U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hand Injuries and Disorders

American Association for Hand Surgery

When it was founded by a group of hand surgeons in 1970, the purpose of the American Association for Hand Surgery was to provide an educational forum to increase the professional expertise and knowledge of surgeons involved in hand surgery. The association now has a membership of 1100 and includes, hand therapist and other health professionals who care for patients with hand and upper extremity problems.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 07, 2009

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American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Founded in 1945 , the American Society for Surgery of the Hand works to improve the quality of care for hand patients. With over 2000 hand surgeons around the world as members, the organization advances the science and practice of hand surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and medical professionals.

Review Date: Monday, October 05, 2015

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