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Hand Surgery Section Awards

Top Abstracts, Posters and Winning Scientific Papers


  • Andrew Boltuch, Michael Marcotte, Anthony Marcotte, Christopher Treat – “The presence of the palmaris longus tendon and its association with carpal tunnel syndrome”

Scientific Papers

  • First Place: “Failure of Wrist Hemiarthroplasty”, Eric G. Huish, DO
  • Second Place: “Dorsal Capsule Interpositional Arthroplasty of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint”, Kent Walker, DO
  • Third Place: “Case Report and Literature Review: Bilateral Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures with Heterotopic Bone Formation Following the Endobutton® Repair Technique”, Andy Malarkey, DO


  • Jeff Jett, Hason Ummel, Marc Trzeciak – “Using Lunula Size to Approximate the Location of the Insertion of the Terminal Tendon of the Digital Extensor Mechanism”

Scientific Papers

  • First Place: “Incidence of Hardware Failure following Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures, Stephen Hioe, DO
  • Second Place: “Diamond” Stress View Radiograph for Pre-Operative Evaluation of Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint Hyperextension Laxity”, Paul Henkel, DO
  • Third Place: “Management of Severe Cutaneous Mucormycosis Infection”, M. Canaan Prater, DO


  • Justin Mirza, Ather Mirza – “Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain (USWP): Statistical Analysis of Diagnostic Tests”

Scientific Papers

  • First Place: “Anatomic and Histologic Evidence for the Existence of the Dorsal Capitolunate Ligament”, Thomas Revak, DO
  • Second Place: “Dorsal Capsule Interpositional Arthroplasty of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint”, Jennifer Waterman, DO
  • Third Place: “Pediatric Forearm Fractures”, Johnathan J. Whitaker, DO


  • Ayesha Yahya, H. Bamberger – “Carpometacarpal Boss with Extensor Tendon Rupture: A Case Report”

Scientific Papers

  • First Place: Dorsal Ulnar Sulcus of the Distal Radius”, Johnathan J. Whitaker, DO
  • Second Place: “PRC ‘Plus’, A Systematic Review of Modified Proximal Row Carpectomy Techniques”, Mark A. Petrocelli, DO
  • Third Place: “Trapeziometacarpal joint arthritis”, Tejas J. Patel, DO