Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Hand Surgery Fellowship Research


This program strongly encourages research activity. Research may involve direct participation in clinical or anatomic projects, helping with writing book chapters, or technical articles, and case reviews.

A research project is required of all hand fellows before completion of the fellowship. The research manuscript must be completed and acceptable for submission to a journal for publication. Fellows are required to prepare and make a formal presentation to the orthopedic faculty at the Scientific Program each year.



  1. Trost J, Abu-Ghname A, Davis, MJ, Maricevich, RS, Pederson, WC, and Maricevich, M Arteriovenous Malformations of the Hand:  Optimizing Outcomes with Palmar Arch Reconstruction, Plas Reconstr Surg  150(5):1059-1069, 2022.  PMID 35998124
  2. Wagner, R, Yang, J, Pederson, WC, and Izaddoost, S. Free latissimus dorsi flap for upper extremity reconstruction in a 9 month-old. Case Reports Plast Surg Hand Surg 2:8(1):105-109, Jul 2021  PMID:34263010
  3. Pederson, WC, Phillips, W, Jalalabadi, F, White, LE, and Reece, EP. Sirenomelia:  Review of a rare syndrome with case report, review of anatomy, and thoughts on management. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 150(6): 1321-1331, 2022. PMID: 36126198 
  4. Raj V, Koshy JBell BPederson, WC, and Reece, EM. Operative pediatric hand infections:  A retrospective review. J Pediatr Orthop 2021 May 13. PMID: 33999563.
  5. Pederson, WC, Killion, E, and White L. Reconstruction of a portion of the articular surface of the distal radius with a vascularized osteochondral graft from the proximal phalanx of the great toe. J Hand Surgery Global Online May 3, 2021.  PMID:35415553
  6. Kaplan, J, Wagner, R, White, LE, Pederson, WC, Recurrent Brachial Artery Aneurysm Repair in a Child Managed with Gore-Tex Conduit Reinforcement, J Vasc Surg Caese InnovTech 7(2):295-297, 2021. PMID 33997577
  7. Colen, DL, Kania, KE, Levin, LS, Reece, EM, Pederson, WC, Innocenti, M, and Kovach, SJ. The medial femoral condyle flap in the pediatric patient. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  147: 613e, 2021. PMID 33775035
  8. Abu-Ghname, A, Luu, BC, Trost, J, Davis, M, Pederson, WC, Maricevich, R, and Maricevich, M. The Challenges of Upper Extremity Intramuscular Hemangioma: a Case Study and Systematic Review, Plast Reconstr Surg 150(2):367-376, 2022.. PMID: 35671450
  9. Larkins, CG, Tannan, S., Burkett, AE, Mithani, S. Srinivasan, R, and Pederson, W.C.Autologous Osteoligamentous Reconstruction of Scaphoid Proximal Pole with Metatarsal Head and Collateral Ligament – Cadaver Anatomic Description of Novel Surgical Technique.  Hand (N.Y.) 2020 Jan 22:15589. PMID: 31965865
  10. Srinivasan, R.C., Pederson, W.C., Morrey, B.F.  Distal Biceps Tendon Repair and Reconstruction.  J Hand Surg 45:48-56, 2020. PMID: 31901332
  11. Grome, L, Koshy, J, Schultz, K, Bell, B., Reece, E, and Pederson, WC.  The Epidemiology of Operative Pediatric Hand Trauma: A Retrospective Chart Review.  Hand (NY) 2019 Dec 17:1558944719893037.  PMID: 31847596
  12. Dibbs, R, Grome, L, and Pederson, WC. Free Tissue Transfer for Upper Extremity Reconstruction, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, Ducic, Y (ed), 33(1):17-23, 2019. PMID: 30863208
  13. Covelli, j, Schallert, EK, Kan, JH, and Pederson, WC  Hamate-pisiform coalition complicated by fracture in a pediatric patient. Radiol Case Rep 13(6):1163, 2018. PMID: 30233751


