CHICAGO, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midwest's newest medical center dedicated to minimally invasive procedures and innovative microsurgery techniques of the hand, wrist and elbow has opened at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR). The MOR Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute offers innovative, cutting-edge treatments for conditions ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to severed fingers from an industrial accident.
The MOR Hand, Wrist &Elbow Institute includes a staff of more than 25 physicians, nurses, therapists, physician assistants, cast technicians and other specialists who provide treatment for patients with upper extremity conditions caused by trauma, arthritis, cancer, overuse, sports and nerve injuries.
Physicians who specialize in conditions of the upper extremity require additional education, rigorous training and are board certified in this area. This level of expertise helps ensure that patients can resume their life with optimal use of their hands, wrists and elbows.
The Institute's nationally renowned upper extremity surgeons Drs. Mark Cohen, John Fernandez and Robert Wysocki, are all experienced in the newest procedures and techniques, including microsurgery, minimally invasive fracture care and arthroscopy. Drs. Cohen and Fernandez were trained at the prestigious Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis and Dr. Wysocki trained at Duke University, another institution known for upper extremity surgery training. These physicians are among the best in the country for treating patients with a variety of upper extremity conditions, ranging from simple to complex.
The Institute team handles workers' compensation cases for patients with workplace injuries involving their hands or upper extremities. A team of Spanish-speaking physicians, nurses and rehabilitation specialists is on staff to provide treatment to Latino workers who have been injured on the job.
Physicians at the MOR Hand, Wrist and Elbow Institute are also trained in minimally invasive procedures performed through very small incisions in which the surgeon maneuvers small instruments to successfully treat conditions. For patients, that means fewer complications, reduced recovery time, less postoperative pain, reduced blood loss and improved function.
In addition, there are several other Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush specialists who are all team physicians for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox and treat elbow conditions: Drs. Brian Cole, Brian Forsythe, Greg Nicholson, Anthony Romeo and Nikhil Verma.
SOURCE Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush