In his research and clinical practice, Dr. Lifchez focuses on the surgical treatments, particularly plastic and reconstructive surgeries, for injuries and chronic conditions of the hands and fingers, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, nerve damage and compression in the hands and fingers, congenital hand anomalies and tendonitis. Dr. Lifchez has a particular interest in hand conditions associated with rheumatologic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.
Clinical Trial Keywords
Thumb arthritis, denervation, Competency-based education, Raynaud's Scleroderma botulinum toxin
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Tuffaha SH, Quan A, Hashemi S, Parikh P, O'Brien-Coon DM, Broyles JM, Dellon AL, Lifchez SD. Selective Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Denervation for Painful Arthritis: Clinical Outcomes and Cadaveric Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Jan;44(1):64.e1-64.e8.
Williams AA, Carl HM, Lifchez SD. The Scleroderma Hand: Manifestations of Disease and Approach to Management. J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Jun;43(6):550-557.
Drolet BC, Marwaha JS, Hyatt B, Blazar PE, Lifchez SD. Electronic Communication of Protected Health Information: Privacy, Security, and HIPAA Compliance. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Jun;42(6):411-416.
Bello RJ, Cooney CM, Melamed E, Follmar K, Yenokyan G, Leatherman G, Shah AA, Wigley FM, Hummers LK, Lifchez SD. The Therapeutic Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin in Treating Scleroderma-Associated Raynaud's Phenomenon: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Aug;69(8):1661-1669.
Cooney CM, Cooney DS, Bello RJ, Bojovic B, Redett RJ, Lifchez SD. Comprehensive Observations of Resident Evolution: A Novel Method for Assessing Procedure-Based Residency Training. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb;137(2):673-8.
Lifchez SD, Friedrich JB, Hultman CS. The scope of practice of hand surgery within plastic surgery: the ACAPS national survey to assess current practice and develop educational guidelines. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Jan;74(1):89-92. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000365. PMID: 25275477 [PubMed - in process]