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JANUARY #JHSJC TRANSCRIPT

We kicked off the new year with a lively #JHSJC discussion on two articles from Volume 45, Issue 1 of The Journal of Hand Surgery: Development and Validation of a Prognostic, Risk-Adjusted Scoring System for Operative Upper-Extremity Infections and Establishing a National Registry for Hand Surgery. Feel free to continue the conversation below in the comments! And please check out previous #JHSJC transcripts (please scroll to…
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December #JHSJC Transcript

December’s #JHSJC lively discussion addressed two articles from Volume 44, Issue 12 of The Journal of Hand Surgery: The Impact of Pre-Referral Advanced Diagnostic Testing on Wait Time to See a Hand Surgeon for Common Upper-Extremity Conditions and Reduction of Opioid Use After Upper-Extremity Surgery through a Predictive Pain Calculator and Comprehensive Pain Plan. Feel free to continue the conversation…
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November #JHSJC Transcript

We’ll be posting all #JHSJC transcripts from here on out (including past conversations!), so be sure to check back in case you miss a discussion! You can read all of the #JHSJC transcripts here! November’s #JHSJC was a spirited conversation addressing two articles from Volume 44, Issue 11 of The Journal of Hand Surgery: Outcomes and Direct Costs of Needle Aponeurotomy,…
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October #JHSJC Transcript

We’ll be posting all #JHSJC transcripts from here on out (including past conversations!), so be sure to check back in case you miss a discussion! You can read the transcripts for June #JHSJC here,  July #JHSJC here and September #JHSJC here! October’s #JHSJC was a spirited discussion addressing two articles from Volume 44, Issue 10 of The Journal of Hand Surgery: The Effect…
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September #JHSJC Transcript

We’ll be posting all #JHSJC transcripts from here on out (including past conversations!), so be sure to check back in case you miss a discussion! You can read the transcripts for June #JHSJC here and July #JHSJC here! September’s #JHSJC was a lively discussion addressing two articles from Volume 44, Issue 9 of The Journal of Hand Surgery: The Effects of…
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July #JHSJC Transcript

We’ll be posting all #JHSJC transcripts from here on out (including past conversations!), so be sure to check back in case you miss a discussion! You can read the June #JHSJC here! July’s #JHSJC was a spirited conversation addressing two articles from Volume 44, Issue 7 of The Journal of Hand Surgery: The Relationship Between Pain-Related Psychological Factors and Postoperative Opioid…
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June #JHSJC Transcript

We'll be posting all #JHSJC transcripts from here on out (including past conversations!), so be sure to check back in case you miss a discussion! The June #JHSJC was a lively discussion on two articles from Volume 44, Issue 6 of The Journal of Hand Surgery: An In-Depth Review of Physician Reimbursement for Digit and Thumb Replantation by Rachel C.…
Career Path

“Don’t It Always Seem to Go, That You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone”

I have recently been thinking about this old Joni Mitchell song. I tried to retire last year and succeeded in stopping clinical practice after 30 great years of hand surgery. For better or worse, I ended up immediately running against 7 other people (including 2 other doctors) for an open Georgia State Senate seat. The seat became vacant due to…
Patient Communication

Chief Complaints

One of my senior partners tells a story where he is called out of a patient room to take an urgent phone call. The patient in the room was in his mid-60s and had spent the last 15 minutes describing the 10/10 severity of his lateral epicondylitis symptoms. On the phone was a former fellow, now practicing in a remote…