Useful Links

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

The Academy is the leading provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Dr. Nathan is a member of the AAOS.

American Association for Hand Surgery

The Association is a representative organization of hand surgery and therapy professionals. Their primary responsibility is to remain educational with a primary emphasis on clinical concepts and the technical aspects of hand care. Dr. Nathan is a member of the AAHS.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is the oldest medical specialty society in the United States devoted entirely to continuing medical education related to hand surgery. Dr. Nathan is a member of the ASSH.

Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation

Medical rehabilitation for people near Pomona, California, near downtown Los Angeles on the San Bernardino Freeway.

California State University Long Beach, Athletics

Meet the CSULB Athletic Team Physicians: Dr. Ross Nathan. 

Dupuytren’s Contracture/Needle Aponeurotomy (useful websites)

  • Needle Aponeurotomy at The Hand & Wrist Center

    This website is dedicated to Needle Aponeurotomy, a breakthrough and exciting alternative treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture often referred to as Dupuytren’s Disease.

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

    2009 American Society for Surgery of the Hand website (Patient Quick Links) for Public Education for patients with Dupuytren’s Contracture.

  • Dupuytren e.V. – The Dupuytren Society

    Dupuytren e.V. (Dupuytren Society, “e.V.” being the German abbreviation for “Registered Society” or “Registered Charity”) is a non-profit and independent organization, certified by the German Government. The Dupuytren Society is dedicated to inform patients on therapies of the Dupuytren disease and related diseases. They also provide a platform for research institutions and hospitals to inform about new research results. This site contains information on Needle Aponuerotomy (also known as “NA”) – a procedure now performed at The Hand & Wrist Center by Dr. Ross Nathan.

  • Dupuytren Foundation

    The Dupuytren Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2008. Its mission is to find a cure for Dupuytren Disease as rapidly and efficiently as possible. The goal of this Foundation is to provide free patient support, host academic conferences, and author academic publications. Its flagship effort is the International Dupuytren Data Bank (IDDB). The IDDB has been developed by the Dupuytren Foundation in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Human Genetics, the Arthritis Research Foundation, the Mayo Clinic Biobank, and other academic groups. The IDDB is a research project designed to find a cure for Dupuytren disease as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

  • International Dupuytren Data Bank (IDDB)

    The IDDB is a research project with a target of finding the cause and cure for Dupuytren Disease and related conditions. The IDDB is free for all participants, and has three phases:

    1. Survey people with and without Dupuytren disease for clues about their biology.

    2. Collect blood samples from those surveyed.

    3. Analyze survey results of individual profiles and cross reference these with DNA and other circulating factors to identify the molecular origin of disease. Medical treatments can be developed once the true biologic unique starting point is found.

    To enroll in the IDDB, click on this link:

  • International Dupuytren Society

    A list of clinics and practitioners performing Needle Aponeurotomy (NA) in North America can be found on the International Dupuytren Society’s website:

The Electronic Textbook of Hand Surgery

Dr. Charles Eaton has developed an excellent web site which outlines many interesting aspects of hand surgery.

Empowering Amputees

Amputee Empowerment Partners community is a free resource for individuals to connect and discuss a variety of topics related to the life of amputees.

Find a Hand Surgeon

The American Society of Surgery of the Hand web site maintains a directory of all active members which is useful when considering finding a hand surgeon in a specific region or area.

Google Scholar (beta)

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is a community-based, not-for-profit regional medical center serving Orange County and Los Angeles County. Dr. Nathan is an active member at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Operation Rainbow

This is a non-profit organization, which provides surgical care and training to third-world countries. Dr. Nathan has traveled with this group several times to Guatemala, sharing his expertise in treating infants and young children with congenital hand deformities.


PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment, Research and Development


    This educational and professional website offers technical information regarding hand and upper limb surgery and rehabilitation for Tetraplegia patients. Although this website is primarily intended for use by Hand Surgeons, Physicians and Physiotherapists, we invite the general public to access the website.

Surgery Center of Long Beach

Surgery Center of Long Beach (SCLB), a leading provider of outpatient surgical services, offers patients and referring physicians a safe, convenient and affordable alternative to hospital-based surgery. Dr. Nathan and Dr. Cook have privileges at SCLB, which is minutes from our Center.


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