Rod Hentz

Hand and upper extremity surgeon, Plastic and reconstructive surgeon

Professor of Surgery, Emeritus

Hand and Upper Limb Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-5256
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

  • 1000 Welch Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-7001
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1974) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1973) CA

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1969) CA

Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (1977)

Fellowship: Roosevelt Hospital (1975) NY

Medical Education: University of Florida (1968) FL

The Treatment of Dupuytren Disease
Desai, S. S., & Hentz, V. R. (2011). The Treatment of Dupuytren Disease. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 36A(5), 936-942.

Biceps-to-triceps transfer technique.
Endress, R. D., & Hentz, V. R. (2011). Biceps-to-triceps transfer technique. journal of hand surgery, 36(4), 716-721.

Collagenase clostridium histolyticum for Dupuytren's contracture
Desai, S. S., & Hentz, V. R. (2010). Collagenase clostridium histolyticum for Dupuytren's contracture. EXPERT OPINION ON BIOLOGICAL THERAPY, 10(9), 1395-1404.

Collagenase injection as nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease: 8-year follow-up.
Watt, A. J., Curtin, C. M., & Hentz, V. R. (2010). Collagenase injection as nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease: 8-year follow-up. journal of hand surgery, 35(4), 534-?.

The management of the upper limb in incomplete lesions of the cervical spinal cord
Hentz, V. R., & Leclercq, C. (2008). The management of the upper limb in incomplete lesions of the cervical spinal cord. HAND CLINICS, 24(2), 175-?.

MOC-PS(SM) CME article: self-assessment and performance in practice: the carpal tunnel.
Hentz, V. R., & Lalonde, D. H. (2008). MOC-PS(SM) CME article: self-assessment and performance in practice: the carpal tunnel. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 121(4), 1-10.

Dupuytren's Disease: History, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Shaw, R. B., Chong, A. Ks., Zhang, A., Hentz, V. R., & Chang, J. (2007). Dupuytren's Disease: History, Diagnosis, and Treatment. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 120(3), 44E-54E.

Tumours of the hand
Hsu, C. S., Hentz, V. R., & Yao, J. (2007). Tumours of the hand. LANCET ONCOLOGY, 8(2), 157-166.

Is microsurgical treatment of brachial plexus palsy better than conventional treatment?
Hentz, V. R. (2007). Is microsurgical treatment of brachial plexus palsy better than conventional treatment?. HAND CLINICS, 23(1), 83-?.

Variability in surgical technique for brachioradialis tendon transfer. Evidence and implications.
Murray, W. M., Hentz, V. R., Fridén, J., & Lieber, R. L. (2006). Variability in surgical technique for brachioradialis tendon transfer. Evidence and implications. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 88(9), 2009-2016.

Activation of brachioradialis muscles transferred to restore lateral pinch in tetraplegia
Johanson, A. E., Hentz, V. R., Smaby, N., & Murray, W. A. (2006). Activation of brachioradialis muscles transferred to restore lateral pinch in tetraplegia. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 31A(5), 747-753.

Congenital brachial plexus exploration.
Hentz, V. R. (2004). Congenital brachial plexus exploration. Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery, 8(2), 58-69.

Identification of key pinch forces required to complete functional tasks
Smaby, N., Johanson, M. E., Baker, B., Kenney, D. E., Murray, W. M., & Hentz, V. R. (2004). Identification of key pinch forces required to complete functional tasks. JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, 41(2), 215-223.

Biomechanics of the Steindler flexorplasty surgery: a computer simulation study.
Saul, K. R., Murray, W. M., Hentz, V. R., & Delp, S. L. (2003). Biomechanics of the Steindler flexorplasty surgery: a computer simulation study. journal of hand surgery, 28(6), 979-986.

Three-dimensional hyaluronic acid grafts promote healing and reduce scar formation in skin incision wounds.
Hu, M., Sabelman, E. E., Cao, Y., Chang, J., & Hentz, V. R. (2003). Three-dimensional hyaluronic acid grafts promote healing and reduce scar formation in skin incision wounds. Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 67(1), 586-592.

Injury to the dorsal sensory branch of the ulnar nerve in the arthroscopic repair of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage tears using an inside-out technique: a cadaver study.
McAdams, T. R., & Hentz, V. R. (2002). Injury to the dorsal sensory branch of the ulnar nerve in the arthroscopic repair of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage tears using an inside-out technique: a cadaver study. journal of hand surgery, 27(5), 840-844.

