Shriners Hospital Hand Surgeon to Speak at Lunchtime Lecture

Michelle James, M.D., Chief of Orthopaedics at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento


May 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California Lunchtime Lecture series continues at 12 noon, Thursday, June 18, with a presentation by Michelle James, M.D., Chief of Orthopaedics at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. Dr. James will discuss A New Way to Measure Function – Motion Analysis & Kinematics of the Shoulder, Elbow & Thumb.

Dr. James and a team of researchers at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento have developed techniques to measure shoulder motion, elbow motion and most recently, the functional workspace of the thumb. Dr. James will share results of their research and discuss ways in which it may be translated into clinical practice.

A pediatric hand surgeon specializing in the treatment of children’s hand and arm conditions, including malformations and neuromuscular problems, Dr. James serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, The Perry Initiative, and Orthopaedics Overseas. She is Deputy Editor for Hand and Upper Extremity for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. She is also Principal Investigator on two multi-center clinical research studies of hand function in children and has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as contributing to chapters to surgical textbooks.

The Shriners lunchtime lectures are designed to engage and educate health care professionals and the Sacramento community at large. The series promotes the hospital’s mission to advance the lives of children through medical treatment, teaching and research.

Health professionals and interested members of the community are invited to attend. Brown bag lunches are welcome. Reservations are not required. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital garage. Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Media Contact: Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |

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