  1. Adindu E, Head B, Bell B. The Effect of Joining the ASSH Hand Trauma Center Network on the Volume and Severity of Pediatric Hand Trauma Transfers. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2023 Jul 22
  2. Chhabra B, Phillips T, Mitchell T, Gattu N, Ezeokoli E, Bell B. Pediatric Hand and Wrist Fractures in Osteogenesis Imperfecta: An Analysis of Incidence, Patient-Specific Risk Factors, and Fracture-Specific Characteristics. J Pediatr Orthop. 2023 (Online ahead of print)
  3. Bratsman A, Cano M, Phillips T, Schallert E, Bell B. Surgical Excision versus Ultrasound-Guided Treatment of Symptomatic Wrist Ganglia in Pediatric Patients. JPOSNA. 2023 Feb 1.
  4. Dibbs RP, Mitchell TW, Baumgartner RE, Koshy JCBell BR. Complication rates in patients with classic and radiographic variants of Seymour fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. Online only. 2022 Nov 28. 
  5. Sheth M, Mitchell SBell B, Wu C. Essex-Lopresti Lesions and Longitudinal Radioulnar Instability: A Narrative Review. JBJS Reviews. 2022 Mar 3;10(3).
  6. Grome L, Raj S, Abu-Ghname A, Bell B, Reece E, PedersonW, Koshy J. Operative Pediatric Infections: A Retrospective Review. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 May 13
  7. Sharareh B, Hicks J, Castro E, Bell B. Neuromuscular Choristoma Variant in the Forearm Presenting as a Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Jan-Mar;10(1):e0525. 
  8. Koshy JC, Grome LJ, Schultz K, Bell B, Reece E, Pederson WC. The Epidemiology of Operative Pediatric Hand Trauma: A Retrospective Chart Review. Hand (N Y). 2019 Dec Online ahead of print.
  9. Koshy JBell B. Hand Infections. J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Jan;44(1):46-54
  10. Ditzler MG, Kan JH, Artunduaga M, Jadhav SP, Bell BR, Zhang W, Orth RC. Modified Friedman technique: a new proposed method of measuring glenoid version in the setting of glenohumeral dysplasia. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Nove;48(12): 1779-85


  1. Ghali, A, Venugopal V, Montgomery N, Cornaghie M, Ghilzai U, Batiste A, Mitchell S, Dawson JR.  Infectious profiles in Civilian Gunshot Associated Long Bone Fractures.  Int Orthop. 2023 Jun 19. doi: 10.1007/s00264-023-05870-2. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37336798.
  2. Momtaz D, Ahmad F, Cushing T, Gonuguntla R, Ghali A, Jabin M, Miggins J, Mitchell S.  Radiocapitellar Arthroplasty: Systematic review.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty.  2023 Jan 26;7. PMID: 36727141
  3. Mitchell TW, Mitchell SA, Wu C.  Radial collateral ligament injuries of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.  Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine.  Published online Oct 28, 2022. DOI: 10.1007/s12178-022-09805-z. PMID: 36303098
  4. Sheth M, Taylor T, Price, M, Mitchell SA. Outcomes of elbow fracture-dislocations treated with and without an Internal Joint Stabilizer (IJS-E): A retrospective cohort study.  Shoulder & Elbow.  Published online, March 21, 2022. doi: 10.1177/17585732221088290. 
  5. Binz DD, Mitchell TW, Mitchell SA.  Accuracy and Safety of Non-Image Guided Trigger Finger Injections: A Cadaveric Study.  Hand (NY). 2022 Jun 3:15589447221093676. doi: 10.1177/15589447221093676. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 35656857
  6. Sheth M, Mitchell SA, Bell B, Wu C. Essex-Lopresti lesions and longitudinal radioulnar instability: a narrative review.  JBJS Reviews. 2022 Mar 3;10(3).  PMID: 35263316 
  7. Vanorny D, Price M, Mitchell SA, Wu C.  Hamate body fractures: A comprehensive review of the literature.  Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2021 Dec; 14(6):475-84.  PMID 34932201.
  8. Sheth MM, Price MB, Mitchell SA. Novel Use of a Medially Applied Internal Joint Stabilizer for Recurrent Elbow Instability After a Terrible Triad.  JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Apr 8;11(2). doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.20.00725.  PMID: 33830959.
  9. Sharareh B and Mitchell SA.  Radiographic outcomes of dorsal spanning plate fixation for treatment of comminuted distal radius fractures in non-elderly patients.  Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online.  2020 March; 2(2): 94-101.  PMID 35415482
  10. El Naga AN, Jordan ME, Netscher DT, Adams, BD, Mitchell SA.  Reliability of the dorsal tangential view in assessment of distal radioulnar joint reduction in the neutral, pronated, and supinated positions in a cadaver model.  Journal of Hand Surgery.  2020 Apr;45(4):359.e1-359.e8. Epub 2019 Sep 17. PMID: 31537400.
  11. Walker M, Sharareh B, Mitchell SA.  Masquelet reconstruction for posttraumatic segmental bone defects in the forearm.  Journal of Hand Surgery.  2019 April;44(4): 342.e1–342.e8. PMID: 30146386. 


