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Sharing Knowledge through Hand Rounds

Vicki Webb, OT, CHT, Peter Hutchinson, MD, and Steve Vance, PT, CHT, participate in hand rounds

As a means for encouraging professional development and increasing learning opportunities, the teams at Mid Coast Medical Group–Orthopedics and Mid Coast Orthopedic Therapy Center have joined together for monthly information sharing sessions.

Known as "hand rounds," the monthly group is attended by healthcare providers with a special interest in surgery and rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity injuries and illnesses. Attendees include healthcare practitioners from Mid Coast Hospital as well as representatives from private practices, other hospital locations, and various industries.

The aim of hand rounds is to share knowledge across disciplines. Information on evidence-based rehabilitation protocols, latest surgical interventions, challenges associated with return to work strategies, or group consultation on difficult cases is presented and discussed.

The dissemination and sharing during hand rounds promotes understanding of local practice or identifies gaps in the local knowledge base of hand treatment.

This in turn transforms the group into an interdisciplinary "community of practice" which targets areas for improvement. A deeper understanding of each discipline’s role and challenges helps form the members into local "champions" available to assist and promote a wider understanding with colleagues at their own locations.

More Info

Mid Coast Medical Group–Orthopedics

Offerings: High-quality total joint replacement, comprehensive orthopedic surgery, and treatment services, including shoulder, hip, and knee replacement.

430 Bath Road, Suite 102
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 442-0350


Mid Coast Orthopedic Therapy Center

Services: Trained physical and occupational therapists who offer acute injury therapy and post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation, working closely with the board-certified surgeons and medical staff of the practice.

430 Bath Road, Suite 102
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 371-8123

More Info

Mid Coast Medical Group–Orthopedics

Offerings: High-quality total joint replacement, comprehensive orthopedic surgery, and treatment services, including shoulder, hip, and knee replacement.

430 Bath Road, Suite 102
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 442-0350


Mid Coast Orthopedic Therapy Center

Services: Trained physical and occupational therapists who offer acute injury therapy and post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation, working closely with the board-certified surgeons and medical staff of the practice.

430 Bath Road, Suite 102
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 371-8123

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