Edward Akelman, M.D.

Chief of the Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery Department at Rhode Island Hospital
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board-certified in Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship-Trained

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-457-1510

Edward Akelman, M.D.

Chief of the Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery Department at Rhode Island Hospital
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board-certified in Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship-Trained

Biography:

Edward Akelman, M.D. is the Chief of the Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery Division of the Department of Orthopaedics at Rhode Island Hospital. He is Professor and Vice Chairman of Orthopaedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.  Dr. Akelman devotes his practice to hand, wrist and elbow injuries.   He has expertise in caring for common hand problems such as Dupuytrens disease as well as fractures, sports injuries, arthritis, and nerve problems of the hand, wrist and elbow. Dr. Akelman is a graduate of Princeton University and Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his orthopaedic training at Yale New Haven Hospital. He subsequently completed a hand fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Dr. Akelman is a previous President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He was Chairman of the Council on Education of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) from 2009 to 2014 and served on the AAOS Board of Directors. Dr. Akelman is also past President of the New England Hand Society and Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society.  He has served as President of the Staff Association of Rhode Island Hospital and has served on the Board of Trustees of Rhode Island Hospital.  He currently heads the Brown Orthopaedic departmental committee responsible for implementation and planning of resident core curriculum for the Department of Orthopaedics. He has three times been chosen by orthopaedic residents and medical students to receive the Department of Orthopaedics Teaching Award.  He is the Director of the Brown Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Akelman’s research interests include treatment of Dupuytrens disease, nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremities, wrist and carpal kinematics and radiocarpal injuries, He has written extensively on hand surgical conditions in hand surgery journals and chapters in orthopaedic and hand surgery textbooks and teaches and lectures throughout the world regarding hand, wrist and elbow surgery. Dr. Akelman is an associate editor of both the Journal of Hand Surgery and a former associate editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Offices:

Dudley Street
2 Dudley St.
Providence, RI
02905

Undergraduate Degree:

Princeton University

Medical Degree:

Dartmouth Medical School

Residency:

Orthopaedic trained at Yale New Haven Hospital

Fellowship:

Hand fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City

Professional Affiliations:

  • President-Elect of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Chairman of the Council on Education of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Serves on the AAOS Board of Directors
  • Past president of the New England Hand Society and Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society
  • Served as president of the Staff Association of Rhode Island Hospital
  • Board of Trustees of Rhode Island Hospital
 

My Assistant

Alix Sarnowski, PA-C

physician assistant dr weiss,hand surgery rhode island, hand care rhode island, hand surgeon rhode island

Papers and Publications

Books

  • Akelman E: Health Care in America Thesis AB Princeton, New Jersey, 1975
  • Akelman E (Ed.) Hand and Upper Extremity Tumors - Diagnosis and Management Hand Clinics W.B.Saunders May 1995
  • Katzman B, Akelman E (Ed) Techniques in Carpal Tunnel Surgery Atlas of the Hand Clinics W.B. Saunders September 2002
  • Akelman E (Ed) Current Concepts in Carpal Tunnel Surgery Techniques in Orthopaedics Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins March 2006


Book Chapters:

  • Akelman E; Sampson S: Fractures and dislocations of the forearm and wrist Principles of Orthopaedic Practice R. Dee (Ed.) St. Louis: McGraw Hill, 1988
  • Herndon JH; Myers SR; Akelman E: Surgery of the Nail Diseases of the Nail Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1990Akelman E; Ehrlich MG: Orthopaedic Disorders of the Extremities Current Pediatric Therapy 15 Burg FO, Ingelfinger JR, Wald ER, Polin RA (Eds.) Philadelphia, PA, W.B. Saunders, 1996
  • Parziale J; Akelman E: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Current Diagnosis in Neurology Feldman, E (Ed)St. Louis: Mosby 1994
  • Sachar K; Akelman E: Forearm Synostosis Hand Clinics: Difficult Disorders of the Hand and Forearm WB Saunders, August 1994
  • Akelman E; Weiss APC: Elbow Arthrodesis, Amputation and Disarticulation Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity Peimer, Ca (Ed) McGraw -Hill November 1995
  • Akelman E; Weiss APC: The Etiology Of And Surgical Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Current Opinion in Orthopedics Seitz W (Ed.) 5 (4)
  • Akelman E; Weiss APC: The Hand and Wrist Oxford Textbook of Surgery Malt RA, Morris PJ (Ed.)Vol 2 Oxford University Press Oxford, England 1994
  • Fink J; Akelman E: Nonmelanotic Malignant Skin Tumors of the Hand Hand Clinics: Tumors of the Hand and Forearm May; 11(2):255-64 Saunders, May 1995
  • Weiss APC; Akelman E: Arthroscopy of the Wrist Orthopedic Clinics of North America WB Saunders November 1995Akelman E; Weiss APC:Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Etiology and Endoscopic Treatment Orthopedic Clinics of North AmericaNovember 1995
  • Akelman E; Sampson S:Fractures and Dislocations of the Forearm and Wrist Principles of Orthopaedic Practice, Second Edition R. Dee (Ed.)St. Louis: McGraw Hill, 1996
  • Mastey R; Weiss APC; Akelman E: Primary Flexor Tendon Grafting Atlas of The Hand Clinics Vol 1. No. 1 September 1996
  • Barnum M; Mastey R; Weiss APC; Akelman E: Radial Tunnel Syndrome Hand Clinics: Difficult Elbow Problems W.B. Saunders November 1996
  • Akelman E; Myers, SR; Herndon JH: Surgery of the Nail Blackwell Scientific Publications 1997
  • Mastey R; Weiss APC; Akelman E:Wrist Ligament Injuries Grabb & Smith's Plastic Surgery TextbookR. Beasley (Ed.)Lippincott-Raven Publishers November 1997
  • Mastey RDM; Akelman E; Weiss APC-WPrimary Care of Hand and Wrist Athletic Injuries Clinics In Sports Medicine W.B. SaundersVol. 16 Number 4 October 1997
  • Akelman E. Rheumatoid Arthritis In: Light TR (Ed) Hand Surgery Update 1999 The American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Akelman, E.; Weiss A-PCW Wrist and Hand Reconstruction American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthopaedic Knowledge Update-6 1999
  • Weiss APC; Akelman E:Degenerative Arthrosis of the Small Joints In: Beatty, JH (Ed)Orthopaedic Knowledge Update-6 1999
  • Akelman E; Weiss APC: Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist In: Beatty, JH (Ed) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update-6 1999
  • Nelson AJ; Izzi J; Green A; Weiss APC; Akelman E:Nerve Injuries and Traumatic Elbow Disorders,Orthopaedic Clinics of North America W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, January 1999
  • Richterman IE; Akelman, E. Weiss APC. The Hand Trauma: Fourth Edition Mattox, KL, Feliciano DV, Moore EE (Eds) McGraw Hill, New York 2000
  • Staebler M; Belanger M; Akelman, E.Carpal Dislocations and Instability Plastic Surgery Secrets J. Weinzweig (Ed.)Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, 2000
  • Akelman E; Hulsizer D; LeGeyt M: Arthrodesis of the Hand and Wrist Operative Orthopedics, Third Edition Michael Chapman(Ed)Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2000
  • Hayes EP, Wolf JM, Carney K, Smith J, Akelman E: The Diagnosis and Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity Mackin EJ, Callahan AD, Skriven TM, Schneider LH, Osterman AL (Eds) Mosby St. Louis, January 2002
  • Akelman E. Carpal Tunnel SyndromeHand Surgery Berger RA, Weiss A-PC(Eds) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia PA 2004
  • Michalko K, Allen S, Akelman E Evaluation of the Painful Wrist Wrist Arthroscopy Ed. Geissler, William Springer Science & Media, Inc., NY, NY April 2005
  • Akelman E: Editor Carpal Tunnel Surgery. AAOS Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Expected Spring 2007
  • Articles – Peer Reviewed

    1. Watson HK; Ryu J-Y; Akelman E: Limited Triscaphoid Arthrodesis for Rotary Subluxation of the Scaphoid JBJS 68-A:345-349, March, 1986
    2. Froehlich JA; Akelman E; Herndon JH: Extensor Tendon Injuries at the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Hand Clinics 1:25-37, Feb 1988
    3. Fadale P; Kamionek S; Akelman E; Herndon JH: High Pressure Paint Injection Injuries of the Hand Complications in Orthopaedics Vol 3, pp 170-175, 1988
    4. Eaton RG; Akelman E; Eaton BH: Fascial Implant Arthroplasty For The Treatment of Radioscaphoid Degenerative Disease J Hand Surg, 14A:766-74, 1989
    5. Brand DA; Krag MH; Hausman MR; Trainor KF; Akelman E; Southwick WO:A Patient Registry for Orthopaedic Surgery CORR, 252:262-269, 1990
    6. Green A, Smith J, Redding M, Akelman E: Acute Open Reduction and Rigid Internal Fixation of Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fracture Dislocation J Hand Surg, 17A:512-517, 1992
    7. Akelman E, Weiss AP, Matook G; Rheumatoid Wrist Arthrodesis: A New Technique of Pin Positioning J Ortho Tech, 1:39-41, 1993
    8. Parziale J., Akelman E., Herz DA: Spasticity: Pathophysiology and Management. Orthopedics, 16(7):801-812, 1993
    9. Lefkoe T, Trafton P, Ehrlich, M, Walsh W,Dennehy D, Barrach HJ, Akelman E: An Experimental Model of Femoral Condylar Defect Leading to Osteoarthrosis J. Orthopaedic Trauma, 7(5):458-467, 1993
    10. Williams J, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Double Skier's Thumb Contemporary Orthopedics, 11(5)43-48, 1993
    11. Wiggins M., Akelman E., Weiss, A.P.: The Management of Dog Bites and Dog Bite Infections of the Hand Orthopedics, 17(7):617-623, 1994.
    12. Folberg C, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Part I: Presentation and Diagnosis. Orthopaedic Review, 23:136-144, 1994.
    13. Folberg C, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Part II: Treatment. Orthopaedic Review, 23:233-241, 1994.
    14. Weiss AP, Akelman E, Tabatabai M: The Initial Treatment of DeQuervain's Disorder J Hand Surgery, 19-A:595-598, 1994
    15. Williams JS, Kamionek S, Weiss APC, Akelman E: The Surgical Approach In Non-Border Digit Complex Dislocation of the MP Joint Orthopedic Review 23(7):601-605, 1994
    16. Akelman E, Weiss APC: The Etiology and Surgical Options for Carpal Tunnel Surgery Current Opinion In Orthopedics, 5:8-15, 1994
    17. Matook GM, Sasken H, Akelman E: Propane Thermal Injuries: Case Report and Review of the Literature J. Trauma Aug; 37 (2)318-321, 1994
    18. Fink JA, Akelman E: Nonmelanotic Malignant Skin Tumors of the Hand. Hand Clin. May; 11(2) 255-64, 1995
    19. Bury TJ, Weiss APC, Akelman E: A Prospective Randomized Study of Wrist Splinting After Open Carpal Tunnel Release Annals of Plastic Surgery Jul; 35 (1):19-22, 1995
    20. Griggs S, Weiss APC, Lane L, Schwenker C, Akelman E, Sachar K: Treatment of Trigger Finger in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. J. Hand Surgery September,20A(5)787-789,1995
    21. Weiss AP, Akelman E: Diagnostic Imaging and Arthroscopy for Chronic Wrist Pain. Orthop. Clinic No. Am Oct; 26(4):759-67, 1995
    22. Akelman E, Weiss AP: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Etiology and Endoscopic Treatment. Orthop. Clin. No. Am. Oct; 26(4):769-78, 1995
    23. Palumbo MA, Lucas P, Akelman E: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Review. R.I. Medicine . Nov.; 78(11):321-3, 1995
    24. Weiss, AP, Akelman E, Lambisae R: Comparison of the Findings of Triple-Injection Cinearthrography of the Wrist with Those of Arthroscopy J. Bone Joint Surg (Am) Mar; 78(3):348-56, 1996
    25. Kramer AA, Weiss, APC, Barrach HJ, Akelman E: Variations in the Quantity of Type II Collagen in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Trigger Finger Hand Surgery, 1 (2) 95-101, July 1996
    26. DaSilva M, Moore D, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Sikirica M: Anatomy of Palmar Cutaneous Branch of the Median Nerve: Clinical Significance J.Hand Surgery 21A(4):639-43, July 1996
    27. Glowacki K, Akelman E, Weiss APC. Distal Radius Fractures: Concepts and Complications Orthopedics July; 19(7):601-8, 1996
    28. Barnum M, Mastey RD, Weiss AP, Akelman E: Radial Tunnel Syndrome Hand Clinics Nov; 12(4)679-89, 1996
    29. Campbell B, Cannistra LM, Fadale P, Wiggins M,Akelman E: The Effects of Local Steroid Injection on the Healing of Rat Medial Collateral Ligaments Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research November (332):242-53, 1996
    30. Mastey R, Weiss A-PC, Akelman E: Primary Tendon Grafting Atlas of Hand Clinics 1:121-128, 1996
    31. Mastey RM, Weiss A-PC, Akelman, E: Primary Care of Hand and Wrist Athlete Injuries Clinics in Sports Medicine 16:705-724, 1997
    32. Glowacki K, Koch R, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Disorders of the Distal Radioulnar Joint The American Journal of Orthopedics, March 26(3) 193-200 1997
    33. Hulsizer D, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Ulna-Shortening Osteotomy After Failed Arthroscopic Debridement of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Journal of Hand Surgery 22A:694-698, 1997
    34. Hulsizer DL, Staebler MP, Weiss APC, Akelman E: The Results of Revision Carpal Tunnel Release Following Previous Open versus Endoscopic Surgery Journal of Hand Surgery (Am)Sep 23(5):865-9,1998
    35. Belanger M, Akelman E: Median Nerve Injury in an Expert Skier: A Case Report American Journal of Orthopedics November 28(11)648-49, 1999
    36. Staebler M, Moore D, Weiss A-PC, Akelman E, Fadale PD, Crisco JJ: The Effect of Wrist Guards on Bone Strain in the Distal Forearm. American Journal of Sports Medicine 27(4):500-506, 1999
    37. Nelson AJ, Izzi JA, Green A, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Traumatic Nerve Injuries About The Elbow Orthopedic Clinics of North America 30:91-94, 1999
    38. Akelman E: Mini-Incision Carpal Tunnel Release American Society for Surgery of the Hand- Correspondence Newsletters 041, 1999
    39. Parziale JR, Akelman E, Weiss A-PC, Green A: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome The American Journal of Orthopedics 29(5)353-360 May 2000
    40. Izzi J, Dennison D, Noerdlinger M, DaSilva M, Akelman E: Nerve Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand in Athletes Clinics in Sports Medicine 20(1) 203-217, January 2001
    41. Muirhead WR, Allen SD, DaSilva MF, Akelman E: Operative Treatment for Lateral Epicondylitis Current Opinion in Orthopedics 2001, 12:348-352
    42. Fletcher J, Blake D, Zienowicz R, Edstrom L, Weiss A-P, Akelman E, Sullivan P: Office-Based Operatory Experience: An Overview of Anesthetic Technique, Procedures and Complications The Journal of Medical Health Rhode Island 84(4):117-118 2001
    43. Moore D C, Hogan KA, Crisco JJ III, Akelman E, DaSilva MF, Weiss A-P Three Dimensional In-Vivo Kinematics of the Distal RadioUlnar Joint in Malunited Distal Radius Fractures. Journal Of Hand Surgery (Am)March 27(2)233-42. 2002
    44. Hughes TB, Mechrefe A, Littler JW, Akelman E: Dupuytren’s Disease Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Vol 3 No. 1 pp27-40 February 2003
    45. Bradley M, Hayes E, Weiss A-PC, Akelman E: A Prospective Study of Outcome Following Mini-Open Carpal Tunnel Release Hand Surgery, Vol 8, No. 1, pp59-63, July 2003
    46. Brooks JJ, Schiller JR, Allen SD, Akelman E: Biomechanical and Anatomical Consequences of Carpal Tunnel Release Clinical Biomechanics, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp685-693, October 2003
    47. Crisco JJ, Pike S, Hulsizer-Galvin D, Akelman E, Weiss A-PC, Wolfe S.W:Carpal Bone Postures and Motions are Abnormal in
    48. Both Wrists of Patients with Unilateral Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Tears Journal of Hand Surgery 28(6):926-937, Nov. 2003
    49. Greene DL, Akelman E: A Technique for Reducing Splash Exposure During Pulsatile Lavage Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 18(1):41-42, 2004
    50. Sonenblum SE, Crisco JJ, Kang L, Akelman E: In Vivo Motion of the Scaphotrapezio-Trapezoidal (STT)Joint Journal of Biomechanics 37(5): 645-52, May 2004
    51. Tashjian RZ, Patel A, Akelman E, Weiss A-PC: Avascular Necrosis of the Wrist and Hand Excluding the Scaphoid and Lunate : A Review and Case Report of Dieterich’s Disease. Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 4(2):pp 109-116, 2004.
    52. Alford JW, Weiss A-PC, Akelman E: The Familial Incidence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Patients with Unilateral and Bilateral Disease The American Journal of Orthopaedics, Vol.33 #8 pp397-400 August 2004
    53. Wolf JM, Ritter M, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Access and Use of the Internet in a Hand Surgery Population Hand Surg 9(1)29-33, 2004.
    54. Weiss A-PC, Moore D, Infantolino C, Crisco JJ, Akelman E, McGovern RD Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) Joint Mechanics After 3 Different Silicone Arthroplasty Journal of Hand Surgery(Am) 29(5):796-803 Sep 2004
    55. Walsh E, Mechrefe, A, Akelman E, Schiller A: Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath American Journal of Orthopaedics 34(3):116-121, 2005.
    56. Walsh E, Akelman E, Fleming BC, DaSilva MF: Thumb Carpometacarpal Arthroscopy: A Topographic, Anatomic Study of the Thenar Portal. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 30(2):373-379, 2005.
    57. Crisco JJ, Coburn JC, Moore DC, Akelman E, Weiss, A-PC, Wolfe, S: In Vivo Radiocarpal Kinematics and the Dart Thrower’s Motion.Journal of Bone Joint Surg (Am) 87-A (12):2729-2740, 2005.
    58. Crisco JJ, Moore DC, Marai E, Laidlaw DH, Akelman E, Weiss APC, Wolfe SW: Effects of Distal Radius Mal-Union on Distal Radioulnar Joint Mechanics – An In Vivo Study. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 25(4):547-555, 2007.
    59. Rodner CM, Akelman E, Brody J, Weiss AP: Anomalous median nerve position dorsal to the flexor tendons in a patient with spastic hemiplegia and wrist pain: case report.Journal of Hand Surgery (Am)32(6):867-870, 2007.
    60. Calfee R, Patel A, DaSilva M, Akelman E. Management  of Lateral Epicondylitis: Current ConceptsJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Vol. 16 (1): 19-29, 2008.
    61. Kang L, Akelman E, Weiss, APC: Arthroscopic Versus Open Dorsal Ganglion Excision: A Prospective, Randomized Comparison of Rates of Recurrence and of Residual Pain. Journal of Hand Surgery(Am) 33(4): 471-475, 2008.
    62. Leventhal EL, Moore DC, Akelman E, Weiss A-PC, Wolfe SW, and Crisco JJ: Interfragmentary Motion in Patients with Scaphoid Nonunion. Journal of Hand Surgery(Am) 33(7):1108-1115, 2008.
    63. Calfee R, Leventhal E, Wilkerson J, Moore D, Akelman E, Crisco J: Simulated Radioscapholunate Fusion Alters Carpal Kinematics While Preserving Dart-Throwers’s Motion. Journal of Hand Surgery(Am) 33(4): 503-510, 2008.
    64. Leventhal EL, Wolfe SW, Moore DC, Akelman E, Weiss AP, Crisco JJ: Interfragmentary motion in patients with scaphoid nonunion. Journal of Hand Surgery(Am) 33(7):1108-1115, 2008.
    65. Soong M, Akelman E: Neurofibromatosis Contributing to Carpometacarpal Instability. Orthopedics Vol.32(1):55, January 2009.
    66. Sung JK, Akelman E: Thumb Carpometacarpal Arthritis. Techniques in Orthopaedics 24(1):23-26, March 2009.


    Articles, Peer Review - Submitted for Publication

    1. Calfee R, Patel A, Akelman E, Crisco J:Understanding Carpal Kinematics. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 8/2006
    2. Rainbow MJ, Crisco JJ, Akelman E, Wolfe SW: Elongation of the Extrinsic Radiocarpal Ligaments of a Subject-Specific Kinematically Driven Articular Model of the Carpus during Wrist Flexion/Extension. Orthoapedic Research Society 8/2007
    3. Calfee R, Leventhal E, Wilkerson J, Moore D, Akelman E, Crisco J: Simulated Radioscapholunate Fusion Alters Carpal Kinematics While Preserving Dart Thrower’s Motion. Orthopaedic Research Society 9/2007
    4. Zonno A, Manuel J, Merrell G, Ramos, P, Akelman E, DaSilva, M: Arthroscopic Technique for Medical Epicondylitis: Technique and Safety Analysis. The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery September 2009


    Articles, Peer Reviewed - Accepted for Publication

    1. Management of Lateral Epicondylitis – Current Concepts. Calfee R, Patel A, DaSilva M, Akelman E. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. June 2007


    Articles, Non-Peer Reviewed - Published

    1. Akelman E: Upper Extremity Injuries in Athletes: An Overview RI Medicine 70 (6): 245-250, 1987
    2. Weiss AP, Akelman, E: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A Review RI Medicine 75 (6):303-306, 1992
    3. Katarincic JA, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Lateral Epicondylitis: A Review RI Medicine 75 (11): 541-544, 1992
    4. Roh M, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Skiers Thumb: A Review. RI Medicine 77(11):384-85, 1994
    5. Palumbo MA, Lucas P, Akelman E: "Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Review" RI Medicine 78 (11) 321-323 November 1995
    6. Akelman E: It’s All In the Wrist Lifespan 3(1):22. 1999
    7. Wells-Federman C, Akelman E, Benson L, Hartigan C, Tromanhauser S, Shor, M.: Clinical Pathway for Work-Related Injury: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Best Doctors’ Occupational Health Institute online www.bdohi.org January 2006


    Articles in Preparation

    1. Wrist Biomechanics Calfee R, Patel A, Crisco JJ, Akelman E (8/2006)
    2. Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis Calfee R, Katarincic J, DaSilva M, Akelman E(8/2006)
    3. Melorheostosis of the Hand: Two Case reports and Review of the literature. Kayiaros S, Katarincic J, Akelman A. (2/2007)
    4. Abstracts & Presentations

