This educational session includes information about the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hand and thumb, as well as some discussion of the x-ray and microscopic findings often seen in this disease.  It also addresses non-surgical and surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis of the hand. 

Attendee Takeaways:
  • Non-surgical treatments are available to manage OA of the hand/thumb.
  • Recovery from arthritis surgery continues to become easier and quicker.
  • Results are lasting 20+ years, making surgery a good option for younger and younger patients.
  • As great at the results are, all non-operative treatments should be tried first.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone affected by arthritis of the hand and/or thumb; or interested in learning more about OA and its treatment – patients, family members, caregivers and health care professionals.

Webinar Information
Date Presented:
July 16, 2013 6:30 PM Eastern
Length:
1 hour
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Gain the Upper Hand - Learn All You Need to Know about Hand and Thumb Arthritis
Michael Hausman, MD 

Dr. Hausman is the Robert K. Lippmann Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai. Dr. Hausman received his undergraduate degree and medical degrees, cum laude, from Yale University, interned in general surgery at the University of Colorado and returned to Yale for his orthopedic residency. He then received subspecialty training in Hand Surgery with the prestigious fellowship of Drs. J. William Littler and Richard Eaton in New York.

Dr. Hausman is an internationally recognized upper extremity surgeon who treats disorders of the hand, elbow, shoulder and peripheral nerves. Dr. Hausman also performs microsurgical reconstruction of congenital, trauma, burn and neoplastic conditions throughout the body. He has pioneered the use of arthroscopy for treating pediatric elbow deformities and adult fractures and dislocations and has been invited to lecture on these topics throughout the world. He has also served as Chairman and Director and faculty for international courses in elbow arthroscopy and reconstruction in America, Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Dr. Hausman has also devised new and novel treatments for conditions of the wrist and reconstruction of injured peripheral nerves as well as common conditions, such as tennis elbow. He has published over 100 articles about these treatments, as well as his research about the regulation of bone growth and about nerve injury.

Dr. Hausman is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has the additional certification in surgery of the hand, a rigorous, additional qualification for subspecialists. He has served on the board of directors of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and serves Mount Sinai in a variety of capacities, including chairman of the Professionalism Committee of the Faculty Council. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Castle Connelley and New York Magazine have recognized him as one of the nation’s and City’s top doctors. He resides in New York with his wife and three children and enjoys cycling, reading and music.
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