MedStar Health DocTalk

The Curtis National Hand Center and reconstructing hands

November 14, 2022 Dr. Ryan Katz Season 2
MedStar Health DocTalk
The Curtis National Hand Center and reconstructing hands
Show Notes

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 One of the medical legacies of World War II is combining the expertise of orthopedic, neurology and plastic surgery into one medical specialty: Hand Surgery. It was in 1947 when Dr. Ray Curtis was discharged from the Army and brought his expertise in hand surgery and reconstruction to MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Seventy-five years later, the Curtis National Hand Center is the only trauma designated center in the state for the hand and upper extremity, and the only Congressionally designated hand center in the United States. The unsurpassed expertise at the Curtis National Hand Center includes innovative procedures for complex hand reconstruction surgeries.
 

Today, we talk with Curtis National Hand Center attending surgeon  Dr. Ryan Katz at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, to learn more about the hand center, the specialty, and complex reconstruction of the hand.

For an appointment with Dr. Katz or any Curtis National Hand Center expert, call 410-554-6560.