      • Reuter M, Cannistra L, Akelman E, Herndon JH: Evaluation of bioresorbable acid nerve guides:A study using the rat sciatic nerve. Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society Vol. 12: 477, 1987
      • Akelman E, Cannistra LM, Tang M, et al: Regeneration of a peripheral nerve through a bioresorbable nerve guide in primates: A preliminary study. Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society,13:468, 1988
      • Apostolo PM, Cannistra LM, Akelman E: Analysis of nerve regeneration and reinnervation in the laboratory rat using horseradish peroxidase. Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society,14:433, 1989
      • Wegner DA, Cannistra LM, Akelman E: Nerve regeneration through collagen-filled bioresorbable nerve guides. Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society, 15(1): 102,1990
      • Akelman E, Cannistra LM, Tang M, Williams S, Sidman RL, Mares F, Tang R: Regeneration of peripheral nerves through bioresorbable nerve guides in primates: A study using functional assessment. Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society,15(2):584,1990
      • Clawson MC, Cannistra LM, Hulstyn MJ, Tang R, Akelman E: The effect of laminin peptides on nerve regeneration through bioresorbable nerve guides. Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society,16(1):90,1991
      • Campbell RB, Cannistra LM, Fadale PD, Wiggins M, Akelman E: The effects of local corticosteroid injection on the healing of rat medial collateral ligaments. Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society,16(1):112,1991
      • Boynton MD, Cannistra LM, Walsh WR, Sasken HF, Russell MS, Akelman, E:Early effects of local fibronectin application on ligament healing. Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society,17(1):77,1992
      • Daley RA, Cannistra LM, Walsh WR, Sasken HF, Akelman E: A chicken model for flexor tendon adhesion studies Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society,17(1):103, 1992
      • Lefkoe TP, Trafton PG, Dennehy DT, Ehrlich MG, Akelman E: A new model of articular step off for the study of post-traumatic arthritis Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society,171):207,1992
      • Daley RA, Cannistra LM, Sasken HF, Akelman E: A Temporal Evaluation of Flexor Tendon Adhesions Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society,18(11):157,1993
      • Weiss APC, Akelman E, Lambiase R: A Prospective Study of Triple Injection Wrist Cine-Arthrography Correlated to Arthroscopic Findings Transactions of the 48th American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Kansas, City, Missouri 1993
      • Williams JS Jr, Kamionek S, Weiss APC, Akelman E: The Surgical Approach in Non-Border Digit Complex Dislocations of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint Transactions of the 24th Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Orlando, Florida 1993
      • Weiss APC, Kramer AA, Barrach HJ, Akelman E: Variations in the Quantity of Type II Collagen in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society 19(1):389 New Orleans, LA 1994
      • Weiss APC, Akelman E, Lambiase R: A Prospective Study of Triple Injection Wrist Cine-Arthrography Correlated to Arthroscopic Findings Transactions of the 61st American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994
      • Lambiase RE, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Dorfman GS: A Prospective Comparison of Single vs. Triple Wrist Joint Arthrography with Arthroscopic Correlation. Transactions of the 80th Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois 1994
      • Cole PA, Voss LA, Weiss APC, Akelman E: A Prospective Study of Radiographic and Clinical Outcome Following Ulnar Styloid Fractures in 80 Consecutive Patients Transactions of the 11th Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Tampa, Florida, 1995 Hulsizer D, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy for Failed Arthroscopic Debridement of Triangulofibrocartilage Complex Tears Transactions of the 63rd American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
      • Blanks RH, Platt JC, Valentini RF, Alford JW, Moore DC, Rosenberg JN, Akelman E, Weiss APC: Early Recovery of Peripheral Nerve Crush Injury Induced by Nerve Growth Factor Transactions of the 42nd Orthopaedic Research Society Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
      • DaSilva MF, Moore D, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Sikirica N:Anatomy of the Palmar Cutaneous Branch of the Median Nerve: Clinical Significance Transactions of the 63rd American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
      • Voss L, Rosenberg J, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Moore D: Early Recovery of Peripheral Nerve Injury After Intermittent and Continuous Crush Injury Transactions of the 43rd Orthopaedic Research Society San Francisco, California 1997
      • Barnum MJ, Mastey RD, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Radial Tunnel Release in the Workers Compensation Population Transactions of the 64th American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 1997
      • Glowacki KA, Akelman E, Weiss APC: Surgical Decompression for Pronator Syndrome Transactions of the 64th American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 1997
      • Cole PA, Voss LA, Weiss APC, Akelman E: A Prospective Study of Radiographic and Clinical Outcome Following Ulnar Styloid Fractures Transactions of the 64th American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 1997
      • Hulsizer DL, Staebler M, Weiss APC, Akelman E: The Results of Revision Carpal Tunnel Release Following Previous Open vs. Endoscopic Surgery Transactions of the 64th American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 1997
      • Smith JG, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Thumb Carpometacarpal Arthroplasty: Ligament Reconstruction Compared to Anchovy Interposition Transactions of the 52nd American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Denver, Colorado, 1997
      • Staebler MP, Moore D, Akelman E, Weiss APC, Fadale P, Crisco JJ: The Effects of Wrist Guards on Distal Radius Bone Strain Transactions of the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Sports Medicine, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1998
      • Staebler MP, Akelman E, McGovern RD, Crisco JJ, Fadale PD, Weiss APC, Moore D: Wrist Guards Reduce Bone Strain in the Distal Radius Transactions of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998
      • Voss LA, Cole PA, Weiss APC, Akelman E: Functional Outcome, Clinical and Radiographic Results in Distal Radius Fractures. Transactions of the 65th American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana 1998
      • Voss LA, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Cole PA: The Association of Radiographic Indices and Outcome for Intracarpal Lesions and Distal Radius Fractures and Ulna Fractures Transactions of the 65th American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana 1998
      • Voss LA, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Rosenberg J, Moore D: Early Recovery of Peripheral Nerve Injury Using Continuous vs. Intermittent Crush Transactions of the 65th American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana 1998
      • Moore DC, McGovern R, Crisco JJ, Infantolino C,Akelman E, Weiss A-P C: Metacarpophalangeal Mechanics After Replacement Transactions of the 45th Orthopedic Research Society Anaheim, California, 1999
      • Moore D, McGovern RD, Crisco JJ, Infantolino CE, Akelman E, Weiss A-PC: Mechanics of Silicone Metacarpophlanageal Replacements in Finger Flexion and Extension. Transactions of the ASME/AIChE/USNCB/BMES Summer Bioengineering Meeting Big Sky, Montana 1999
      • Moore D, Hogan KA, DaSilva MF, Akelman E, Weiss APC, Crisco JJ: 3-D In Vivo Kinematics of the Distal Radioulnar Joint in Malunited Distal Radius Fractures Transactions of the 53rd Meeting of the ASSH Boston, Massachusetts 1999
      • Moore D, McGough R, Crisco JJ, Infantolino CE, Akelman E, Weiss A-PC. Metacarpophalangeal Mechanics After Silicone Joint Replacement Transactions of the 53rd Meeting of the ASSH Boston, Massachusetts 1999
      • Moore D, Hogan KA, Crisco JJ, Akelman E, DaSilva MF, Weiss A-PC: 3-D In Vivo Kinematics of the Distal Radioulnar Joint in Malunited Distal Radius Fractures Transactions of the 46th Orthopaedic Research Society Orlando, Florida March 2000
      • Moore D, Staebler MP, Crisco JJ, Greenwald RM, Akelman A, Weiss APC: Wrist Guards Reduce Impact-Generated Bone Strain in the Distal Radius. Transactions of the 46th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society. Orlando, Florida March 12-15, 2000
      • Pike SL, Galvin DL, Wolf S, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Crisco JJ: Carpal Bone Postures and Motions are Abnormal in Both Wrists of Patients with Unilateral Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Tears Transactions of the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics Chicago, Illinois July 19-22, 2000
      • Pike SL, Galvin DL, Wolf S, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Crisco JJ: Carpal Kinematics Are Abnormal in Both Wrists of Patients with Unilateral Scaphoid-Lunate Interosseous Ligament Injuries. 12th Conference- European Society of Biomechanics Dublin, Ireland August 2000
      • Alsheik N, Weiss APC, Moore DC, Crisco JJ, Akelman E: Effects of Lateral Bending Stress on Fatigue Life of Anatomically Neutral Metacarpophalangeal (MCP)Joint Implant ASSH Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington October 2000
      • Hayes EP, Bradley MP, Weiss A-PC, Akelman E A Prospective Study of Outcome Following Mini Open Carpal Tunnel Release. Transactions of the 54th meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Seattle, Washington October 2000
      • Crisco JJ, Pike S, Hulsizer-Galvin D, Akelman E, Weiss A-PC, Wolfe SW: Carpal Bone Flexion/Extension Kinematics are Abnormal In Both Wrists of Patients with Unilateral Scapholunate Ligament Tears. Transactions of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society San Francisco, CA February 2001
      • Crisco JJ, Neu CP, Demiralp C, Laidlaw DH, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Wolfe S: Scientific Exhibit - Interactive Visualization of 3D Carpal Kinematics and Bony Anatomy (N) ASSH Annual Meeting Baltimore, MD October 4-6, 2001 Note: Won ASSH awards for “Best Scientific Content” and “Best Layout and Presentation”
      • Poore S, Goslow G, Muirhead W, Akelman E Functional Analysis of Sciatic Nerve Regeneration in Rats Transactions of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Dallas, Texas February 2002
      • Crisco JJ, Kang L, Sonenblum SE, Akelman E: In Vivo Motion of the Scaphotrapezio-Trapezoidal (S.T.T) Joint. IV World Congress of Biomechanics Calgary, Alberta, Canada August 2002
      • Marai GE, Laidlaw DH, Demiralp C, Grimm CM, Crisco JJ, Moore DC, Akelman E: Contact areas and ligament lengths are abnormal in patients with malunited distal radius fractures despite normal radioulnar kinematics. IV World Congress of Biomechanics Calgary, Alberta August 2002.
      • Crisco JJ, Marai E, Laidlaw DH, Moore D, Akelman E: Kinematic and Mechanical Changes in the Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ) of Patients with Malunited Distal Radius Fractures Transactions of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society New Orleans, Louisiana February 2003
      • Sonenblum SE, Crisco JJ, Kang L, Akelman E: The Scaphotrapezio-Trapezoidal (STT)Joint: An Analysis of In-Vivo STT Motion in Flexion, Extension and Ulnar Deviation. 49th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. New Orleans, Louisiana February 2003.
      • Walsh E, DaSilva M, Fleming BC, Uber BE, Ramos P, Akelman E, Crisco JJ, Spenciner DB, Paiva JA: Thumb Carpometacarpal (CMC) Arthroscopy: A Topographical Arthroscopic, Anatomic Study of a New Thenar Portal Transactions of the 58th Annual Meeting of the ASSH Chicago, Illinois September 2003
      • Sonenblum SE, Crisco JJ, Upal WA, Akelman E, Wolfe S: Strain of the Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament SLIL) During In Vivo Wrist Motion Transactions of the 49th Annual Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting San Francisco, California March 2004
      • Wolf SW, Crisco JJ, Laidlaw D, Moore DC, Akelman E: Kinematic and Mechanical Changes in the Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ) of Patients with Malunited Distal Radius Fractures. 56th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Nashville, Tennessee June 2004
      • Crisco JJ, Coburn JC, Moore DC, Akelman E, Weiss APC, Wolfe SW: Dart Thrower’s Wrist Motion is Achieved In Vivo with Minimal Radiocarpal Motion. 51st Annual Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting Washington, DC February 2005
      • Crisco JJ, Akelman E, Weiss APC, Wolfe SW: In Vivo Radioscaphoid and Radiolunate Kinematics and the Dart Thrower’s Motion. Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Society of Hand Therapists San Antonio, Texas September 2005
      • Leventhal EL, Moore DC, Akelman E, Weiss APC, Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ. Interfragmentary Motion in Patients with Scaphoid Nonunions. 52ND Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Chicago, Illinois March 2006
      • Moore DC, Wilkerson JA, Calfee RP, Crisco JJ, Leventhal EL, Akelman E. Fidelity of In Vitro and In Vivo Radiocarpal Kinematic Data. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Chicago, Illinois March 2006
      • Crisco JJ, Coburn JC, Moore DC, Akelman E, Weiss APC, Wolfe SW: Dart Thrower’s Wrist Motion is Achieved In Vivo with Minimal Radiocarpal Motion. 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Chicago, Illinois March 2006

