Pain in the elbow is no laughing matter. Hand, wrist and elbow specialist, Dr. Matthew Cantlon, will explain how common elbow conditions occur and the treatment options. Q & A. Free.
Tips to manage chronic hand, wrist and elbow pain.
Chronic upper extremity pain affects as much as 20% of the population at any given time and can lead to significant disability and time away from work and activities. It can originate anywhere from the neck to the fingertips and can have a wide range of underlying causes from nerve compression and ligament injury to degenerative arthritis. Learn about common causes of hand, wrist and elbow pain, ways to lower your risk of developing it, and strategies to keep the pain under control at this informative discussion by ONS orthopedic surgeon, Matt Cantlon, MD, a specialist in upper extremity conditions. There will be time for audience questions following the presentation. Free. Registration required. Call 203.863.4277 or register online at greenwichhospital.org
Orthopedic surgeon David Wei, MD is a fellowship-trained specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions and injuries. His expertise includes diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as arthritis, upper extremity fractures, sports injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, and nerve compression syndromes like carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome. He is surgically skilled in microsurgical nerve reconstruction and arthroscopic treatment of wrist and elbow disorders. He has successfully treated many patients with Dupuytren’s contracture using Xiaflex, a non-operative injectable enzyme to treat a condition that causes the fingers to curl inward to the palm of the hand.
Dr. Wei earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his internship and residency at the Columbia University Medical Center. He received Fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Tufts University Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA.
Hear Dr. Wei speak on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm
The Funny Bone: Understanding and treating common chronic elbow conditions
The “funny bone,” or elbow, can suffer a variety conditions from overuse injuries such as “tennis elbow” and “golfer’s elbow” to ligament injuries in throwing athletes to disabling elbow arthritis. The elbow may also be the site of pinched nerve or chronic nerve entrapment disorders. That can cause numbness and tingling in the hand. Dr. Wei will discuss why these problems occur, what you can do to avoid them, and the most effective treatments.
Location: Noble Conference Center, Greenwich Hospital. Call to register: (203) 863-4277 or (888) 305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org