Stephen Kennedy MD FRCSC

Dr. Kennedy is a Hand, Wrist, and Elbow surgeon at UW Medicine. He sees patients at UW Medical Center, UW Northwest, and Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. Kennedy is a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon with subspecialty training in both Hand & Microvascular Surgery and Upper Extremity Sports Medicine and Reconstruction. He provides treatment options for problems of the entire upper extremity, including all forms of instability, trauma, deformity, and arthritis. He has a particular interest in problems of the hand, wrist and elbow. Surgically, he performs open, arthroscopic, and microsurgical techniques.

Pretty cool stuff.

Dear Nurses

Happy Nurses Week!! I appreciate so much everything nurses do for our patients! Check out this video: Dear Nurses, you ARE appreciated! A special tribute, from a doctor to nurses everywhere.

Meet the woman who makes fake fingers for Japan's reformed gangsters

It's amazing how well these finger prostheses can match the appearance of other normal fingers. This is a common request for my patients early on in their recovery. Often, however, these prostheses end up sitting in a drawer for more formal occasions because they lack the sensation that people want when they're reaching into a pocket for something or manipulating small objects. Hopefully someday patients can have both sensation and normal appearance. Yukako Fukushima crafts lifelike pinkies to help yakuza criminals who severed fingers as a mark of contrition begin a new life

Get ready for the Cybathlon, the world's first cyborg Olympics

Exciting potential for progress for hand amputees with robotics experts competing with each other for the best designs. This week, Switzerland announced it will hold the first cyborg Olympics this fall. The Cybathlon is a competition that celebrates the fusion of human ability and technology — a competition of athletic performance and design. Brent speaks to former Canadian Paralympian skier Dan Letain about getting…

2016 UW Hand Course - Thank you to all the therapists and physicians who were in attendance!

Some great presentations this year at the UW Hand Course for Hand Therapists! The 2016 UW Hand Course was held Saturday, April 9 at UW’s Kane Hall. Nearly 200 therapists and physicians were in attendance for a full day of lectures, presentations, and demonstrations. This year’s focus was on flexor tendon repair and rehabilitation with presentations covering anatomy, surgica…

Mind-controlled prosthetics: individual fingers could change the game (Wired UK)

Prosthetics of the future aren't going to be controlled by actual muscle movements. It's going to be interesting to see if the interface to our patients brains happens with sensors in the arm or with electrodes in the brain itself. A prosthetic arm is the latest in a string of mind-controlled innovations

A doctor discovers an important question patients should be asked

A thoughtful commentary about what to do when we reach the limitations of medical technology. A family physician met a dying man and asked something that hadn’t been covered by the specialists.

PT makes kids' casts look like Yeezy Boosts

A physical therapist in Washington DC is trying to liven up the casts for the kids she is taking care of. Cool! Speaking to MTV News, Amanda Hall, MPT, said she enjoys making casts fun for her young patients. Her first unique casts were styled to look like...




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