UB Hand Surgeon is Editor of Two-Volume Medical Text

By Lois Baker

Release Date: February 22, 1996 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Clayton A. Peimer, M.D., of Amherst, University at Buffalo associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, is editor of a new, two-volume medical reference titled “Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity,” published this month by McGraw-Hill.

The set, which contains 115 chapters written by more than 190 internationally recognized experts and 3,000 illustrations, is the first single-source reference devoted to the diagnosis and management of problems of the upper limb.

While the set is primarily a surgical reference, it also includes sections on chronic pain, rehabilitation, pediatric upper-limb disorders, genetics, psychiatric disorders manifested in the upper limb, medicolegal issues, work-site design, repetitive-motion injuries, biomechanics, HIV and AIDS-related problems of the upper limb, infectious diseases and arthritic conditions that affect hand and arm function.

Peimer, chief of the Division of Hand and Microsurgery for the Millard Fillmore Health System, and director of the Upper Limb Disorder Clinic in the Warner Rehabilitation Center of Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, is also a UB clinical assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology. He is an internationally recognized expert on problems resulting from silicone-joint implants in the upper limb, tumors of the hand and upper extremity and carpal tunnel syndrome, and has published extensively on these issues. He has been a leader in developing new treatments for hand and wrist arthritic disorders and in setting standards for using a new method of endoscopic surgery for carpal tunnel release, called limited incision.

A member of the UB faculty since 1977, Peimer holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, before coming to Buffalo.

He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Academic Orthopaedic Society. He has been an invited guest and named lecturer at many international societies and universities.