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Department of

Orthopaedic Surgery

Hand Surgery Division

Orthopaedic residents receive exposure to adult hand surgery during their PGY-3 and PGY-5 years. During the PGY-3 year, the resident works directly with Drs. Stern and Wigton. The resident is expected to learn fundamentals of the hand surgical examination and to carry out basic surgical procedures. The resident is exposed to spectrum of hand disorders including the management of compression neuropathies, hand/wrist fractures and dislocations, inflammatory disorders, tendon injuries, tendinopathies and acquired disorders such as Dupuytren and Kienbock disease. The PGY-3 resident is exposed to the fundamentals of microsurgery in the animal laboratory. In-house call is taken at University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) ever sixth night.

The PGY-5 resident spends 3 days with Dr Stern; divided between the office and OR. He/she also takes primary hand call at UCMC every eighth night. Call is shared with 3 hand fellows.

There are 3 subspecialty conferences per week. These include a Problem Conference on Mondays, Journal Club each Thursday, and a didactic lecture on Friday. The PGY-3 resident gives a ½ hour PowerPoint presentation at the end of the rotation on the topic of his/her choice.

Upon graduation, the resident is expected to be comfortable managing the majority of osseous disorders of the hand and wrist and is familiar with the essentials of management of soft tissue problems.

Faculty of the Hand Surgical Division consist of Phillip Ross, MD, Peter Stern, MD and Michael Wigton, MD.

Why Did Peter Stern, MD, Choose UC?