      Scientific Presentations - National and Regional

      • Antibiotics in Orthopaedics (R) Yale Orthopaedic Grand Rounds New Haven, Connecticut August, 1980
      • Ipsilateral Femur/Tibial Fractures Diagnosis and Treatment (R) Yale Orthopaedic Grand Rounds New Haven, Connecticut May, 1981
      • Carpal Fractures (R) Yale Orthopaedic Grand Rounds New Haven, Connecticut October, 1982
      • Triscaphe Fusion (R) Yale, Department of Orthopaedics New Haven, Connecticut June, 1983
      • Treatment of the Unstable Thoracolumbar Spine (N) American Orthopaedic Association Palm Beach, Florida May, 1984
      • Long Term Follow-up: Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Las Vegas, Nevada January, 1985
      • MP Joint Arthrodesis (N) American Society for Surgery of the Hand Fellows Conference Las Vegas, Nevada January, 1985
      • Thumb Metacarpal Arthrodesis (N) Littler Society New York, New York May, 1985
      • Interposition Arthroplasty (N) New York Society for Surgery of the Hand New York, New York July, 1985
      • Thumb Metacarpal Arthrodesis (N) Eastern Orthopaedic Association Boca Raton, Florida October, 1985
      • Carpal Dislocations (R) Orthopaedic Grand Rounds Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island December, 1985
      • Metacarpophalangeal Arthrodesis (R) New England Hand Society Sturbridge, Massachusetts December, 1985
      • Fingertip Injuries (N) American Society for Surgery of the Hand Newport, Rhode Island July, 1986
      • Radiologic Diagnosis in Hand Injuries (N) American Society for Surgery of the Hand Newport, Rhode Island July, 1986
      • Flexor Tendon Injuries (N) American Society for Surgery of the Hand Newport, Rhode Island July, 1986
      • Primary Care of Hand Injuries (N) American Society for Surgery of the Hand Newport, Rhode Island July, 1986
      • Shoulder Trauma (R) Providence Visiting Nurse Association Providence, Rhode Island September, 1986
      • Flexor Tendon Injuries in Children (R) 24th Newington Childrens' Hospital Annual Meeting Newington, Connecticut October, 1986
      • Proximal Humeral Fractures (R) Rhode Island Hospital Orthopaedic Grand Rounds Providence, Rhode Island November, 1986
      • Arthrodesis of Joints in the Hand (R) New England Hand Society Sturbridge, Massachusetts December, 1986
      • Evaluation of Bioresorbable Polylactic Acid Nerve Guides (N) Orthopaedic Research Society American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 55th Annual Meeting San Francisco, California January, 1987
      • Evaluation of Bioresorbable Polylactic Acid Nerve Guides (N) Orthopaedic Research Society Poster Session, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons San Francisco, California January, 1987
      • Flexor Tendon Injuries (R) Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island January, 1987
      • Evaluation of Bioresorbable Nerve Guides: A Study Using the Rat Sciatic Nerve (N) Society For Biomaterials 13th Annual Meeting New York, New York June, 1987
      • External Fixation Techniques for the Wrist (N) Fracture Fixation Techniques Course Newport, Rhode Island June, 1987
      • Compartment Syndromes (N) Fracture Fixation Techniques Course Newport, Rhode Island June, 1987
      • Fascial Implant Arthroplasty for Proximal Carpal Degenerative Disease (N) American Society for Surgery of the Hand 42nd Annual Meeting San Antonio, Texas September, 1987
      • Long Term Follow Up of Proximal Row Carpectomy (R) New England Hand Society Sturbridge, Massachusetts December, 1987
      • Fascial Implant Arthroplasty of the Wrist (R) New England Hand Society Sturbridge, Massachusetts December, 1987
      • Comminuted Intra-Articular Fractures about the Distal Radius - Treatment Considerations (R) Thames River Orthopaedic Society Groton, Connecticut January, 1988
      • Regeneration of a Peripheral Nerve Through A Bioresorbable Nerve Guide in Primates: A Preliminary Study (N) Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society Atlanta, Georgia February, 1988
      • Regeneration of a Peripheral Nerve Through A Bioresorbable Nerve Guide in Primates: A Preliminary Study (N) Poster Session Orthopaedic Research Society Atlanta, Georgia February, 1988
      • Regeneration of Peripheral Nerves Through Bioresorbable Nerve Channels in Rodents and Primates: Functional Recovery (N) The Third World Biomaterials Congress Kyoto, Japan April, 1988
      • Analysis of Nerve Regeneration and Reinnervation in the Laboratory Rat using Horseradish Peroxidase (N) Poster Session Orthopaedic Research Society Las Vegas, Nevada February, 1989
      • The Effect of Delay in the Primary Repair of Peripheral Nerve Transections (N) Poster Session 56th Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Las Vegas, Nevada February, 1989
      • Nerve Regeneration Through Collagen-filled Bioresorbable Nerve Guides (N) Poster Session 56th Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Las Vegas, Nevada February, 1989
      • Nerve Regeneration and Reinnervation Studies in the Laboratory Rat: A Two Part Study (N) Poster Session 56th Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Las Vegas, Nevada February, 1989
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis (R) Hand Surgery Grand Rounds Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut May, 1989
      • Analysis of Nerve Regeneration and Reinnervation in the Laboratory Rat using Horseradish Peroxidase (N) Poster Session Annual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand Baltimore, Maryland September, 1989
      • Regeneration of Peripheral Nerves through Bioresorbable Nerve Guides in Primates: A Study using Functional Assessment (N) Annual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand Baltimore, Maryland September, 1989
      • Carpal Fractures (R) Orthopaedic Grand Rounds Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island December, 1989
      • Regeneration of Peripheral Nerves through Bioresorbable Nerve Guides in Primates: A Study using Functional Assessment (N) Poster Session 57th Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons New Orleans, Louisiana February, 1990
      • Regeneration of Peripheral Nerves through Bioresorbable Nerve Guides in Primates: A Study using Functional Assessment (N) Poster Session Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society New Orleans, Louisiana February, 1990
      • Natural History of Distal Radius Fractures with Associated Ulnar Styloid Nonunion (N) Poster Session 45th Annual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand Toronto, Canada September, 1990
      • Nerve Regeneration Through Collagen-Filled Bioresorbable Nerve Guides (N) Poster Session, 45th Annual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand Toronto, Canada September, 1990
      • Nerve Regeneration Through Collagen-Filled Bioresorbable Nerve Guides (N) 45th Annual Meeting/Scientific Program American Society for Surgery of the Hand Toronto, Canada September, 1990
      • New Concepts for a New Disease (R) Grand Rounds Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island November, 1990
      • The Thumb Trapeziometacarpal Joint: A Model for the Study of Osteoarthritis (R) Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island November, 1990
      • Amputation and Replantation of Digits (R) ICU Staff Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island December, 1990
      • Natural History of Distal Radius Fractures with Associated Ulnar Styloid Nonunion (R) Eighteenth Annual Meeting/Scientific Program New England Hand Society Sturbridge, Massachusetts December, 1990
      • Rigid ORIF in Acute Dorsal PIP Joint Fracture Dislocations: A New Technique (R) Eighteenth Annual Meeting/Scientific Program New England Hand Society Sturbridge, Massachusetts December, 1990
      • The Treatment of Closed IV & V Carpometacarpal Fracture Dislocations (R) Eighteenth Annual Meeting/Scientific Program New England Hand Society Sturbridge, Massachusetts December, 1990
      • Treatment of Carpal Dislocations (N) Grand Rounds Mt. Sinai Medical Center New York, New York December, 1990
      • A New Treatment for a New Disease (R) RI State Association of Operating Room Nurses Providence, Rhode Island January, 1991
      • The Effect of Dexamethasone on the Healing of Rat Medial Collateral Ligaments (N) Poster Session 58th Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Anaheim, California March, 1991
      • Nerve Regeneration by Synthetic Neurite-Promoting Factors through Bioresorbable Nerve Guides (N) Poster Session 58th Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Anaheim, California March, 1991
      • Discussor (N) 58th Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Anaheim, California March, 1991
      • New Concepts of Nerve Injury and Repair (R) Genzyme Corporation 1991 Biopolymers Seminar Series Cambridge, Massachusetts March, 1991
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - ? An Occupational Disorder (R) John F. Donnelly Center Providence, Rhode Island June, 1991
      • Flexor Tendon Injuries (R) Student Lecture Series Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island September, 1991
      • The Effect of Synthetic Laminin Peptides on Nerve Regeneration through Bioresorbable Nerve Guides (N) Poster Session 46th Annual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand Orlando, Florida October, 1991
      • The Effect of Synthetic Laminin Peptides on Nerve Regeneration through Bioresorbable Nerve Guides (N) 46th Annual Meeting/Scientific Program American Society for Surgery of the Hand Orlando, Florida October, 1991
      • Discussor (N) 59th Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Washington, D.C. February, 1992
      • The Effect of Local Fibronectin Application on Ligament Healing (N) Poster Session 59th Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Washington, D.C. February, 1992
      • Median Nerve Compression (R) Nurses' Alumni Association Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island September 15, 1992
      • Ulnar Nerve Transposition- Live Video Demonstration(N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute Seattle, Washington September 19, 1992
      • Scaphoid Fractures and NonUnion (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute Seattle, Washington September 19, 1992
      • Median Nerve Dysfunction - 1992 (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute Seattle, Washington September 20, 1992
      • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release (N) MidWeek Update Symposia American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute Seattle, Washington September 21, 1992
      • Open Carpal Tunnel Release -Live Video Demonstration (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute Seattle, Washington September 20, 1992
      • Musculoskeletal Adhesions (N) Academy of Surgical Research Chicago, Illinois September 22, 1992
      • Evaluation of Flexor Tendon Adhesions (R) Thirty-Fifth Annual Murray S. Danforth Oration Department of Orthopaedics/Brown University December 4, 1992
