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Useful Website Links

Bay Area Hand Surgery Associates offers the following useful website links to our patients for the purpose of education.

General Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Conditions
Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation
Workers' Compensation

General Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Conditions
Founded in 1945, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand is comprised of hand, orthopaedic, plastic and general surgeons from around the world. The mission of ASSH is to advance the science and practice of hand surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners. This link is related to patient education
Find answers to frequently asked questions on that topic. Information provided by professional members of the American Association of Hand Surgeons.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons offers a useful patient education link and the ability to search for physicians.
A comprehensive list of hand treatment and rehabilitation geared for patient education and created by Dr. Charles Eaton from the Florida Hand Center.
This site has gathered information on all the common problems that elbow, wrist and hand specialists see every day. It is a great patient education resource complete with illustrations.
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy Certification Committee provides a listing of certified hand therapists throughout the United States.
American Society of Hand Therapists is a professional organization comprised of licensed occupational and physical therapists, some of whom have earned the advanced designation, Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), and who specialize in the treatment & rehabilitation of the upper extremity.

CUErgo at Cornell University presents information from research studies and class work by students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG). CHFERG focuses on ways to enhance usability by improving the ergonomic design of hardware, software, and workplaces, to enhance people's comfort, performance and health.
This is another wonderful resource from medline regarding ergonomics and how to improve safety and health.

Workers Compensation
The California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) monitors the administration of workers' compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation benefits.
From the University of California-Berkeley comes a useful overview of the Workers' Compensation system.