Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Overview
What is hand surgery?
We welcome you to the field of Hand Surgery and hope the opportunity to complete your training/education with us is one that you will favor.
We remember our friend and colleague, Paul R. Manske, who reminded us that “Life is not about creating opportunities, but rather in recognizing opportunities when they present themselves to you”. At Washington University, we have been given a remarkable opportunity to excel: to provide the post-graduate surgeon with a state-of-the-art fellowship experience that emphasizes both the art and the science of hand surgery.
Excellence in patient care, education and research are stressed, with the goal of providing our graduates with the technical and intellectual tools needed to excel. The practice model is that of a private practice in an academic environment – a practice that encourages the development of skills that our graduates can use to tackle any or all of the commonly (and uncommonly) seen conditions of the hand and upper extremity. Our practices are varied and our areas of interest and expertise cover everything from carpal tunnels surgery to ALT flaps, from wrist arthroscopy to wrist arthroplasty, from arthritis to congenital hand surgery, from tendon transfers to nerve transfers to free functioning gracilis flaps.