Surgery of the hand defined

Specialty of Hand Surgery Defined

Hand surgery is the field of medicine that includes the investigation, preservation, and restoration by medical, surgical, and rehabilitative means of all structures of the upper extremity directly affecting the form and function of the hand and wrist.

The ABS intends the certificate in surgery of the hand for only those surgeons who, by virtue of additional training, practice characteristics reflecting a major commitment to hand surgery, and through contributions to this field, have demonstrated qualifications in hand surgery that deserve special recognition.

Posted: October 2008