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Tag: teamwork

It’s Not an Exact Science

By Maurizio Calcagni, MD To lead a team successfully is not an easy task, and despite the numerous manuals and courses, it remains very complicated and up to the individual. Moreover, in the last two years, new challenges arose with COVID-related additional work, home-office, reduced access to in-person training and, maybe the most important, less […]

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Great Leaders Are Everywhere

By Kenneth W. Donohue, MD Leadership comes in many forms. It is a quality that we look for in people applying to our residencies and fellowships, and is prerequisite to advancement within our institutions and professional societies. Although the concept of leadership is obvious, defining what makes a great leader is more difficult. I have […]

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Leadership Requires Preparation

By Marc E. Walker, MD, MBA When asked to write this piece, I spent a considerable amount of time trying to identify circumstances and common threads when I have either been called to lead or have volunteered for it.  Reflecting on several such situations, I found that leadership for me is more a strategy than […]

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The Restless Few

By Nathaniel S. Orillaza Jr., MD The early stages of the pandemic closed the doors of so many hospitals to non-COVID-related consults. In anticipation of the surge of cases that will need the facilities and require intensive care, Orthopedics, like most other times, is low priority compared to more life-threatening conditions. It seemed natural to […]

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My First FDMA Flap

By Michelle Zec, MD “I thought it would be a good idea to try out a technique that I haven’t done before, Your Honor.” During fellowship, one of my staff was fond of saying that you should always consider how your surgical plan sounds with the words “your Honor” added to the end.  Exploring and […]

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My Biggest Surprise

By Jennifer Tucker, MD, MS “Hand surgery isn’t the hard part, it’s getting everyone to work together.” This is what Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick (now Senator Kirkpatrick) told me a few months into beginning my practice in one of the largest Orthopedic groups in the country. I had just completed my fellowship and was reviewing and […]

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The Value of a Physician Assistant in a Hand and Upper Extremity Practice

By Elizabeth Elander, PA-C Physician Assistants (PAs) are medical professionals typically trained at a graduate level, who are able to diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe mediations, and perform procedures. All PAs are required to work with a collaborating physician, though the exact requirements of that collaborative agreement vary by state. PAs work […]

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April 26: Envy, Relief, Thankfulness

By Shalimar Abdullah, MBBS Today is 26th April 2020. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. University Hospital (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia).  It has been 6 weeks since we first became worried about the COVID pandemic. I was scheduled to attend the Asia Pacific Hand meeting (APFSSH) in Melbourne, Australia on March 10th. But 6 days before my flight my […]

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April 27: Embracing Telemedicine

By  John M. Rayhack, MD Today is 4-27-20. I am in private practice in Tampa, Florida. I have been in a wrist and hand surgical practice for 36 years – academic for 7 years, solo for 29 years. It has been five weeks since my last day of elective surgery on March 19th. Accepting the […]

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Giving a Hand

By Simon G. Talbot, MD Undoubtedly, this has been a very challenging week for many of us. Next week may be significantly worse. And as I think about my fellow hand surgeons around the US and the rest of the world, it is clear that we are all going to witness hardship and tragedy. It […]

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