Residents and Fellows Research Night Conference





First place: Validation of the Konnyaku Shirataki Model for Training in Microsurgery
Presenter: Saeed Mohammad, MD
Authors: Saeed Mohammad, MD, I Martin Levy, MD, Regina Hanstein, PhD, Yungtai Lo, PhD
Institution: Albert Einstein
 SECOND PLACE: Is the Dorsal Fiber-splitting Approach to the Wrist Safe? A Kinematic Analysis and Introduction of the Window Approach
Presenter: Kyle W. Morse, MD
Authors: Francois Loisel, MD, Lauren Wessel, MD, Kyle W. Morse, MD, Christian Victoria, MD, Kathleen Meyers, MS, Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Institution: Hospital for Special Surgery
 THIRD PLACE: Biomechanical Study of an Osteochondral Allograft Implant for Treatment of Basal Joint Arthritis
Presenter: Kelly R. Esposito, MD, MBA
Authors:  Seth C. Shoap, BA, BS, Chia H. Wu, MD, MBA, Kelly R. Esposito, MD, MBA, Christina E. Freibott, MPH, Dimitri Skouteris, MD, Linda Effiong, MA, Silvio Torres Betancur, BS, Thomas R. Gardener, MS, Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD
Institution: Columbia University


First place: The Effect of Thenar Flap Length on Degree of Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Flexion During the First Stage of Fingertip Reconstruction
Authors: Karan Desai, MD, David T. W. Chiu, MD 
Institution: NYU Langone
Second place: The Risk of Lymphedema Following Breast Cancer Surgery Should Not Restrict Necessary Hand Surgery Interventions
Authors: Michael J. Fitzgerald, MD, Jesse Galina, BS, Peter Olivares, BS, Cesar Iturriaga, BS, Susan Maltser, MD, Lewis Lane, MD, Kate W. Nellans, MD, MPH
Institution: Northwell Health
Third Place: Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Hand
Authors: Talia Chapman, MD, Edward Athanasian, MD
InstitutionHospital for Special Surgery


First place: A Double-Blinded, Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial Comparing Dexamethasone Versus Ketorolac Injection for the Treatment of Trigger Finger: A Pilot Study. James Mullen, MD, Sergio Glait, MD, Kenneth Brock, MD, Nader Paksima, DO, MPH, Anthony Sapienza, MD. NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases.


Second Place:  The Prevalence of Stenosing Tenosynovitis Requiring Resection of the Ulnar Slip of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis. Omar F. Rahman MD, Remy V. Rabinovich MD, Steven Beldner MD, Michael Casden BS, Daniel B. Polatsch MD. Lenox Hill Hospital.


Third Place: Utilization and Impact of Social Media in Hand Surgeon Practices. Garret Garofolo MD, Elan Golan MD, Sheriff Akinleye MD, Jack Choueka, MD. Maimonides Medical Center.


First place:     Anatomic Evaluation of the Obturator Branch to the Gracilis Muscle to Optimize its use as a Free Functional Muscle Transfer for Elbow Flexion Reanimation. Bilal Mahmood MD; Danielle Marshall BA; Scott Wolfe MD; Steve Lee MD; Duretti Fufa MD.Hospital for Special Surgery.


Second Place:Mapping the Proximal Scaphoid and Proximal Hamate for Goodness of Fit.  Anastassia Newbury MD; Alex McIntyre BS; Dawn-Marie Swahn RT; Kimberly Orozco BA; Anthony Sapienza MD.NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases.


Third Place:   The Prevalence of a Septated First Dorsal Compartment Among Patients with and without DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis: An In Vivo Anatomical Study. Bryan Beutel MD; Matthew Doscher MD; Charles Melone MD.Mount Sinai Beth Israel.


First place:  Success of Scaphoid Nonunion is independent of proximal pole vascularity. MorganSwanstrom, MD, Rancy SK, Edward DiCarlo, MD, Daryl Sneag, MD, Hollis Potter, MD, Steve K. Lee MD, Scott W. Wolfe, MDHospital for Special Surgery.


Second Place: Use of the Skin Pie-Crusting Technique in Upper and Lower Extremity Trauma: A Biomechanical Study and Case Series.  John T. Capo, MD, Frank Liporace, MD, Sergio A. Glait MD, John Yingling DO, Ferris M. Pfeiffer, PhD, Tyler A. Dailey, MD, Brett D. Crist, MD, David A. Volgas, MD, Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD. Jersey City Medical Center.


Third Place:  Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendon Anatomy May Mimic Tears. John Erickson, MD, Ariel Kwart, BA, Eitan Melamed, MD, S. Steven Yang, MD.  NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases.