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Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery

November 3 - November 4

Course Description

This course provides the practicing hand surgeon with a comprehensive update on treatments for various hand and upper extremity surgery including arthroplasty, reconstruction, fracture care, care of the upper extremity in the pediatric patient, difficult problems in elbow surgery, and shoulder surgery for the hand surgeon. Learners will gain insight into both common and complex problems of the upper extremity, understand indications for surgery, therapy, outcomes of each, and potential complications of intervention. The course format is a mix of lectures, hands-on cadaveric labs, and engaging panel discussions.

Target Audience

Orthopaedic and plastic surgery trained hand surgeons, general orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents, physician assistants, physical therapists, surgical assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals whose scope of practice includes hand and upper extremity surgery.


  • Evaluate surgical and nonsurgical principles of managing common hand and upper extremity problems
  • Address common problems and complications associated with distal radius fractures
  • Implement enhanced management of fractures, arthritis and congenital problems
  • Employ current trends and techniques in microsurgical reconstruction in the upper extremity
  • Apply current concepts for total wrist arthroplasty
  • Develop strategies for the treatment of the shoulder, including: rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, proximal and distal humerus fractures





Supported By

Thank you to last years’ companies for their support! For information about supporting this course, please contact cme@foreonline.org 

  • Acumed
  • AM Surgical
  • AxoGen
  • DePuy Synthes
  • DJO Global
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Skeletal Dynamics
  • Stryker
  • Team 1 Orthopedics / Arthrex
  • TriMed
  • West Coast Brace & Limb
  • Zimmer Biomet

Agenda & Brochure

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Course Location & Accommodations

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown

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513 South Florida Avenye
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-769-8300
Reservation Link: www.embassysuites.hilton.com

Hotel Reservations

A small block of rooms have been reserved for November 3-5, 2-17 at a special group rate starting at $169+hotel fees/taxes. To receive the group rate, reservations must be made by October 3, 2017. To receive the group rate, please mention “Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery” when making the reservation by phone. To make an online reservation using the group rate, please click here.

Parking: Parking is valet only and is discounted to $18.00 per car for overnight parking (subject to change). Valet charges are the responsibility of participants.

Accommodations for Disabilities

Please notify the Continuing Medical Education Office, 4115 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607 or call 813-877-8096 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed.

Events, activities and facilities of Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age or veteran status as provided by the law and in accordance with FORE’s respect for personal dignity.

Cadaveric Lab Location

Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from Embassy Suites hotel



FIVE Labs is a new and innovative facility designed to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals and to foster creativity for the development of technologies for healthcare’s biggest challenges.

4115 W. Spruce St.
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813-877-8096


November 3
November 4


Michael J. Garcia, MD


Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown
513 South Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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