December 8th - 12th, 2020, Las Vegas, NV

David S. Ruch, MD

David S. Ruch, MD
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Co-Chair
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor in the Department of Surgery
Vice-Chair & Division Head - Hand
Duke University School of Medicine
DR. DAVID S. RUCH earned his Bachelor’s degree in British Literature from Duke University and his Doctorate in Medicine from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Ruch also completed his residency at Wake Forest in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery where he served as Chief Resident in 1992-1993. After residency, he completed a post-graduate Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at Duke. He returned to Wake Forest where he served on the Orthopaedic Department faculty for 11 years, during which time he co-founded the Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship and served as its co-director. In 2005, Dr. Ruch became the Chief of Hand and Microsurgery at Duke for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and in 2016 assumed the role of the first combined Division Chief of Hand Surgery at Duke.
Dr. Ruch has authored or co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles and 40 book chapters and serves as a reviewer for nine journals. His scholarly interests include traumatic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. In addition, he has extensive experience in the management of avascular necrosis in young adults.
Dr. Ruch has served on numerous committees and boards. He is currently Chairman of the Membership Committee and on the executive board of the American Orthopedic Association, having previously served as Secretary for that board. He served for 5 years as the practice division director for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and recently completed a term on the board of the American Association of Hand Surgery. He has also served as a representative to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery’s Board of Specialties (BOS). Dr. Ruch is past President of the Southeastern Hand Club and the Duke Hand Club and is currently Executive Director of the Duke Hand Club, through which he has chaired the Duke Residents and Fellows Upper Extremity Review Course for the past nine years.

All Sessions by David S. Ruch, MD

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Hand, Wrist & Elbow
1:10 PM - 1:15 PM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Hand, Wrist & Elbow
1:50 PM - 1:50 PM
(0 min)
Mini-Panel: DRUJ Arthritis: Oh I Used To Be So Young, I Am 60 But In My Heart I Am 30, Let's Play 5 Sets Of Tennis Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Panel ModeratorMarco Rizzo, MD
1:50 PM - 1:56 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Look What I Can Do With This New Prosthesis, Razzle Dazzle 2019 Hand, Wrist & Elbow
1:56 PM - 2:02 PM
(6 min)
Pro: I Can't Spell Or Even Pronounce It, But An Sauvé-Kapandji Will Bail You Out! Hand, Wrist & Elbow
2:02 PM - 2:08 PM
(6 min)
Pro: History My Young Friends, Resect The Distal Ulna; Don't Be Foolish, It Has Stood The Test Of Time Hand, Wrist & Elbow
2:34 PM - 2:34 PM
(0 min)
Mini-Panel: A 64-Year-Old Mom Has A Displaced Distal Radius Fracure Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Panel ModeratorDavid S. Ruch, MD
2:34 PM - 2:40 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Volar Plating Is The Answer & Keeps Them Independent Living Longer Hand, Wrist & Elbow
2:40 PM - 2:46 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Keep It Simple: A Good Reduction & A Pin, I Have Done It For Years Hand, Wrist & Elbow
2:46 PM - 2:52 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Stop The Nonsense, Put On A Cast, She Will Do Great! Hand, Wrist & Elbow
2:52 PM - 2:52 PM
(0 min)
Mini-Panel: A 23-Year-Old Non-Dominant Hand Roofer Falls With A C3 Distal Radius Fracture Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Panel ModeratorWilliam Geissler, MD
2:52 PM - 2:58 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Fragment Specific: Don’t Kid Yourself Otherwise You Will Fail Hand, Wrist & Elbow
2:58 PM - 3:04 PM
(6 min)
Pro: The Dorsal Plate Is The Way To Go Hand, Wrist & Elbow
3:04 PM - 3:10 PM
(6 min)
Pro: 10 Years Ago I Did An Ex Fix But Now I Realize The Spanning Plate Is The Answer Every Time! Hand, Wrist & Elbow
3:10 PM - 3:16 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Volar Plate: You All Have Given The Audience Nonsense To Think About Hand, Wrist & Elbow
3:36 PM - 4:01 PM
(25 min)
Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Rapid Fire, Complex Arthritis Issue Of The Hand & Wrist & Distal Radius Fractures - Ouch! Hand, Wrist & Elbow
4:30 PM - 5:51 PM
(81 min)
Computer Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Break to End of DayDavid S. Ruch, MD
4:30 PM - 4:30 PM
(0 min)
Mini-Panel: Schapholunate Tears: 24-Year-Old, Left Hand Dominant Basketball Player Falls In The Finals On Concrete: Pain & Swelling With A Widened Schapholunate In His Dominant Hand Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Panel ModeratorDavid S. Ruch, MD
4:30 PM - 4:36 PM
(6 min)
Pro: It's Acute: Scope, Reduce & Pin For 2 Points Hand, Wrist & Elbow
4:36 PM - 4:42 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Know Your Literature, Open This Up: Prepare For The Primary Capsulodesis Hand, Wrist & Elbow
4:42 PM - 4:48 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Sorry Old Boys: Internal Brace Reconstruction Has Now Solved Years Of Inadequate Results Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Hand, Wrist & Elbow
7:00 AM - 7:05 AM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Hand, Wrist & Elbow
7:50 AM - 7:50 AM
(0 min)
Section ModeratorDavid S. Ruch, MD
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
(25 min)
Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Hand, Wrist & Elbow
10:10 AM - 12:20 PM
(130 min)
Timekeeper Hand, Wrist & Elbow
10:10 AM - 10:10 AM
(0 min)
Panel: 47-Year-Old Arthroplasty Surgeon Ruptured His Distal Biceps 9 Weeks Ago And Never Told Any Of Us Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Panel ModeratorScott P. Steinmann, MD
10:10 AM - 10:17 AM
(7 min)
Pro: I Can't Believe He Never Said Anything, No Problem! Treat It Nonoperatively Hand, Wrist & Elbow
10:17 AM - 10:24 AM
(7 min)
Pro: Primary Repair Still Works At 9 Weeks - He Will Be Treating Patients Soon Enough Hand, Wrist & Elbow
10:24 AM - 10:31 AM
(7 min)
Pro: This Happened To My Colleague! I Made The Mistake, You Need To Fix It & Fix It With A Graft Hand, Wrist & Elbow
10:31 AM - 10:31 AM
(0 min)
Panel: 45-Year-Old Nun With Rheumatoid Arthritis & Severe Elbow Pain Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Panel ModeratorRaffy Mirzayan, MD
10:31 AM - 10:38 AM
(7 min)
Pro: Debride With The Arthroscope And Excise The Radial Head: This Will Solve The Problem Hand, Wrist & Elbow
10:38 AM - 10:45 AM
(7 min)
Pro: Stop, She's Young! Perform An Interposition Arthroplasty To Relieve Her Symptoms Hand, Wrist & Elbow
10:45 AM - 10:52 AM
(7 min)
Pro: Wrong My Friends! The Perfect Patient For A Total Elbow Replacement Hand, Wrist & Elbow
11:10 AM - 11:15 AM
(5 min)
Evolving Technique Update: Periprosthetic Fractures Of The Elbow Hand, Wrist & Elbow
11:53 AM - 12:17 PM
(24 min)
Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Cases That Sum It Up! Hand, Wrist & Elbow

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