James Grant Thomson, MD, FACS, MSc

Professor of Surgery (Plastic); Director, Yale Hand & Microsurgery Program

Research Interests

Finger Injuries; Hand; Osteoarthritis; Tendon Injuries; Thumb; Wrist; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Tendinopathy

Public Health Interests

International Health

Research Organizations

Surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Cancer Center

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr Thomson has studied and published on the pathophysiology of flap failure, flap monitoring, ischemic preconditioning of flaps, the biomechanics aspects of tendon repair and trigger finger, and quality improvement of international surgery.

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

James Grant Thomson, MD, FACS, MSc
Patient Care Locations
Yale Plastic SurgeryYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Orthopedic Building1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208041
New Haven, CT 06520-8041

Curriculum Vitae

Work of flexion during triggering

The graph depicts the work of complete finger flexion through excursion of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon from 0 to 30 mm. The 5 lines indicate 5 identical trials of the same condition. The load exerted on the tendon rises sharply until approximately 23 mm, then experiences a sharp dip, then rises again at approximately the same slope as before, indicating that triggering occurred. TNC, tension normalized by circumference.