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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: January 07, 2009

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American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons (ACS), founded in 1913, promotes high standards for surgeons and works for excellence in the quality of surgical care. ACS activities and services include continuing education, programs for improving cancer and trauma care, sponsorship of graduate education in surgery, films, publications, symposia and meetings, scholarships, and public information services. ACS also maintains a film library of about 1,500 titles.

Review Date: September 24, 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: August 26, 2008

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