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Dr. Walter McClelland was the moderator and speaker for an Instructional Course Lecture at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas last week. The ICL was titled “Current Techniques in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery,” and Dr. McClelland’s talk was on “Arthroscopic Options for the Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear.”

The lecture focused on the latest advancements to maximize efficiency in the operating room and patient results, focusing primarily on rotator cuff and biceps tendon.

The ASSH is the oldest and most prestigious medical society dedicated to the speciality. Their mission focuses on the advancement of the science and surgery through education, research and advocacy. (ASSH) was created after World War II by a group of military surgeons, who wanted to increase the knowledge that they had gained while treating soldiers’ hand injuries.

So, they planned an annual meeting to learn from one another and research the best care. Since then, the annual meeting has gathered the nation’s best hand and upper extremity doctors to speak and share their knowledge and expertise, including our own Dr. McClelland!