Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
The hand fellowship provides comprehensive hand, upper extremity and microvascular training during a one-year fellowship program. We offer three fellowship positions each year. It is a unique program that includes experience in acute trauma, chronic and subacute conditions from injury or aging, and rheumatologic conditions.
Outpatient experiences are provided in both the university setting and in the private practice setting. Elbow and shoulder as well as brachial plexus pathology are also included. Children's hand fractures and congenital malformations are evaluated and treated at Children's of Alabama. A formal microvascular training course is givien at the start of the fellowship.
Fellows experience three 4-month rotations:
- UAB Hand service which includes traumtic and degenerative conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulders. Replantation experiences and children's trauma, fractures, and congenital problems are also included
- UAB Upper Extremity service which includes experience in elbow, shoulder, brachial plexus injury and reconstruction, as well as opportunities to participate in plastic surgery microvascular reconstructive procedures
- Private practice rotation with two outstanding, fellowship-trained hand surgeons in the community who see a wide variety of upper extremity conditions from fingertips to shouler.
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