Surgical strategy: matching the patient with the procedure
Hentz, N. R. (2002). Surgical strategy: matching the patient with the procedure. HAND CLINICS, 18(3), 503-?.

Reconstruction of the hand in Apert syndrome: A simplified approach
Chang, J., Danton, T. K., Ladd, A. L., & Hentz, V. R. (2002). Reconstruction of the hand in Apert syndrome: A simplified approach. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 109(2), 465-470.

Gene expression of transforming growth factor beta isoforms in interposition nerve grafting
Karanas, Y. L., Bogdan, M. A., Lineaweaver, W. C., Hentz, V. R., Longaker, M. T., & Chang, J. (2001). Gene expression of transforming growth factor beta isoforms in interposition nerve grafting. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 26A(6), 1082-1087.

Surgeon-patient barrier efficiency monitored with an electronic device in three surgical settings
Hentz, V. R., Stephanides, M., Boraldi, A., Tessari, R., Isani, R., & Traina, G. (2001). Surgeon-patient barrier efficiency monitored with an electronic device in three surgical settings. WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 25(9), 1101-1108.

Improvement of schwann cell attachment and proliferation on modified hyaluronic acid strands by polylysine
Hu, M., Sabelman, E. E., Tsai, C., Tan, J., & Hentz, V. R. (2000). Improvement of schwann cell attachment and proliferation on modified hyaluronic acid strands by polylysine. TISSUE ENGINEERING, 6(6), 585-593.

Hand and wrist injuries in young athletes
Le, T. B., & Hentz, V. R. (2000). Hand and wrist injuries in young athletes. HAND CLINICS, 16(4), 597-?.

Plastic surgeons in American hand surgery: The past, present, and future
Chang, J., Hentz, V. R., & Chase, R. A. (2000). Plastic surgeons in American hand surgery: The past, present, and future. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 106(2), 406-412.

Presidential address: How shall we teach? How shall we learn? Educating hand surgeons in the new millennium.
Hentz, V. R. (2000). Presidential address: How shall we teach? How shall we learn? Educating hand surgeons in the new millennium. journal of hand surgery, 25(4), 608-615.

Polypeptide resurfacing method improves fibroblast's adhesion to hyaluronan strands
Hu, M., Sabelman, E. E., Lai, S., Timek, E. K., Zhang, F., & Lineaweaver, W. C. (1999). Polypeptide resurfacing method improves fibroblast's adhesion to hyaluronan strands. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH, 47(1), 79-84.

Enhancement of axon growth by detergent-extracted nerve grafts
Dumont, C. E., & Hentz, V. R. (1997). Enhancement of axon growth by detergent-extracted nerve grafts. TRANSPLANTATION, 63(9), 1210-1215.

A composite nerve graft system: Extracted rat peripheral nerve injected with cultured Schwann cells
Dumont, C. E., Bolin, L. M., & Hentz, V. R. (1996). A composite nerve graft system: Extracted rat peripheral nerve injected with cultured Schwann cells. MUSCLE & NERVE, 19(1), 97-99.

Surgical reconstruction in tetraplegia. Procedure and Hand Surgery.
Vincent R. Hentz, & Amy Ladd. (1996). Surgical reconstruction in tetraplegia. Procedure and Hand Surgery. -.

The role of microsurgical flap procedure in a medical center. Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2
Lineaweaver WC, Hui K, Ramos D, Hentz VR, Norris M, & Steinberg G. (1995). The role of microsurgical flap procedure in a medical center. Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2. -.

Thumb reconstruction and pollicization by conventional techniques. Mastery of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Vincent R. Hentz. (1994). Thumb reconstruction and pollicization by conventional techniques. Mastery of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. -.

EXTENSOR DIGITI-MINIMI TENDON TRANSFER TO PREVENT RECURRENT ULNAR DRIFT
Pearl, R. M., & Hentz, V. R. (1993). EXTENSOR DIGITI-MINIMI TENDON TRANSFER TO PREVENT RECURRENT ULNAR DRIFT. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 92(3), 507-510.

The nerve gap dilemma: a comparison of nerves repaired end to end under tension with nerve grafts in a primate model.
Hentz, V. R., Rosen, J. M., Xiao, S. J., McGill, K. C., & Abraham, G. (1993). The nerve gap dilemma: a comparison of nerves repaired end to end under tension with nerve grafts in a primate model. journal of hand surgery, 18(3), 417-425.