      • Evaluation and Management of TFCC Injuries (R) Grand Rounds New England Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts February 1, 1993
      • A Temporal Evaluation of Flexor Tendon Adhesions (N) Orthopedic Research Society San Francisco, California February 16, 1993
      • Regeneration of Nerve Through Bioresorbable Guides (R) Burton Lectureship Providence, Rhode Island May 14, 1993
      • Surgical Treatment of The Hand (R) Rheumatology Grand Rounds Brown University School of Medicine May 26, 1993
      • Median Nerve Compression at the Elbow (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute New York, New York September 8, 1993
      • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Instructor (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute New York, New York September 9, 1993
      • Herbert Screw Fixation of Scaphoid Fractures (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute New York, New York September 9, 1993
      • Elbow Arthroscopy (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute New York, New York September 9, 1993
      • A Prospective Study of Triple Injection Wrist Cine- Arthrography Correlated to Arthroscopic Findings (N) American Society for Surgery of the Hand 48th Annual Meeting Kansas City, Missouri September 30, 1993
      • Flexor Tendon Injuries (R) Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds December 7, 1993
      • Open vs. Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release (R) Panel Member/Discusser New England Hand Society December 3, 1993
      • An Evaluation of LRTI Arthroplasty As A Treatment For Thumb CMC Osteoarthritis - Long Term Results (R) New England Hand Society December 3, 1993
      • Variations in the Quantity of Type II Collagen in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (N) The 40th Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society Poster Session New Orleans, Louisiana February 22, 1994
      • A Prospective Study of Triple Injection Wrist Cine- Arthrography Correlated to Arthroscopic Findings (N) The 61st American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons New Orleans, Louisiana February 26, 1994
      • The Surgical Approach in Nonborder Digit Complex Dislocations of the MP Joint (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana February 24, 1994
      • Point/Counterpoint Session - Kienbock's Disease- Extracarpal or Intercarpal Treatment (N) American Society For Surgery of the Hand Spring Members Meeting, Palm Springs, California March 18, 1994
      • Nerve Physiology of Compressive Neuropathy (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute Monterey, California September 9, 1994
      • Live Video Presentation Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute Monterey, California September 10, 1994
      • LRTI Arthroplasty for Thumb Basal Joint Disease (R) Burton Lectures Brown University School of Medicine Providence, Rhode Island November 18, 1994
      • Advances in Surgical Management of the Rheumatoid Hand and Wrist (R) Roger Williams Medical Center Department of Rheumatology Grand Rounds Providence, Rhode Island March 3, 1995
      • Carpal Instability (N) The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Current Perspectives in Wrist Arthroscopy Course Chicago, Illinois May 20, 1995
      • Nerve Compression Syndromes: Pathophysiology and Treatment (N) The Lahey Clinic Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds Burlington, Massachusetts March 8, 1995
      • Elbow Entrapment Neuropathy (N) American Society for Surgery of the Hand 1995 Spring Members Meeting Indian Wells, California April 4-6, 1995
      • Scapholunate Ligament Repair(N) Live Demonstration Carpal Instability: Live Demonstration The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Current Perspectives in Wrist Arthroscopy Course Chicago, Illinois May 20, 1995
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (R) Beacon Mutual Insurance Company West Warwick, Rhode Island September 6, 1995
      • Scaphoid NonUnions (N) AAOS Summer Institute Boston, Massachusetts September 12, 1995
      • Effects of an Orally Administered Peptide on Nerve Repair in a Primate Model (N) American Society for Surgery of the Hand 50th Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA September 16, 1995
      • Pathophysiology of Nerve Compression- Understanding the Concepts of Basic Science (R) Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 17, 1995
      • Pathophysiology of Nerve Compression (R) Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds Providence, Rhode Island November 1, 1995
      • A Prospective Study of Radiographic and Clinical Outcome Following Ulnar Styloid Fracture in Eighty Consecutive Patients (R) New England Hand Society Annual Meeting Sturbridge, Massachusetts December 8, 1995
      • Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment (R) Orthopaedic Grand Rounds New England Baptist Hospital Boston, Massachusetts January 10, 1996
      • Early Recovery of Peripheral Nerve Crush Injury Induced by Nerve Growth Factor (N) Orthopaedic Research Society 42nd Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia February 20, 1996
      • Posterior Interosseous Nerve: An Anatomic and Histologic Study with Clinical Implications on Wrist Pain (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 63rd Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia February 22, 1996
      • Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy for Failed Arthroscopic Debridement of Triangulofibrocartilage Complex Tears (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 63rd Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia February 23, 1996
      • Carpal Tunnel Release Using Outcomes Measure and Objective Evaluation: Seven- to Ten-Year Follow-Up (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 63rd Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia February 24, 1996
      • Innervation of the Palmar Aponeurosis in Transverse Carpal Ligament: Implications for Surgical Treatment (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 63rd Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia February 26, 1996
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis (R) Grand Rounds Roger Williams Hospital Department of Rheumatology Providence, Rhode Island March 29, 1996
      • A Prospective Evaluation of Treatment Methods of Ulnar Styloid Fractures: Clinical Significance (N) Brad Eaton Memorial Lecture CV Starr Hand Surgery Center, Roosevelt Hospital New York, New York April 27, 1996
      • Radial Tunnel Syndrome (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute San Diego, California September 8, 1996
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis: Conservative and Operative Management (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summer Institute San Diego, California September 9, 1996
      • The Principles of Tendon Transfers of the Upper Extremity (R) American Society for Surgery of the Hand Regional Review Course Boston, Massachusetts October 26, 1996
      • TFCC Injuries: Current Concepts of Diagnosis and Management (R) Grand Rounds Department of Orthopaedics Medical Center of Central Massachusetts Worcester, Massachusetts January 8, 1997
      • Anatomy, Biology and Biomechanics of Tendon (R) Brown University Basic Science Providence, Rhode Island February 5, 1997
      • Early Recovery of Peripheral Nerve Injury After Intermittent and Continuous Crush Injury (N) Orthopaedic Research Society 43rd Annual Meeting San Francisco, California February 1997
      • Radial Tunnel Release in the Workers’ Compensation Population, Paper No.273 (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 64th Annual Meeting San Francisco, California February 14, 1997
      • Surgical Decompression for Pronator Syndrome(N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 64th Annual Meeting San Francisco, California February 14, 1997
      • A Prospective Study of Radiographic and Clinical Outcome Following Ulnar Styloid Fractures (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 64th Annual Meeting San Francisco, California February 14, 1997
      • The Results of Revision Carpal Tunnel Release Following Previous Open Versus Endoscopic Surgery(N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 64th Annual Meeting San Francisco, California February 14, 1997
      • Orthopaedic Grand Rounds: Case Presentations (N) Mount Sinai Medical Center Cleveland, Ohio April 4, 1997
      • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears (N) The Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Cleveland, Ohio April 5, 1997
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What Surgical Procedures Should Be Done in 1997 (N) The Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Cleveland, Ohio April 5, 1997
      • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release: Facts and Fiction (N) The Hand Forum Williamsburg, Virginia April 1997
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (R) Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island North Smithfield, Rhode Island April 23, 1997
      • Compressive Neuropathy (R) Dr. John E. Donley Rehabilitation Center Providence, Rhode Island May 21, 1997
      • Disputations of the Yale Orthopaedic Association(N) Yale University New Haven, Connecticut May 30, 1997
      • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Revisited (N) Yale University New Haven, Connecticut May 30, 1997
      • Nerve Regeneration (N) University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus Minneapolis, Minnesota June 6, 1997
      • Distal Ulna Fractures/Radioulnar Joint Injuries(N) University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus Minneapolis, Minnesota June 6, 1997
      • TFCC Injuries (N) University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus Minneapolis, Minnesota June 7, 1997
      • DeQuervain’s Trigger Thumb, Trigger Finger- Anatomy and Surgical Release (N) AAOS Summer Institute Washington, DC September 4, 1997
      • Compressive Neuropathies (R) Rehabilitation Institute of Rhode Island North Smithfield, Rhode Island October 1, 1997
      • Clinical Exam of the Wrist (N) Arthroscopy Association of North America Nashville, Tennessee November 7, 1997
      • Outcomes of deQuervain’s Release (R) New England Hand Society Annual Meeting Sturbridge, Massachusetts December 5, 1997
      • Early Recovery of Peripheral Nerve Injury Using Continuous Versus Intermittent Crush (R) New England Hand Society Annual Meeting Sturbridge, Massachusetts December 5, 1997
      • The Effect of Wrist Guards on Distal Radius Bone Strain (N) 24th Annual AOSSM Meeting Vancouver, British Columbia February 11, 1998
      • Wrist Guards Reduce Bone Strain in the Distal Radius (N) Staebler MP, Akelman E, McGovern RD, Crisco JJ, Fadale PD, Weiss APC, Moore DC Orthopaedic Research Society 44th Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana March 17, 1998
