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Surgery of the Hand
Surgery of the Hand
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Harvard Medical School
University of California, San Diego, Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Indiana Hand Center - Hand Surgery, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Microsurgery
Carpal tunnel release
Cubital tunnel release
Elbow injuries and disorders
Elbow joint replacement
Hand and wrist injuries and disorders
Hand and wrist joint replacement
Hand and wrist surgery
Peripheral entrapment neuropathies
Wrist ligament reconstruction
Elbow trauma and arthritis
Wrist ligament tears
Minimally invasive surgery of the wrist and elbow
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Interobserver reliability of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) classification of meniscal tears. Anderson AF, Irrgang JJ, Dunn W, Beaufils P, Cohen M, Cole BJ, Coolican M, Ferretti M, Glenn RE Jr, Johnson R, Neyret P, Ochi M, Panarella L, Siebold R, Spindler KP, Ait Si Selmi T, Verdonk P, Verdonk R, Yasuda K, Kowalchuk DA. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May 39(5):926-32 Primary osteoarthritis and posttraumatic arthritis of the elbow. Wysocki RW, Cohen MS. Hand Clin. 2011 May 27(2):131-7, v. Symptomatic medial epicondyle nonunion: treatment by open reduction and fixation with a tension band construct Shukla SK, Cohen MS J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2011 Mar 20(3):455-60 Radial head replacement with a bipolar system: a minimum 2-year follow-up. Zunkiewicz MR, Clemente JS, Miller MC, Baratz ME, Gray R, Cohen MS. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Aug 17 Complications of limited and total wrist arthrodesis Wysocki RW, Cohen MS Hand Clin 2010 May 26(2):221-8 Thumb carpometacarpal suspension arthroplasty using interference screw fixation: surgical technique and clinical results Wysocki RW, Cohen MS, Shott S, Fernandez JJ J Hand Surg Am 2010 Jun 35(6):913-20 Arthroscopic debridement of the extensor carpi radialis brevis for recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis Lattermann C, Romeo AA, Anbari A, Meininger AK, McCarty LP, Cole BJ, Cohen MS J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010 Jul 19(5):651-6 Treatment of traumatic scapholunate dissociation. Kalainov DM, Cohen MS. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Sep 34(7):1317-9 Anterior interosseous nerve palsy after open capsular release for elbow stiffness: report of 2 cases. Katolik LI, Cohen MS. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Feb 34(2):288-91. Open and arthroscopic management of lateral epicondylitis in the athlete Cohen MS, Romeo AA Hand Clin 2009 Aug 25(3):331-8 Complications of distal biceps tendon repairs Cohen MS Sports Med Arthrosc 2008 Sep 16(3):148-53 Biomechanical evaluation of 10 configurations of a small external fixator set. Katolik LI, Stewart M, Fernandez J, MacLennan A, Cohen M. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2008 Sep 37(9):462-5. Lateral epicondylitis: anatomic relationships of the extensor tendon origins and implications for arthroscopic treatment Cohen MS, Romeo AA, Hennigan SP, Gordon M J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2008 Nov-Dec 17(6):954-60 Modes of wear after semiconstrained total elbow arthroplasty Goldberg SH, Urban RM, Jacobs JJ, King GJ, O'Driscoll SW, Cohen MS J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008 Mar 90(3):609-19 Lateral collateral ligament instability of the elbow Cohen MS Hand Clin 2008 Feb 24(1):69-77 Posterior elbow coverage using whole and split flexor carpi ulnaris flaps: a cadaveric study Wysocki RW, Gray RL, Fernandez JJ, Cohen MS J Hand Surg Am 2008 Dec 33(10):1807-12
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I see patients with problems of their hands and arms. So they see me because something doesn’t work. Something doesn’t bend. Something hurts when they use it. Something doesn’t feel right. They’ve lost feeling or sensation, or they’ve had an injury.
There’s always various options for treating a particular problem, and many doctors have different treatment algorithms for different problems. I’m very conservative, and I really think that unless you, for example, have a fracture and break a bone and need surgery to repair the bone, most elective things, I think, are treated conservatively first. And many of them get better, and I think that patients actually seem to appreciate the conservative approach.