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 of thumb arthritis and its treatment providing a historical perspective. Arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb is very common, particularly in women. The main symptom is pain. Techniques used to treat it have evolved over the past few decades and Dr. Glickel has contributed to the medical literature on the subject.
The journal club was a lively discussion between Dr. Glickel and the other panelist, Dr. Peter Stern who has also written a lot on the subject. The session was moderated by Drs. Christopher Dy and Megan Conti Mica who posed a number of questions many of which were selected from the online audience.