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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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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 on the Radial Nerve. Part I

    Chuck and Chris on the Radial Nerve. Part I

    Season 3, Episode 46.  Chuck and Chris  begin the first of a 4 part segment on radial nerve palsy.  In this podcast, we discuss diagnosis, evaluation, and initial management of patients with radial nerve palsy.  We plan episodes on tendon transfer, nerve transfer, and therapy in this population.  Note- we apologize for some background noise (kids).


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    • 26 min
    Chuck and Chris discuss marketing and competition in healthcare

    Chuck and Chris discuss marketing and competition in healthcare

    Season 3, Episode 45.  Chuck and Chris  talk about a new HBR article by Bill Taylor, "Your Competitors Aren’t Always Who You Think They Are".  We explore what this means in healthcare and how we can optimize the patient experience.

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    • 24 min
    Chuck and Chris Talk Mission Trips

    Chuck and Chris Talk Mission Trips

    Season 3, Episode 44.  Chuck and Chris  talk international 'mission' trips with Chuck's trip to St Vincent with the World Pediatric Project just finished.  Grateful to supporters including the Touching Hands of the ASSH and Orthopediatrics as well.  Hear more on thoughts on what makes a great team and a successful trip.

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    • 21 min
    Chuck and Chris share Current Strategies for Dupuytrens,

    Chuck and Chris share Current Strategies for Dupuytrens,

    Season 3, Episode 43.  Chuck and Chris  discuss their current strategies in treating Dupuytrens disease.  In an update from our previous Charlie Eaton interview , we describe our indications, treatment strategies, and outcomes with various procedures.  We focus on open fasciectomy and needle aponeurotomy.

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    Interviews and Amputations

    Interviews and Amputations

    Season 3, Episode 42.  Chuck and Chris  talk about two topics, completely unrelated!  First, we discuss an important reader- submitted comment regarding fellowship interviews.  And second, we discuss how we handle the common issue of finger injuries and potential amputations.

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    Chuck and Chris Talk Common Peroneal Nerve

    Chuck and Chris Talk Common Peroneal Nerve

    Season 3, Episode 39.  Chuck and Chris  talk about Chris' favorite topic, NERVE!  Today we discuss the common peroneal nerve. We discusse how patients come to us, how we assess preoperatively including workup, and the surgery- common peroneal nerve decompression.  

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 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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