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

David S. Ruch, MD

David S. Ruch, MD
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Co-Chair
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Program Committee
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

TimeProgramTopicFaculty
Friday, December 11, 2020
Hand & Wrist
10:50 AM - 10:55 AM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Hand & Wrist
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
(0 min)
Panel: 67-Year-Old Surgeon With CTS, Thenar Wasting And Nocturnal Waking Hand & Wrist
Panel Moderator: David S. Ruch, MD
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Endoscopic Release And He Will Be Back Operating In 2 Weeks Hand & Wrist
1:35 PM - 1:40 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Open Release Is Safer & Just As Effective: Save Your Money Hand & Wrist
1:40 PM - 1:45 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Release & Add A Transfer: He Will Thank You For The Improved Strength! Hand & Wrist
1:45 PM - 1:55 PM
(10 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Audience Response & Questions & Answers (Open Mic) Hand & Wrist
2:35 PM - 2:35 PM
(0 min)
Panel: 18-Year-Old Hockey Player Presents With A Dorsal PIP Fracture Dislocation At 4 Weeks, Unable To Flex Hand & Wrist
Panel Moderator:A. Lee Osterman, MD
2:35 PM - 2:40 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Open Repair Even Late Will Make This Right Hand & Wrist
2:40 PM - 2:45 PM
(5 min)
Pro: External Fixator Will Solve This Complex Problem Hand & Wrist
2:45 PM - 2:50 PM
(5 min)
Pro: The Hemihamate Is The Only Solution, My Colleagues! Hand & Wrist
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
(10 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Audience Response & Questions & Answers (Open Mic) Hand & Wrist
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Audience Response & Questions & Answers (Open Mic): Hand & Wrist Trauma Potpourri Hand & Wrist
4:25 PM - 4:35 PM
(10 min)
Consensus Of The Other Professors & Audience Response & Questions & Answers (Open Mic) Hand & Wrist
5:05 PM - 5:15 PM
(10 min)
Consensus Of The Other Professors & Audience Response & Questions & Answers (Open Mic) Hand & Wrist
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Elbow
6:55 AM - 7:00 AM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Elbow
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Audience Response & Questions & Answers (Open Mic): Complex Elbow Sports Dilemmas (Revision MCL Reconstruction, Revision Cubital Tunnel, Complications Of Elbow Arthroscopy, The Young Gymnast) Elbow
Elbow
1:10 PM - 5:00 PM
(230 min)
ADVANCED PHYSICIAN, FELLOW & RESIDENT ARTHROSCOPIC & OPEN TECHNIQUES ELBOW CADAVER LAB Elbow
Trauma
7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
(0 min)
JOINT TRAUMA & ELBOW SESSION: ELBOW TRAUMA: GREAT MINDS COME TOGETHER Trauma
7:46 AM - 8:11 AM
(25 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Audience Response & Questions & Answers (Open Mic): Difficult Elbow Trauma With Complications (Distal Humerus, Radial Head, Terrible Triad, Non Unions, Anatomic Approach, Revision Distal Humerus) Trauma
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
(25 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Audience Response & Questions & Answers (Open Mic): Putting It All Together: A Potpourri (Distal Humerus Fractures: ORIF Vs. Total Elbow, Rheumatoid With Radiocapitellar Arthritis, Use Of KO Procedure, Subtle Coronoid Fractures, Non-Unions, Role Of Biologics) Trauma

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