      • Functional Outcome, Clinical and Radiographic Results in Distal Radius Fractures (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 65th Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana March 21, 1998
      • The Association of Radiographic Indices and Outcome for Intracarpal Lesions and Distal Radius and Ulna Fractures (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 65th Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana March 21, 1998
      • Early Recovery of Peripheral Nerve Injury Using Continuous Vs. Intermittent Crush (N) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 65th Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana March 22, 1998
      • Necrotizing Fasciitis As A Complication of Carpal Tunnel Release (N) The Hand Forum Grand Cayman Island April 11, 1998
      • The Effect of Wrist Guards on Distal Radius Bone Strain (N) Annual Meeting of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Vancouver, BC 1998
      • Dupuytren’s-Like Contracture Following Trigger Finger Release (N) Michael S. Roh, Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, Edward Akelman, M.D ASSH Residents and Fellows Conference, Minneapolis, MN September 10, 1998
      • Current Controversies in The Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (N) The Top Ten Orthopaedic Procedures AAOS Summer Institute Chicago, Illinois September 11, 1998
      • KMI CTS Release System- Early Results (R) Michael T. LeGeyt, Arnold-Peter Weiss, Edward Akelman New England Hand Society Annual Meeting Sturbridge, Massachusetts December 4, 1998
      • Metacarpophalangeal Mechanics after Silicone Joint Replacement (N) Moore D, McGovern RD, Crisco JJ, Infantolino CE, Akelman E, Weiss A-PCW, Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting Anaheim, California February 2, 1999
      • Mechanics of Silicone Metacarpophalangeal Replacements in Finger Flexion and Extension (N) Moore D, McGovern RD, Crisco JJ, Infantolino CE, Akelman E, Weiss A-PCW, ASME Summer Meeting Big Sky, Montana June 1999
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (R) Lifespan Women’s Wellness Workshop Providence, Rhode Island April 24, 1999
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - New Techniques (N) The Top Ten Orthopedic Procedures AAOS Summer Institute Seattle, Washington September 25, 1999
      • 3-D In Vivo Kinematics of the Distal Radioulnar Joint in Malunited Distal Radius Fractures (N) 54th Annual ASSH Meeting Boston, Massachusetts September 4, 1999
      • Metacarpophalangeal Mechanics After Silicone Joint Replacement 54th Annual ASSH Meeting Boston, Massachusetts September 2-4, 1999
      • Radiocarpal, MidCarpal and DRUJ Arthroscopy Wrist Arthroscopy: Surgical Techniques and Clinical Overview (N) AAOS/ASSH Orthopaedic Learning Center Chicago, Illinois November 5, 1999
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (R) Health Central.Com Best Doctors in America Series November 1999
      • Moderator Scientific Session (R) New England Hand Society 27th Annual Meeting Sturbridge, Massachusetts December 3, 1999
      • Ethics in Orthopaedics (R) Orthopedic Grand Rounds Brown University Providence, Rhode Island December 8, 1999
      • 3-D In Vivo Kinematics of the Distal Radioulnar Joint in Malunited Distal Radius Fractures (N) 46th Orthopedic Research Society Meeting Orlando, Florida March 13, 2000
      • Complications in The Surgical Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (N) 3rd Combined JSSH/ASSH Meeting Maui, Hawaii March 27, 2000
      • Bone Postures and Motions are Altered in Both Wrists of Patients with Unilateral Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Tears (N) International Biomechanics Society Vancouver, BC April 2000
      • What’s New in the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (R) 15th Annual Bradford Eaton Memorial Lecture Littler-Eaton Hand Society New York, New York May 6, 2000
      • Ethics in Orthopaedics (R) Orthopedic Grand Rounds Brown University Providence, Rhode Island May 10, 2000
      • Carpal Bone Postures and Motions Are Abnormal in ` Both Wrists of Patients with Unilateral Scapholunate Ligament Tears (N) 24th Annual Meeting American Society of Biomechanics Chicago, Illinois July 20, 2000
      • Radial Carpal Joint, MidCarpal Joint and Distal Radioulnar Joint Arthroscopy (N) Moderator, Surgical Demonstration ASSH Wrist Arthroscopy 2000 Rosemont, Illinois August 4, 2000
      • Reconstruction of Failed Darrach Procedure (N) Wrist Arthroscopy 2000 Orthopaedic Learning Center Rosemont, Illinois August 5, 2000
      • Carpal Kinematics Are Abnormal in Both Wrists of Patients with Unilateral Scaphoid-Lunate Interosseous Ligament Injuries.(N) 12th Conference- European Society of Biomechanics Dublin, Ireland August 27-30, 2000
      • Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment Options Year 2000 (N) AAOS Summer Institute Top Ten Course Toronto, Canada September 9, 2000
      • Effects of Lateral Bending Stress on Fatigue Life of Anatomically Neutral Metacarpophalangeal (MCP)Joint Implant (N) Alsheik, N, Weiss APC, Moore DC, Crisco JJ, Akelman E: ASSH Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington October 5, 2000
      • A Prospective Study of Outcome Following Mini Open Carpal Tunnel Release.(N) Hayes EP, Bradley MP, Weiss A-PC, Akelman E ASSH Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington October 5, 2000
      • Arthroscopic Anatomy, Video Presentation (N) Fourth Annual Colombo-Venezuelan Hand Society Meeting Bogota, Colombia October 26, 2000
      • Diagnostic Wrist Arthroscopy (N) Fourth Annual Colombo-Venezuelan Hand Society Meeting Bogota, Colombia October 26, 2000
      • TFCC Repair (N) Fourth Annual Colombo-Venezuelan Hand Society Meeting Bogota, Colombia October 26, 2000
      • Arthroscopic Ganglionectomy (N) Fourth Annual Colombo-Venezuelan Hand Society Meeting Bogota, Colombia October 26, 2000
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Year 2000 Treatment Options Fourth Annual Colombo-Venezuelan Hand Society Meeting Bogota, Colombia October 26, 2000
      • Reconstruction of the Failed Darrach Procedure Fourth Annual Colombo-Venezuelan Hand Society Meeting Bogota, Colombia October 26, 2000
      • Compressive Neuropathies (R) Third Annual New England Workers' Compensation Educational Conference Newport, Rhode Island October 31, 2000
      • Mini Open Carpal Tunnel Release: Technique and Clinical Results (R) New England Hand Society Annual Meeting Sturbridge, Massachusetts December 1, 2000
      • A Prospective Study of Outcome Following Mini-Open Carpal Tunnel Release (R) New England Hand Society Annual Meeting Sturbridge, Massachusetts December 1, 2000
      • Carpal Bone Flexion/Extension Kinematics are Abnormal in Both Wrists of Patients with Unilateral Scapholunate Ligament Tears. 47th Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society San Francisco, CA February 25-27, 2001
      • Case Presentation: Ulnar Styloid Nonunion (N) AAOS Wrist Arthroscopy Course Chicago, Illlinois May 18 & 19 2001
      • Current Concepts: Roentgenologic Evaluation of Chronic Wrist Pain (N) AAOS Wrist Arthroscopy Course Chicago, Illinois May 19, 2001
      • Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment Options 2001 (N) AAOS Summer Institute, Top Ten Course San Diego, California September 6, 2001
      • Carpal Tunnel Release Video Presentation (N) AAOS Summer Institute, Top Ten Course San Diego, California September 6, 2001
      • Interactive Visualization of 3D Carpal Kinematics and Bony Anatomy (N) ASSH Annual Meeting October 4-6, 2001 Baltimore, MD Note: Won ASSH awards for “Best Scientific Content” and “Best Layout and Presentation”
      • Nerve Injuries about the Elbow and Forearm ASSH Hand and Upper Extremity Review Course November 2, 2001 San Francisco, California
      • Bioskills Demonstration - Wrist Arthroscopy ASSH Hand and Upper Extremity Review Course November 2, 2001 San Francisco, California
      • Access and Use of the Internet in a Hand Surgery Population (R) New England Hand Society Sturbridge, MA December 7, 2001
      • Ethics in Orthopedics Orthopaedic Grand Rounds Rhode Island Hospital Providence, RI January 2, 2002
      • Functional Analysis of Sciatic Nerve Regeneration in Rats Poore S, Goslow G, Muirhead W, Akelman E Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting Dallas, Texas February 13, 2002
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 2002 Instructional Course Lecture #427 AAOS 69th Annual Meeting Dallas, Texas February 17, 2002
      • In Vivo Motion of the Scaphotrapezio-Trapezoidal S.T.T) Joint. IV World Congress of Biomechanics Calgary, Alberta, Canada August 4-9, 2002
      • Contact Areas and Ligament Lengths are Abnormal in Patients with Malunited Distal Radius Fracture Despite Normal Radioulnar Kinematics IV World Congress of Biomechanics Calgary, Alberta, Canada August 4-9, 2002
      • Dupuytren’s Contracture (R) Department of Orthopaedics Academic Teaching Conference Brown University Providence, Rhode Island January 15, 2003
      • Kinematic and Mechanical Changes in the Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ) of Patients with Malunited Distal Radius Fractures. 47th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society New Orleans, Louisiana February 2003
      • Strain of the Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament SLIL) During In Vivo Wrist Motion (N) Orthopaedic Research Society New Orleans, Louisiana February 3, 2003
      • Controversies in the Management of Compressive Neuropathies in the Upper Extremity(N) Instructional Course #107 AAOS Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana February 5, 2003
      • Kinematic and Mechanical Changes in the Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ) of Patients with Malunited Distal Radius Fracture 19th Annual IWIW Meeting Chicago, Illinois September 17, 2003
      • In Vivo Strain of the Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament(SLIL) During Wrist Motion (N) 19th Annual IWIW Meeting Chicago, Illinois September 17, 2003
      • The Topographical Anatomy of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint. Relevance to Thumb CMC Joint Arthroscopy ASSH Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois September 19, 2003
      • Kinematic and Mechanical Changes in the Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ) of Patients with Malunited Distal Radius Fractures. 56th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Nashville, Tennessee June 2004
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome- What’s New In 2004 AAOS 71st Annual Meeting San Francisco, California March 11, 2004
      • Kinematic and Mechanical Changes in the Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ) of Patients with Malunited Distal Radius Fractures. 56th Annual meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Nashville, Tennessee June 2004
