2013-2014 sterling bunnell traveling fellowship report

James P. Higgins

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Since 1982, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand has sponsored a young member each year as its Bunnell Traveling Fellow. The Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship enables young hand surgeons to foster national and international relationships that contribute to their pursuit of higher learning and advance the principles of scholarship by improving treatment of hand and upper extremity disorders. As the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellow for 2013 to 2014, I studied microvascular osteochondral reconstruction of the upper extremity. The year allowed me to pursue research abroad and participate in novel operations. These experiences have challenged how I approach common osteoarticular problems in hand surgery. Leaders in wrist surgery around the globe helped me reconsider the treatment of osteonecrotic, degenerative, and posttraumatic cartilage loss in radical new ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


  • Bunnell osteochondral
  • flaps osteochondral
  • perfusion supermicrosurgery
  • traveling fellowship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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