74 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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    • 5.0 • 102 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 Radial Tunnel Syndrome: Myth or Reality

    Chuck and Chris Talk Radial Tunnel Syndrome: Myth or Reality

    Episode 23, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris discuss radial tunnel syndrome.  They both believe in the diagnosis although find it uncommon.  We discuss diagnosis, conservative care and surgery.

    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.

    Survey Link:
    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

    • 38 min
    Interview 13: Chuck and Chris Welcome Mark Halstead, Peds Sports Medicine Physician

    Interview 13: Chuck and Chris Welcome Mark Halstead, Peds Sports Medicine Physician

    Episode 22, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris welcome noted pediatric sports medicine physician, Mark Halstead.  Mark has great experience caring for athletes at every level and we spend our talking youth sports, return to play, family dynamics and even pitch counts.  Mark shares pearls on many levels and explains why the athletic trainer relationships are so important.


    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.

    Survey Link:
    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

    • 35 min
    Lumps & Bumps: more fun than you thought!

    Lumps & Bumps: more fun than you thought!

    Episode 21, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris talk lumps and bumps, specifically ganglion cysts.  While the topic may seem mundane, the banter is decidedly not.  Join us and learn about Chris' PTSD and Chuck thermal approach.  A few citations are relavent.

    Gross and Gelberman Metacarpal Rotational Osteotomy,  J Hand Surg 1985 10: 105-8

    Balazs, Donohue, Drake, et al.  Outcomes of Open DWG excision in active- duty military personnel.  J Hand Surg 2015  40: 1739- 47

    Gelberman and Blasingame The Timed Allen Test.  J Trauma 1981 21:477-9


    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.

    Survey Link:
    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

    • 32 min
    Chuck and Chris talk a new reality for 2021: The Hybrid Meeting with pearls for success

    Chuck and Chris talk a new reality for 2021: The Hybrid Meeting with pearls for success

    Episode 20, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris talk a reality of 2021: hybrid meetings.  We discuss current meetings and how the format might evolve.  And we discuss tips from a recent HBR article:  "How to Nail a Hybrid Presentation' by Sasrah Gershman and Rae Ringer.

    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.

    Survey Link:
    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

    • 28 min
    Deep Dives on Surgical Technique: Cubital Tunnel Decompression

    Deep Dives on Surgical Technique: Cubital Tunnel Decompression

    Episode 19, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris continue the new segment: deep dives on surgical technique.  We continue with another key procedure- the cubital tunnel decompression.  The focus is the exact technique that we use, from skin incision to treatment of the nerve to handling of the FCU.

    Let us know if you like this segment and we welcome suggestions on other procedures to dive into.

    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.

    Survey Link:
    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

    • 36 min
    Interview 12: Chuck, Chris, & Rob Kamal discuss the new CPG on distal radius fractures

    Interview 12: Chuck, Chris, & Rob Kamal discuss the new CPG on distal radius fractures

    Episode 18, Season 2.   Chuck and Chris welcome Rob Kamal from Stanford to discuss distal radius fractures, the new Clinical Practice Guideline(CPG) on distal radius fracture, and quality in outcomes.    We do focus to unwind the CPG and highlight key points with Dr. Kamal who led this effort of the AAOS and ASSH.

    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.

    Survey Link:
    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

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

mcheckr1 ,

Makes the commute worth while

Hey guys,
I’m an Occupational Therapist, CHT in Green Bay WI. I took a new position 6 months ago with a longer commute 3 days a week and your podcasts have made it so much more worthwhile. I truly enjoy the variety of topics, good humor and up to date research in our world of hand surgery and therapy. Keep up the good work.
Hum question for Chuck, Chris feel free to answer too. What is the most important thing hand therapists need to do working with hand surgeons?

Thanks again
Megan

ETCalvert ,

Two thumbs up

Such a great idea to listen and learn with a conversational tone. And totally entertaining!

CNelson1429 ,

Incredible Resource!

Incredible resource for surgeons, therapist and patients. As a young hand surgeon, I have found these to be a valuable tool in my continuing education. I truly look forward to my commute so I can catch another episode!
- Clayton Nelson, MD

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