Washington University Hand Fellowship

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a one-year fellowship in Hand, Peripheral Nerve and Microsurgery. The Hand Fellowship is sponsored by the Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education Consortium and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The fellowship includes exposure to all aspects of hand and peripheral nerve surgery, as well as to microsurgery as applicable to the upper extremity. During his or her year in training, each fellow is expected to demonstrate sound judgment and technical proficiency in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the following:

  • Skin repair
  • Fingertip injuries
  • Tendon repair
  • Tendon transfer and tendon balancing
  • Nerve repair
  • Management of fractures and dislocations
  • Joint and tendon sheath repairs
  • Pollicization or ray transfer
  • Foot to hand transfer
  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Replantation and revascularization
  • Amputations
  • Fasciotomy
  • Congenital deformities
  • Management of upper extremity vascular disorders and insufficiencies
  • Foreign body and implant removal
  • Thermal injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Upper extremity pain management