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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 bioreactors
Outcomes analysis of complex microsurgical reconstruction
Financial impact of a complex reconstruction center
Use of CT angiography in upper extremity reconstruction
Tissue engineering of flexor tendons using stem cells
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
Management of 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 epidemiologic study
Role of shoulder surgery in spinal cord injury
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.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
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