Hand and Upper Extremity Research

large_handresearch.jpgThe Vanderbilt Hand & Upper Extremity Research Program is dedicated to improving patient care through clinical and academic research.  Our goal is to add clinically relevant information related to hand and upper extremity conditions to the medical literature by way of clinical trials, biomechanical studies, and case reviews.

Our research team includes four nationally published orthopaedic surgeons with over 55 years combined experience in hand and upper extremity orthopaedic surgery.

Books

shouldersurgerybook.jpgEdited By Donald H. Lee, MD and Robert J. Neviaser, MD
Published By: Elsevier

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery-a title in the Operative Techniques series-offers you the step-by-step guidance you need-on SLAP reconstruction, total shoulder arthroplasty, humerus fractures, and more-from experts Donald Lee and Robert Neviaser. Perform all of the latest and best techniques in this specialty thanks to large, full-color intraoperative photos, detailed illustrations, a dedicated website, and a companion DVD with procedural videos. More Information

TotalElbowArthroplastycover.jpgEdited by Donald Lee, MD
Published by: American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, as with other surgical procedures, is an ever-evolving process. The purpose of the Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty publications is to provide an overview of the current state of shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. Both books are similarly structured and provide a historical review of past implants; pertinent surgical anatomy, indications, and approaches; currently available implants, surgical techniques, and rehabilitation; and finally, the results and complications of shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. Hopefully, these detailed insights will afford the reader a better understanding of the current state of shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. More information

TotalShoulderArthroplastyCover.jpgEdited by Donald Lee, MD
Published by: American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, as with other surgical procedures, is an ever-evolving process. The purpose of the Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty publications is to provide an overview of the current state of shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. Both books are similarly structured and provide a historical review of past implants; pertinent surgical anatomy, indications, and approaches; currently available implants, surgical techniques, and rehabilitation; and finally, the results and complications of shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. Hopefully, these detailed insights will afford the reader a better understanding of the current state of shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. More information

Hand and Upper Extremity Research Team

  • Douglas R. Weikert, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute, Vanderbilt Orthopaedics at Cool Springs

  • Donald H. Lee, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Academic and Hand Fellowship Director
    Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute

  • Mihir J. Desai, MD

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute

  • Julie Daniels, CCRP

    Research Coordinator II