Solutions for Hand, Wrist and Elbow Pain

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 offers “Hands on” advice for common hand and wrist issues at Greenwich Hospital Seminar

On Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m., orthopedic surgeon and hand and wrist specialist Dr. Mark Vitale will present a talk at Greenwich Hospital; “Hands On”, Common hand conditions and their solutions.

A presentation and discussion on conditions of the hand and wrist will include information on carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis of the fingers and wrist, trigger finger, common forms of tendonitis of the wrist and Dupyutren’s contractures of the fingers. The talk will also offer information on common misconceptions as well as treatments for these maladies which affect millions of people each year in the US.

After graduating Tufts University, Dr. Vitale earned a doctorate in medicine and a master’s in public health from Columbia University. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where also he served as chief resident. He received fellowship training in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic and was recognized as the Alice D. Jensen fellow in hand surgery.

Dr. Vitale has been a leader in orthopedic and hand surgery research over his career having published more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and authored book chapters and invited articles. He has given numerous scientific presentations at national and international conferences. For more information about Dr. Vitale and a list of published research, click here. For appointments, call ONS at 203-869-1145.