At the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, we specialize in
the care of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Our team includes
surgeons from Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery, as well as a dedicated clinical support staff.
The faculty of the Hand and Upper Limb Center are active in clinical
and basic science research. With the assistance of postdoctoral
scholars, Residents, and other research staff, they further the
knowledge of the field. Our researchers participate regularly in
professional organizations focusing on the study of the hand and upper
limb, and every year our faculty and their students present on and
publish their findings.
Ongoing research projects at the Hand and Upper Limb Center
James Chang, MD
Optimization of human tendon engineering using
Outcomes analysis of complex microsurgical
Financial impact of a complex reconstruction
Use of CT angiography in upper extremity
Tissue engineering of flexor tendons using
Emilie Cheung, MD
Periprosthetic bone mass after shoulder arthroplasty
3D shoulder kinematics after shoulder arthroplasty
Patient adherence to postoperative restrictions and related
outcomes after rotator cuff repair
perioperative wound complications about the elbow
Catherine Curtin, MD
Long-term effects of PTSD after mutilating hand injuries
Upper limb morbididty in people with spinal cord injury an
Role of shoulder surgery in spinal cord
Vincent R. Hentz, MD
Multicenter trial to improve grasp in tetraplegia
Injectable enzymatic treatment of Dupuytren's contractures
Scleroderma seriously restricted blood flow to Melissa Warde’s fingers. Delicate microsurgery by a Stanford microvascular surgeon allowed her to avoid amputation.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
We share your goal of providing the best possible care and
coordination of care for your patients. While patients are welcome to
contact our clinic directly, we also encourage communication between
our surgeons and referring physicians. Throughout and after their
treatment at Stanford, it is important that patients maintain close
contact with their primary care and referring physicians.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services
to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and
news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs
and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
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