Grand Rounds

Date: 8/31/2016
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: TBA
Facilitator: David Chafey, MD

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Currently, CTH serves more than 300 pediatric patients needing an upper extremity prosthesis due to a congenital defect or amputation. “Making prosthetics more affordable for our pediatric patients would not only improve their daily quality of life but help ease the financial burden on their families who can frequently find their health insurance coverage, if they even have it, is limited when it comes to new hardware,” Silva says ... More>

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