      • Limited Wrist Arthrodesis New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery – The Cutting Edge Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio July 16, 2004
      • New Concepts in Distal Radius Fracture Treatment New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery – The Cutting Edge Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio July 16, 2004
      • Understanding Wrist Instability New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery – The Cutting Edge Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio July 16, 2004
      • Academic Career Choice in Hand Surgery Resident and Fellows Conference ASSH Annual Meeting New York, New York September 8, 2004
      • Arthroscopic Vs. Open Dorsal Ganglion Cyst Excision: A Prospective Comparison of Rates of Recurrence ASSH Annual Meeting New York, New York September 11, 2004
      • Arthroscopic vs. Open Ganglion Cyst Excision: A Comparison of Recurrence Rates. AAOS Annual Meeting Washington, DC February 23, 2005
      • Controversies in the Management of Compressive Neuropathies in the Upper Extremity AAOS Annual Meeting Instructional Course #233 Washington, DC February 24, 2005
      • Dart Thrower’s Wrist Motion is Achieved In Vivo with Minimal Radiocarpal Motion. 51st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Washington, DC February 2005
      • Dupuytren’s Contracture William Beaumont Hospital Grand Rounds Detroit, Michigan March 21, 2005
      • Spinal Fusion/Glenoid Loosening Barry Friedman Orthopaedic Resident Day Cleveland Clinic/Lutheran Spine &Orthopaedic Hospital Cleveland, Ohio April 8, 2005
      • Dupuytren’s Disease 40th Annual Reich Lecture Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland Orthopaedic Society W.O. Walker Center Cleveland, Ohio April 9, 2005
      • In Vivo Radiocarpal Kinematics and the Dart-Thrower’s wrist motion. Submitted for Presentation at the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference Vail, Colorado June 2005
      • In Vivo Radioscaphoid and Radiolunate Kinematics and The Dart Thrower’s Motion ASSH Annual Meeting San Antonio, Texas September 23, 2005
      • Fixed Angle versus Variable Angle locking screws in Volar Distal Radius Plating New England Hand Society Meeting Sturbridge, Massachusetts December 2, 2005
      • Fractures of Distal Radius and Wrist AAOS Review Course for Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons Boston, Massachusetts December 2-4, 2005
      • Tendon and Bone Injuries of the Hand AAOS Review Course for Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons Boston, Massachusetts December 2-4, 2005
      • Ethical Issues in Orthopedic Surgery Orthopaedic Grand Rounds Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island February 2, 2006
      • Interfragmentary Motion in Patients with Scaphoid Nonunions Paper 272 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois March 22, 2006
      • Dart Throwers Wrist Motion Requires Minimal Proximal Carpal Row Motion in Vivo Paper 373 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2006 Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois March 23, 2006
      • CME Activitities: Where are we now and where should we go? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors’ Meeting Chicago, Illinois November 30, 2006
      • What’s New and Works in the Management of Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions: Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2007 Annual Meeting San Diego, California February 16, 2007
      • Physician Extenders in the Hand Surgery Office Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand: A Comprehensive Review Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 24, 2007
      • Hand Fractures: Evaluation and Management Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand: A Comprehensive Review Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 25, 2007
      • Suspensionplasties Surgery and Rehabiliation of the Hand: A Comprehensive Review Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 25, 2007
      • Moderator – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Problems Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand: A Comprehensive Review Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 26, 2007
      • Case Presentations: Office Disasters Surgery and Rehabiliation of the Hand: A Comprehensive Review Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 26, 2007
      • Dupuytren’s Contracture Department of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds Rhode Island Hospital April 11, 2007
      • Dupuytren’s Disease Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center April 18, 2007
      • Dupuytren’s Contracture Dupuytren’s Learning Channel Meniscus Learning Systems Participants: Edward Akelman, Rod Hentz, Lawrence Hirst May 30, 2007
      • Compression Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity The John E. Donley Rehabilitation Center Providence, Rhode Island June 20, 2007
      • Course Chairman, AAOS Top Ten Orthopaedic Controversies New York, New York September 8, 2007
      • Evidence Based Treatment of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Faculty presentation at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Seattle, Washington September 28, 2007
      • Three Dimensional Carpal Kinematics after Carpal Tunnel Release Paper Presentation 16, 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Seattle, Washington September 28, 2007
      • Simulated Radioscapholunate Fusion Alters Lunotriquetral and Midcarpal Kinematics Paper Presentation 28, 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Seattle, Washington September 28, 2007
      • Levels of Evidence in Teaching New Technologies, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Orthopaedic CME Summit Chicago, Illinois, November 16, 2007
      • New AAOS Educational Effectiveness Initiatives – New, Methods of CME Evaluation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Orthopaedic CME Summit, Chicago, Illinois, November 16, 2007
      • Teaching the Teachers – New Teaching Methodologies for CME, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Orthopaedic CME Summit, Chicago, Illinois, November 16, 2007
      • What’s New and Works in the Management of Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions: Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 75th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 6, 2008
      • Elongation of the Extrinsic Radiocarpal Ligaments of a Subject-Specific Kinematically Driven, Articular Model of the Carpus During Wrist Flexion Extension. Poster Sessions, No. 362 Orthopaedic Research Socieyt 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 2-5, 2008
      • Simulated Radioscapholunate Fusion Alters Carpal Kinematics While Preserving Dart Thrower’s Motion., Poster Sessions, No. 366 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 75th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 6-8, 2008
      • Elongation of the Extrinsic Radiocarpal Ligaments, Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, Rhode Island, June 3, 2008
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neurology Grand Rounds, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, July 23, 2008
      • Future Directions of the Orthopaedic Learning Center, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, September 12, 2008
      • Fluoroscopic Evaluation of Intra-Articular Screw Placement During Locked Volar Plating of the Distal Radius Paper 13, American Society for Surgery of the Hand 63rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, September 18, 2008
      • Dupuytren’s Disease, Orthopedic Grand Rounds, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 8, 2008
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:What you need to know in 20 Minutes, Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Lifespan, Providence, Rhode Island, November 21, 2008
      • arpal Tunnel Release Alters Three-Dimensional Carpal Kinematics During Wrist Flexion and Extension Poster Session, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 76th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 25, 2009
      • What’s New and Works in the Management of Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions: Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls. Instructional Course Lecture American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 76th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 25, 2009
      • Utility of MRIs Obtained Prior to Evaluation by The Hand Surgeon Podium Session / Paper No. 129, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 76th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 25, 2009
      • State of the Art Treatment of Dupuytren’s 2009, Grand Rounds Conference, Duke University Medical Center, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Durham, North Carolina, March 4, 2009
      • Rainbow MJ, Crisco JJ, Moore DM, Akelman E, Wolfe SW: Elongations of the Dorsal Carpal Ligaments throughout the Range of Wrist Motion Computed with In Vivo Bone Kinematics and a Fiber Wrapping Algorithm. Orthopaedic Research Society 55th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, Poster Presentation, February 23-24, 2009
      • hree Dimensional Carpal Kinematics after Carpal Tunnel Release, Orthopaedic Research Society 55th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, Poster Presentation, February 23-24, 2009
      • Leventhal EL, Moore DC, Akelman E, Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ: Midcarpal Joint Motion Dominates Carpal Motion During a Simulated Hammering Task. Orthopaedic Research Society 55th Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation, February 23-24, 2009
      • Leventhal EL, Moore DC, Akelman E, Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ: Wrist Distraction Results in Changes at the Radiocarpal and Midcarpal Joints. Orthopaedic Research Society 55th Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation, February 23-24, 2009
      • Update on Xiaflex in Treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease. Littler-Eaton Fellowship Program, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York, April 25, 2009
      • Instructional Course Lecture: Dupuytren’s Disease, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 4, 2009
      • Moderator: Elbow Session Top Orthopaedic Controversies, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New York, New York, September 26, 2009
      • Distal Radius Fractures: ORIF vs. External Fixation; New Implants, Top Orthopaedic Controversies American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New York, New York, September 26, 2009
      • New Concepts in the Treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease, Boston University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1, 2009
      • Compressive Neuropathies, Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, Warwick, Rhode Island, November 6, 2009

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