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The resident will achieve a detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the upper extremity and will utilize this knowledge in the complete management of the hand, arm, and brachial plexus.
The resident will achieve familiarity with the spectrum of congenital abnormalities of the upper extremity and perform comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and surgical management of such problems.
a. Failure of part formation
b. Failure of differentiation
f. Congenital bands
The resident will understand the principles of diagnosis and treatment of extremity tumors and undertake comprehensive management of a wide variety of such lesions.
a. Vascular tumors
b. Nerve tumors
c. Benign deep soft tissue tumors
d. Malignant deep soft tissue tumors
e. Primary bone tumors
The resident will understand the principles of diagnosis and treatment of extremity trauma and perform comprehensive management of acute injuries and other trauma-related problems of the hand and arm.
a. Skin grafts
b. Local flaps
c. Free tissue transfer
The resident will achieve familiarity with aesthetic and functional problems of the hand and arm, understand the principles of rehabilitation of the upper extremity and the management, including comprehensive rehabilitation of the upper extremity.
a. Arterial thromboses
c. Embolic disorders
d. Arteriovenous fistulae
e. Vasospastic disease
The resident will understand the principles and techniques of upper extremity reconstruction and apply these to a variety of developmental, traumatic, and acquired problems.