Reconstruction of brachial plexus injuries. Operative Hand Surgery.
Vincent R. Hentz. (1993). Reconstruction of brachial plexus injuries. Operative Hand Surgery. -.

Rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction of the upper limb in tetraplegia: an update.
Hentz, V. R., House, J., McDowell, C., & Moberg, E. (1992). Rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction of the upper limb in tetraplegia: an update. journal of hand surgery, 17(5), 964-967.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL LEECH TRANSPORTATION
Stephanides, M., Rosen, J. M., Hentz, V. R., & SAMUELS, S. I. (1992). A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL LEECH TRANSPORTATION. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 29(3), 282-283.

BRACHIAL-PLEXUS MICROSURGERY IN CHILDREN
Hentz, V. R., & Meyer, R. D. (1991). BRACHIAL-PLEXUS MICROSURGERY IN CHILDREN. MICROSURGERY, 12(3), 175-185.

Cloward technique for obtaining iliac crest bone graft in hand surgery.
BRODY, G. A., & Hentz, V. R. (1990). Cloward technique for obtaining iliac crest bone graft in hand surgery. journal of hand surgery, 15(1), 181-183.

DIGIT REPLANTATION APPLYING THE LEECH HIRUDO-MEDICINALIS
BRODY, G. A., Maloney, W. J., & Hentz, V. R. (1989). DIGIT REPLANTATION APPLYING THE LEECH HIRUDO-MEDICINALIS. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (245), 133-137.

FASCICULAR TUBULIZATION - A COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENTAL NERVE REPAIR TECHNIQUES IN THE CAT
Rosen, J. M., Pham, H. N., & Hentz, V. R. (1989). FASCICULAR TUBULIZATION - A COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENTAL NERVE REPAIR TECHNIQUES IN THE CAT. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 22(6), 467-478.

EFFECT OF LOW-FREQUENCY LOW-ENERGY PULSING ELECTROMAGNETIC-FIELD (PEMF) ON X-RAY-IRRADIATED MICE
Cadossi, R., Hentz, V. R., Kipp, J., EIVERSON, R., Ceccherelli, G., & Cossarizza, A. (1989). EFFECT OF LOW-FREQUENCY LOW-ENERGY PULSING ELECTROMAGNETIC-FIELD (PEMF) ON X-RAY-IRRADIATED MICE. EXPERIMENTAL HEMATOLOGY, 17(2), 88-95.

AN APPROACH TO MANDIBULAR RECONSTRUCTION
Pearl, R. M., Lepore, V., Hentz, V. R., & SARIG, A. (1988). AN APPROACH TO MANDIBULAR RECONSTRUCTION. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 21(5), 401-417.

SURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN TETRAPLEGIA
Hentz, V. R., Hamlin, C., & KEOSHIAN, L. A. (1988). SURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN TETRAPLEGIA. HAND CLINICS, 4(4), 601-607.

REPETITIVE TRAUMA AND NERVE COMPRESSION
Carragee, E. J., & Hentz, V. R. (1988). REPETITIVE TRAUMA AND NERVE COMPRESSION. ORTHOPEDIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 19(1), 157-164.

THE RESULTS OF MICRONEUROSURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN COMPLETE BRACHIAL-PLEXUS PALSY - ASSESSING OUTCOME AND PREDICTING RESULTS
Hentz, V. R., & NARAKAS, A. (1988). THE RESULTS OF MICRONEUROSURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN COMPLETE BRACHIAL-PLEXUS PALSY - ASSESSING OUTCOME AND PREDICTING RESULTS. ORTHOPEDIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 19(1), 107-114.

THE RADIAL FOREARM FLAP - A VERSATILE SOURCE OF COMPOSITE TISSUE
Hentz, V. R., Pearl, R. M., Grossman, J. Ai., Wood, M. B., & Cooney, W. P. (1987). THE RADIAL FOREARM FLAP - A VERSATILE SOURCE OF COMPOSITE TISSUE. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 19(6), 485-498.

Application of free tissue transfers to the foot.
Hentz, V. R., & Pearl, R. M. (1987). Application of free tissue transfers to the foot. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery, 3(4), 309-320.

IMAGING STUDIES OF THE CADAVER HAND USING TRANSMISSION ULTRASOUND
Hentz, V. R., Green, P. S., & Arditi, M. (1987). IMAGING STUDIES OF THE CADAVER HAND USING TRANSMISSION ULTRASOUND. SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, 16(6), 474-480.