Hand is the official journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery. The American Association for Hand Surgery is a unique organization of hand surgery and therapy professionals and the focus of the American Association for Hand Surgery is primarily educational.
The purpose of Hand is to provide an international peer reviewed journal which combines multidisciplinary expertise from surgical, medical, hand therapy and other health care professional specialties to advance the quality of care and health of patients with hand and upper extremity pathologies.
Hand is a quarterly multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal which publishes original clinical and basic science articles, comprehensive critical reviews and unique case reports related to the management of pathologies in the hand and upper extremity. Studies which are published in Hand and involve human subjects must adhere to the ethical guidelines of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki, have approval by an institutional ethics review board, and have appropriate patient informed consent. Studies which involve animal models must adhere to the animal care and use guidelines of the National Institutes of Health and/or the appropriate institutional review board.