This sage advice from my mentor, Robert E. Carroll, MD, often repeated during my fellowship in Hand Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, is amply described in this issue.
Dr Bain et al have taken a long hard look at a condition that has been evaluated by numerous physicians over the years. Multiple theories of causation have been put forth, along with various methods of treatment. The presentations that follow are a timely look at this condition that was described over a century before by its observer.
The presentations that follow this symposium in this issue also reflect the initial mantra cited above and reflect the basic philosophy of the Editorial Board of Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery to present timely techniques that have been found to be useful in the management of various hand and upper extremity conditions.
Please join us in this effort to share useful new and/or variations of established techniques that aid us in the fulfillment of this often repeated mantra.