Brazilian Surgeon Visits Louisville to Share Knowledge with Local Surgeons

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Louisville, KY (November 5, 2012) -The Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (CMKI), a world-renowned nonprofit education and research organization located in Louisville, KY, is hosting Osvandre Lech, MD  as the Harold E. Kleinert and Joseph E. Kutz Visiting Professor for 2012. He is Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at the IOT and San Vincent University Hospital in Brazil, the former president of the Brazilian Orthopaedic Society (2011), and a member of the Brazilian Hand Society (2001), Brazilian Shoulder Society (1993-1994), and the Latin-American Shoulder and Elbow Society (1998).


As visiting professor, Dr. Lech is giving several lectures during the week of November 5-9. Topics include Distal Radius Fracture – Following the Principles, What Really Changed the History of Medicine, Fractures and Dislocations of the Wrist, Rizartrosis, The Role of the Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Rotator Cuff Disease, Clavicle Fractures, and Scaphoid (Nonuion and Malunion), Lunate (Kienbock’s). Each lecture Monday through Thursday begins at 6:30am on the 6th floor of the ChristineM.KleinertInstituteConferenceCenter, located at 225 Abraham Flexner Way. The lecture on Friday will be held during Grand Rounds at the University of Louisville.

For a detailed schedule and more information, please visit or call (502) 562-0310.


About the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (CMKI)

This mission of CMKI is excellence in education and research. The next generation of hand surgeons is trained through CMKI’s ACGMEaccredited fellowship program, which is a cooperative effort with the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The Hand Fellows arrive as fully trained plastic, orthopedic, or general surgeons from around the world who come to Louisville to get additional training in hand and microsurgery. To date, more than 1,200 physicians from 61 countries have received training in hand surgery.  Our graduates have gone on to become chairman of departments, presidents of national and international societies, and leaders in the field of hand surgery. Dr. Huey Tien is the Program Director of the fellowship program.  The true backbone of CMKI are the surgeons of the KleinertKutzHandCareCenter.  Starting with Dr. Kutz and Dr. Kleinert, and continuing to this very day, research done by the faculty of CMKI is an integral part of the Institute. A number of WORLD firsts have occurred here, always in conjunction with the hand surgery fellowship and benefiting from the energy and motivation of eager young surgeons.  Dozens of research projects, from our world renowned hand transplant program to refining surgical techniques, testing new devices and pushing the frontiers of basic and clinical science in the field of hand surgery are continuously underway atCMKI.


In addition to CMKI’s Fellowship and Research programs, the Institute also provides patient rehabilitation services after surgery and patient recovery services. For more information on any issue regarding the Institute or to help support CMKI with a tax deductible donation, please visit or call (502) 562-0310.

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