Dr. Naam Publishes Papers, Gains Reappointment


Published on October 8 2012 3:53 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Nash Naam, MD, published his article, “Functional outcome of open reduction of chronic perilunate injuries,” in the Journal of Hand Surgery in this September issue.   The article is co-authored with Professor Hakim Massoud from Egypt.   The article describes the outcome of treating these chronic sever wrist  injuries in 19 patients.   Fortunately, we don’t see these injuries frequently in the U.S. because of early diagnosis and treatment.   The article’s conclusion is that open reduction and internal fixation  is associated with good functional outcome in spite of the chronic nature of those injuries.

Dr. Nash Naam published a chapter in a landmark textbook that was published last month.   The textbook, “Tendon Surgery of the Hand” was edited by Professor Jin Bo Tang from Nantong University in China, and Dr. Peter Amadio from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  The book is considered a comprehensive textbook for anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, diagnosis, management and techniques of all aspects of  tendon surgery of the hand.

Dr. Nash Naam has been reappointed Chairman of the Volunteer Services Committee of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  Dr. Naam has been chairman of the committee for the last two years.

Dr. Naam has been appointed to the “International Task Force” by the president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).  The charge of the task force is to examine ways and means to enhance the society’s international activities and services.   The task force held its first meeting during the annual meeting of ASSH in Chicago in September.