Nerve Repair Manual


Empowering the Surgeon

Michael Hausman, M.D.Empowering the Surgeon: New Neuroprotective and Neuroreconstructive Techniques


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“Few things rival the sinking, nauseating feeling on morning rounds when your patient asks why they can’t move or feel their fingers or foot. The prospect of years of recriminations (if not actual litigation) is so disheartening and the thought of the patient’s loss of function so devastating, that one cannot help but ask, ‘How and why did this happen?’

The intent of this manual is to tell the story of the evolution of neuroprotective techniques during surgery and how this evolved into using intraoperative stimulation to help make wiser decisions about treating injured nerves.”


Dr. Hausman is the Robert K. Lippmann Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai, and Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Hausman received his undergraduate and medical degrees, cum laude, from Yale University, interned in general surgery at the University of Colorado and returned to Yale for his orthopedic residency. He then received subspecialty training in hand surgery with the prestigious fellowship of Drs. J. William Littler and Richard Eaton in New York.

Dr. Hausman is an internationally recognized upper extremity surgeon who treats disorders of the hand, elbow, shoulder and peripheral nerves. He also performs microsurgical reconstruction of congenital, trauma, burn and neoplastic conditions throughout the body. He has pioneered the use of arthroscopy for treating pediatric elbow deformities and adult fractures and dislocations and has been invited to lecture on these topics throughout the world. He has also served as Chairman and Director and faculty for international courses in elbow arthroscopy and reconstruction in America, Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Dr. Hausman is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has the additional certification in surgery of the hand, a rigorous, additional qualification for subspecialists. He has served on the board of directors of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and serves Mount Sinai in a variety of capacities, including chairman of the Professionalism Committee of the Faculty Council. He is a member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Castle Connolly and New York Magazine have recognized him as one of the nation’s and NYC’s top doctors. He resides in New York with his wife and three children and enjoys cycling, reading and music.

Nerve Repair Manual

Scott Kozin, M.D.Nerve_Book_Cover-small


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“Why make a manual solely devoted to nerve repair in the brachial plexus and upper extremity? This answer is simple; find a perplexing problem and simply it. The diagnosis of nerve injury produces confusion, myth and misperception. The field of nerve injury crosses many specialties including neurology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, physiatry, orthopedic surgery and therapy.

This manual will demystify nerve injuries and will provide a practical approach to anatomy, injury, examination and treatment that will give the clinician the knowledge and confidence necessary to diagnose and manage nerve injuries.”


Chief of Staff, Shriners Hospital for Children – Philadelphia; Team Leader, Touching Hands Project, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Scott Kozin graduated from Duke University in 1982 with a degree in computer science. Medical School was completed at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, followed by orthopaedic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center.   Fellowship was completed in 1992 at the Mayo Clinic focusing on hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Kozin initially cared for adults and children until the year 2000, when he devoted his practice and research to children at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. Since that time, Dr. Kozin has been an advocate for improving the lives of children via research, education, and patient care. He is currently Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. He has published over 100 Peer reviewed papers, mainly on the care of children with various diagnoses including brachial plexus injury, spinal cord injury, and congenital differences. He routinely travels to developing countries to operate on children in need. Dr. Kozin received the Weiland Metal by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2010, which honors a hand surgeon/scientist who has contributed a body of research that advances the field. Dr. Kozin was president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2014. He implemented the Touching Hands Project to foster hand care around the globe with a focus on developing and underserved countries. The mission statement reads “Creating opportunities for hand specialists to give back their knowledge and expertise to the global community.” The inaugural mission to Haiti occurred in 2014 and 6 additional missions occurred in 2015. More to come!

Dr. Kozin is also a devoted husband and father to his two children, Bryan and Samantha. During his leisure time, he enjoys travel, food, and mountain biking.

Nerve Repair Manual was last modified: January 24th, 2018 by Don Hubbard
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