Dr. Glickel was the Invited Guest Speaker of the Israeli Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Israeli Orthopaedic Association on December 10 and 11, 2019. He was very actively involved in their academic program giving 6 lectures on a variety of topics in hand surgery including scaphoid fractures, Dupuytren Disease, boutonierre deformity, post traumatic instability of the thumb, basal joint disease and treatment of post traumatic arthritis of the wrist. In addition, he did a live surgical demonstration of the technique of needle aponeurotomy. That is a minimally invasive procedure for treating Dupuytren contracture in which the cord is cut at several strategic locations disrupting its continuity and then the finger is manually straightened correcting the contracture. The patient is able to move the finger post operatively and generally does not require hand therapy. Dr. Glickel stayed in Israel with his wife for a week after the meeting visiting Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Caesarea soaking in the heritage and sampling the excellent Israeli cuisine in each city. They also had dinner with Amira Dotan the first woman to achieve the rank of Brigadier General in the Israeli Defense Forces and who subsequently became a member of the Knesset.
Firsthand – a monthly Journal Club
On July 2, 2020, Dr. Glickel was the special guest on the American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s new monthly online journal club entitled “Firsthand”. He discussed the topic