  1. Amin TJ, Hendrick RNetscher DT.  The dorsal aponeurosis of the thumb.  J Hand Surg 2018; 43 (6): 567.e1 – e7.
  2. Bernstein DT, Alexander JJ, Petersen NJ, Lambert BS, Noble PC, Netscher DT. The impact of suture caliber and looped configurations on suture tendon interface in Zone 2 flexor tendon repair. J Hand Surg 2019; 44A: 156, E1-E8
  3. Berstein DT, Linnell JD, Pettersen NJ, Netscher DT.  Correlation of Lateral wrist radiograph to ulnar variance: A cadaveric study. J Hand Surg 2018; 43A: 951 e9
  4. Jordan M, El Naga A, Mitchell S, Adams B, Netscher DT. Assessment of distal radioulnar joint reduction with the dorsal tangential view in the neutral, pronated and supinated positions. J Hand Surg 2019; 43A
  5. Bernstein DT, Gonzalez MA, Hendrick RG, Petersen NJ, Nolla  JM, Netscher DT. Impact of septated first dorsal compartments on symptomatic de Quervain disease. Plast Reconstr Surg; 2019, 144: 389-393
  6. El Naga AN, Jordan MENetscher DT, Adams BD, Mitchell SA. Reliability of the dorsal tangential view in assessment of distal radioulnar joint reduction in the neutral, pronated and supinated positions in a cadaver model. J Hand Surg.45A:359,2020
  7. Grome L.J., Agrawal NA, Wang E., Netscher DT. Targeted muscle reinnervation for symptomatic neuromas utilizing the terminal anterior interosseous nerve. Plast Reconstr Surg Global, 2020. Published online. 8: e2979. PMID 32802671
  8. Nicolescu R, Agrawal N, Petit RW, Netscher DT. Recurrent Schwamomatosis of the hand. Hand 15: 732-738, 2020. PMID 31948274
  9. Wagner RD, Carr LNetscher DT.  Current indications for abdominal based flaps in hand and forearm reconstruction. Injury 51: 2916-2921, 2020. PMID 32151424
  10. Bernstein DT, Alexander JJ, Peterson NJ, Lanhert BS, Noble PC, Netscher DT. The impact of suture caliber and looped configurations on the suture-tendon interface in Zone 11 flexor tendon repair J Hand Surg. 44: 156. El – 8, 2019, PMID 29891271
  11. Lekic N, Scheker L, Netscher D.  Secondary management of nonnail perionychial deformities: Restoring aesthetic and functional subunits. Hand Clin. 37: 77-96, 2021
  12. Meyerson J, Liechty A, Shields T, Netscher DT. A National Survey of Hand Surgeons: Understanding Rural Landscape. Publication in HAND. September 16, 2021
  13. Netscher DWu-Fienberg Y. Discussion: An outcomes study of proximal interphalangeal joint silicone implant arthroplasty using the volar approach.  Plast Reconstr Surg 150: 352-355, 2022
  14. Netscher D.T. Agrawal. N, Fiore N. Hand Surgery ( CHP 74) In Sabiston Textbook of Surgery ( 21st Ed) CM Townsend, R Beauchamp, M Evers, K Mattox ( eds), Elseivier, Philadelphia, 2021
  15. Netscher D.T., Nguyen JLKuhlmon-Wood. K, Tenolysis following injury and repair of digital flexor tendons ( chp 54), In Operative techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery ( 3rd Ed) Wiesel S, Albert T ( Eds. Wolters Kluver, Philadelphia 2021
  16. Netscher D.T., Kusic J. Staged digital flexor tendon reconstruction ) Chp 55) In Operative techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery ( 3rd Ed) Wiesel S, Albert T ( Eds. Wolters Kluver, Philadelphia 2021