126 episodes

The Upper Hand Podcast feature Charles Goldfarb and Chris Dy from Washington University Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Our weekly podcast will discuss all things hand surgery, from the technical aspects of what we do (diagnosis, treatment) to our more personal approaches to events and opportunities that hand surgeons experience. We welcome feedback and audience engagement. We are grateful for the muscial contribution of @iamPeterMartin.

The Upper Hand: Chuck & Chris Talk Hand Surgery Chuck and Chris

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    • 4.9 • 134 Ratings

The Upper Hand Podcast feature Charles Goldfarb and Chris Dy from Washington University Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Our weekly podcast will discuss all things hand surgery, from the technical aspects of what we do (diagnosis, treatment) to our more personal approaches to events and opportunities that hand surgeons experience. We welcome feedback and audience engagement. We are grateful for the muscial contribution of @iamPeterMartin.

    Chuck and Chris Talk Hand Surgery Social Media Across the World

    Chuck and Chris Talk Hand Surgery Social Media Across the World

    Season 3, Episode 24.  Chuck and Chris on the road again.  This time in Providence, Rhode Island for the AOA Annual Meeting.  We share a few cases and then share a few more social media insights we learned while in London.  Simply put, there is  amazing and impactful social media activity taking place across the world in hand surgery!


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    As always, thanks to @iampetermartin for the amazing introduction and conclusion music.
    theupperhandpodcast.wustl.edu.  And thanks to Eric Zhu, aspiring physician and podcast intern.

    • 21 min
    Live with Chuck and Chris from London at IFSSH

    Live with Chuck and Chris from London at IFSSH

    Season 3, Episode 23.  Chuck and Chris host a live podcast in London during the IFSSH meeting.  We tried some new technology and learned a lot!  Great audience (that we need to involve even more next time).  Presented a few cases with good discussion.  Many esteemed guests including Terry Light, Jeff Steppan, Wee Lam, and many others!


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    As always, thanks to @iampetermartin for the amazing introduction and conclusion music.
    theupperhandpodcast.wustl.edu.  And thanks to Eric Zhu, aspiring physician and podcast intern.

    • 36 min
    Chuck, Chris, and Macy Discuss the Thumb CMC Joint, Part 2

    Chuck, Chris, and Macy Discuss the Thumb CMC Joint, Part 2

    Season 3, Episode 22.  Chuck and Chris welcome hand therapist Macy Stoner back to the show to continue the CMC joint discussion.  Macy shares her thoughts on the role and specific modalities for nonsurgical care as well as thoughts on recovery post CMC arthroplasty.

    Article referenced: Outcome of a Hand Orthosis and Hand Therapy for Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis in Daily Practice: A Prospective Cohort Study.
    Tsehaie J, Spekreijse KR, Wouters RM, Slijper HP, Feitz R, Hovius SER, Selles RW.
    J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Nov;43(11):1000-1009.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.04.014.
    PMID: 29776723

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    As always, thanks to @iampetermartin for the amazing introduction and conclusion music.
    theupperhandpodcast.wustl.edu.  And thanks to Eric Zhu, aspiring physician and podcast intern.

    • 34 min
    Chuck, Chris, and Macy Discuss the Thumb CMC Joint, Part 1

    Chuck, Chris, and Macy Discuss the Thumb CMC Joint, Part 1

    Season 3, Episode 21.  Chuck and Chris welcome hand therapist Macy Stoner back to the show to discuss the CMC joint.  Macy shares her thoughts on the role and specific modalities for nonsurgical care as well as thoughts on recovery post CMC arthroplasty.

    Article referenced: Outcome of a Hand Orthosis and Hand Therapy for Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis in Daily Practice: A Prospective Cohort Study.
    Tsehaie J, Spekreijse KR, Wouters RM, Slijper HP, Feitz R, Hovius SER, Selles RW.
    J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Nov;43(11):1000-1009.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.04.014.
    PMID: 29776723

    We plan a newsletter launch soon.  Subscribe here:  https://wustl.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c6fe13919f69cbe248767c4e8&id=10e0c1dd85 

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    Help Chuck and Chris understand better what you like and what we can improve.  And be entered for drawing to win a mug!  https://bit.ly/349aUvz

    As always, thanks to @iampetermartin for the amazing introduction and conclusion music.
    theupperhandpodcast.wustl.edu.  And thanks to Eric Zhu, aspiring physician and podcast intern.

    • 28 min
    Chuck and Chris discuss the ASSH Annual Meeting with Glenn Gaston and Peter Rhee

    Chuck and Chris discuss the ASSH Annual Meeting with Glenn Gaston and Peter Rhee

    Season 3, Episode 20.  Chuck and Chris welcome ASSH Annual Meeting 2022 Chairs Glenn Gaston and Peter Rhee.  We discuss the September/ October meeting including all the planning and work that goes into the final product.  We discuss highlights of what we expect to be a fantastic meeting in Boston!

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    Help Chuck and Chris understand better what you like and what we can improve.  And be entered for drawing to win a mug!  https://bit.ly/349aUvz

    As always, thanks to @iampetermartin for the amazing introduction and conclusion music.
    theupperhandpodcast.wustl.edu.  And thanks to Eric Zhu, aspiring physician and podcast intern.

    • 29 min
    Chuck and Chris Discuss the Challenging Clinic Patient

    Chuck and Chris Discuss the Challenging Clinic Patient

    Season 3, Episode 19.  Chuck and Chris discuss a listener submitted question on the difficult patient.  How to best handle a challenging patient in the clinic.  We share our tips and pearls together with the reality of modern medicine.

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    As always, thanks to @iampetermartin for the amazing introduction and conclusion music.
    theupperhandpodcast.wustl.edu.  And thanks to Eric Zhu, aspiring physician and podcast intern.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Joe Basante ,

Love the podcast!

I’m an OT/CHT in NJ. Your podcast is my “go to” for both hand surgery/ therapy topics and for entertaining banter! I love how you collaborate with your hand therapists and how much value you place in their experience and expertise. Both Dr. Goldfarb and Dr. Dy are unquestioned experts in their disciplines yet present complex material in a understandable and relatable manner!

Thanks for all you do!

Joe Basante OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Rothman Institute
Adjunct Professor of Occupational Therapy Stockton University of NJ

A gaston ,

Amazing Learning Opportunity

Thank you Dr. Goldfarb and Dr. Dy! I LOVE your podcast. I am a new CHT in Chicago, and I am always trying to learn more about various treatment options for hand conditions, surgical techniques, and how to best serve my patients. You both share so much insight in a way that keeps me entertained and informed! This podcast is a fabulous resource, and I appreciate your time spent recording this information! You two rock!

WyoLaura ,

Such an easy listen!

I’ve truly enjoyed you’re podcast! I’ve learned so much from it and find other podcast related to my CHT career rather dry. Thank you for the great work!

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