Research Projects

Studies Currently Enrolling Patients

  • Hand Transplantation – Louisville VCA (Vascularized Composite Tissue Allotransplantation) Program
    • Dr. Tuna Ozyurekoglu, Dr. Christopher Jones, Dr. Rodrigo Moreno, Dr. Christina Kaufman, Dr. Michael Marvin, Dr. Rosemary Ouseph, Dr. Luis Scheker, Dr. Huey Tien, Dr. Tsu Min Tsai
  • Harnessing Neuroplasticity in Hand Transplant Patients
    • Dr. Scott Frey (U Missouri), Dr. Christina Kaufman
  • The Role of Cortical Plasticity in Allogenic Hand Transplantation
    • Dr. Scott Frey (U Missouri), Dr. Christina Kaufman
  • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy of Normal Controls and Upper Extremity Patients
    • Dr. Christina Kaufman
  • Analysis of Lymphatic drainage of the Upper Extremity in Normal Controls and Hand Surgery Patients
    • Dr. Christina Kaufman
  • Normal Healthy Donor Blood Draw
    • Dr. Christina Kaufman
  • DeQuervain’s Disease and its affect on Grip Strength
    • Dr. Tuna Ozyurekoglu
  • Community Registry Study Evaluating Dupuytren’s Contracture Treatment: a Prospective, Observational, Longitudinal, Multicenter Study of Treatment Patterns and Outcomes in Patients with Dupuytren’s Contractures
    • Dr. Rodrigo Moreno, Dr. Huey Tien, Dr. Christina Kaufman
  • Comparison of Conservative Methods for the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis: a randomized, prospective study
    • Dr. Tuna Ozyurekoglu, Dr. Thomas Wolff, Dr. Luis Scheker
  • Comparison of Surgical Interventions for Lateral Epicondylitis, a Randomized, Prospective Study
    • Dr. Tuna Ozyurekoglu, Dr. Thomas Wolff, Dr. Luis Scheker
  • Post-Operative Splinting After Short-Incision Carpal Tunnel Release: A Randomized, Prospective Study
    • Dr. Huey Tien, Dr. Mark Yuhas

    Chart Reviews

  • Early Results of collagenase Injection in Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Dr. Huey Tien
  • Distal Radioulnar Joint Prosthesis  Follow-up
    • Dr. Luis Shecker, Dr. Elkin Galvis
  • Pediatric Trigger Finger
    • Dr. Luis Shecker
  • Open reduction and internal fixation for comminuted pilon fracture disolocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint
    • Dr. Sunil Thirkannad, Dr. Saad Karim
  • A Comparative Study Of Hypodermic Needles versus K-wire Fixation of Phalangeal Fractures
    • Dr. Tuna Ozyurekoglu, Dr. Donald Graham
  • Functional Outcomes of Distal Biceps Reinsertion: A Comparison of Four Different Methods
    • Dr. Tuna Ozyurekoglu, Dr. Madi El-Haj
  • A Retrospective Review of Arthroscopic Arthroplasty with Biological Resurfacing for Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis
    • Dr. Tuna Ozyurekoglu
  • Reconstruction of dorsal radial ligament using extensor retinaculum for dorsal distal radioulnar joint instability
    • Dr. Sunil Thirkannad, Dr. Madi El-Haj
  • Saddle Deformity- Our Experience
    • Dr. Sunil Thirkannad, Dr. Donald Graham
  • Review and analysis of dislocation of distal interphalangeal joint
    • Dr. Huey Tien
  • Ulnar Shortening for DRUJ Instability
    • Dr. Luis Scheker, Dr. Efrain Farias
  • Salvage of the Distal Radioulnar Joint Using Ulnar Head Resection Versus Total Joint Prosthesis: Outcomes and Clinical Results
    • Dr. Sunil Thirkannad, Dr.  Luis Scheker, Dr. Elkin Galvis
  • Cubital Tunnel Release Outcome Study (Prospective)
    • Dr. Tuna Ozyruekoglu
  • Cubital Tunnel Release Outcome Study (Retrospective)
    • Dr. Tuna Ozyurekoglu
  • Carpometacarpal Joint Arthroplasty of the Thumb
    • Dr. Tsu Min Tsai
  • Sbi SR MCP and PIP Implant System HDE
    • Dr. Luis Scheker
  • Sympathetic Nerve Fibers in Dupuytren’s Patients
    • Dr. Luis Scheker, Dr. Efrain Farias, Dr. Pablo Zancolli
  • Gl0ve-Gauze Method
    • Dr. Sunil Thirkannad, Dr. Oleksandra Vyrva

    Anatomical Studies

  • A4 Pulley Anatomical Study
    • Dr. Huey Tien
  • Retrieval of flexor tendon using different techniques, evaluation of quickness and ease of use
    • Dr. Huey Tien
  • Helicoid Weave: End to Side Nerve Repair
    • Dr. Tsu Min Tsai