When it comes to hand and wrist care at Northwell Health, the physicians are not just treating patients. They are also educating those who treat patients and performing research to shape the future of treatment.
The hand and wrist specialists educate physicians at every stage, whether it’s through work with medical students at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, by training surgical residents, conducting regular educational and training sessions for Northwell Health hand and physical therapists, or acting as faculty at national meetings.
Continuing medical education
The team participates in frequent conferences and events for health care professionals.
As part of an ongoing collaboration with colleagues in sports medicine, the hand and wrist specialists participated in the All Things Sports CME conference in February 2015 focusing on advanced treatment of injured athletes.
The hand and wrist specialists play an integral role in the orthopaedic surgery residency programs available at the health system. Dr. Lewis Lane serves as the program director for the residency in orthopaedic surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Lane and other team members work with residents at this program as well as with resident in the orthopaedic residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital and residents in the osteopathic medicine residents in the Orthopaedic Surgery residency program based at NSUH-Plainview.
The surgeons bring the most promising procedures to the operating room every day, backed by Northwell Health's own extensive research studies. The hand and wrist program at the health system stands out in its pursuit of research focusing on this specialty. The orthopaedic research scientists and practitioners are constantly shedding new light and offering new hope for patients, including preliminary work with 3D printing to replace crushed bones in the fingers.