • Philipp Streubel, MD – University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Mr. Ramon Tahmassebi – Kings College Hospital


  • Friday, December 3, 2021 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Saturday, December 4, 2021  7:00AM-3:00PM

Hotel Location

Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL. 33131

Lab Location

Miami Anatomic Research Center (MARC) 8850 NW 20 Street, Doral, FL 33172


December 3, 2021 @ 7:00 am
December 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
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Carol Schmidlin


Miami Anatomic Research Center (MARC)
8850 NW 20 Street
Doral, FL 33172 United States
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