Surgery of the Hand
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Rush University Medical Center - Orthopedics
Duke University Health System - Hand Surgery, Microvascular
Hand and wrist surgery
Radial head fractures
Wrist ligament and cartilage injuries in athletes
Post-traumatic stiffness of forearm/elbow
Post-resection reconstruction for tumors of the hand and wrist
Free vasularized bone grafting
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.
Identification of critical residues for transport activity of Acr3p, the Saccharomyces cerevisiae As(III)/H(+) antiporter. Markowska K, Maciaszczyk-Dziubinska E, Migocka M, Wawrzycka D, Wysocki R Mol. Microbiol. 2015 Oct 98(1):162-74. Swi2/Snf2-like protein Uls1 functions in the Sgs1-dependent pathway of maintenance of rDNA stability and alleviation of replication stress. Kramarz K, Litwin I, Cal-Bakowska M, Szakal B, Branzei D, Wysocki R, Dziadkowiec D DNA Repair (Amst.) 2014 Sep 21:24-35. In reply. Wysocki RW, Cohen MS J Hand Surg Am 2014 Oct 39(10):2123. Elucidating the response of Kluyveromyces lactis to arsenite and peroxide stress and the role of the transcription factor KlYap8. Veide Vilg J, Kumar NV, Maciaszczyk-Dziubinska E, Sloma E, Onesime D, Aubert J, Migocka M, Wysocki R, Tamás MJ Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2014 Nov 1839(11):1295-306. Local and regional flaps for hand coverage. Biswas D, Wysocki RW, Fernandez JJ, Cohen MS J Hand Surg Am 2014 May 39(5):992-1004. Multiple cysteine residues are necessary for sorting and transport activity of the arsenite permease Acr3p from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Maciaszczyk-Dziubinska E, Migocka M, Wawrzycka D, Markowska K, Wysocki R Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2014 Mar 1838(3):747-55. Is Intralesional Treatment of Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius Comparable to Resection With Respect to Local Control and Functional Outcome? Wysocki RW, Soni E, Virkus WW, Scarborough MT, Leurgans SE, Gitelis S Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2014 Dec 4 :. Clinical and radiographic comparisons of two different radial head implant designs. Berschback JC, Lynch TS, Kalainov DM, Wysocki RW, Merk BR, Cohen MS. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 2013 May 6. doi:pii: S1058-2746(13)00136-5. 10.1016/j.jse.2013.02.011. [Epub ahead of print] Radioscapholunate arthrodesis with compression screws and local autograft. Biswas D, Wysocki RW, Cohen MS, Fernandez JJ. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 2013 Apr 38(4):788-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.01.026. Primary and posttraumatic arthritis of the elbow. Biswas D, Wysocki RW, Cohen MS. Arthritis. 2013 2013 2013:473259. doi: 10.1155/2013/473259. Epub 2013 May 27. Oxidative stress and replication-independent DNA breakage induced by arsenic in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Litwin I, Bocer T, Dziadkowiec D, Wysocki R PLoS Genet. 2013 9(7):e1003640. Molecular profiling of activated neurons by phosphorylated ribosome capture. Knight ZA, Tan K, Birsoy K, Schmidt S, Garrison JL, Wysocki RW, Emiliano A, Ekstrand MI, Friedman JM Cell 2012 Nov 21 151(5):1126-37. Controlled treadmill exercise eliminates chondroid deposits and restores tensile properties in a new murine tendinopathy model. Bell R, Li J, Gorski DJ, Bartels AK, Shewman EF, Wysocki RW, Cole BJ, Bach Jr BR, Mikecz K, Sandy JD, Plaas AH, Wang VM. J Biomech. 2012 2012 Nov 13. doi:pii: S0021-9290(12)00618-5. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.10.020. [Epub ahead of print] Arthroscopic treatment of peripheral triangular fibrocartilage complex tears with the deep fibers intact. Wysocki RW, Richard MJ, Crowe MM, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 2012 Mar 37(3):509-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.12.023. Epub 2012 Feb 2. Ulnar styloid fracture with distal radius fracture. Wysocki RW, Ruch DS. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 2012 Mar 37(3):568-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.08.035. Epub 2011 Oct 22. Review. No abstract available. Radial head replacement with a bipolar system: a minimum 2-year follow-up. Zunkiewicz MR, Clemente JS, Miller MC, Baratz ME, Wysocki RW, Cohen MS. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 2012 Jan 21(1):98-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2011.05.012. Epub 2011 Oct 28. Arsenic and antimony transporters in eukaryotes. Maciaszczyk-Dziubinska E, Wawrzycka D, Wysocki R Int J Mol Sci 2012 13(3):3527-48. The Swi2-Snf2-like protein Uls1 is involved in replication stress response. Cal-Bakowska M, Litwin I, Bocer T, Wysocki R, Dziadkowiec D Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Nov 1 39(20):8765-77. Primary osteoarthritis and posttraumatic arthritis of the elbow. Wysocki RW, Cohen MS. Hand Clin. 2011 2011 May 27(2):131-7, v. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2011.02.001. Effect of facility on the operative costs of distal radius fractures. Mather RC 3rd, Wysocki RW, Mack Aldridge J 3rd, Pietrobon R, Nunley JA. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 2011 Jul 36(7):1142-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.03.042. Epub 2011 May 26. Acr3p is a plasma membrane antiporter that catalyzes As(III)/H(+) and Sb(III)/H(+) exchange in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Maciaszczyk-Dziubinska E, Migocka M, Wysocki R Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2011 Jul 1808(7):1855-9. Molecular annotation of integrative feeding neural circuits. Pérez CA, Stanley SA, Wysocki RW, Havranova J, Ahrens-Nicklas R, Onyimba F, Friedman JM Cell Metab. 2011 Feb 2 13(2):222-32. Vascular perfusion of a flexor carpi ulnaris muscle turnover pedicle flap for posterior elbow soft tissue reconstruction: a cadaveric study. Payne DE, Kaufman AM, Wysocki RW, Richard MJ, Ruch DS, Leversedge FJ. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 2011 Feb 36(2):246-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.10.035. Structure of E69Q mutant of human muscle fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase. Zarzycki M, Kolodziejczyk R, Maciaszczyk-Dziubinska E, Wysocki R, Jaskolski M, Dzugaj A Acta Crystallogr. D Biol. Crystallogr. 2011 Dec 67(Pt 12):1028-34. Radiation therapy for heterotopic ossification prophylaxis afer high-risk elbow surgery. Strauss JB, Wysocki RW, Shah A, Chen SS, Shah AP, Abrams RA, Cohen MS. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2011 2011 Aug 40(8):400-5. Design, synthesis, and characterization of a highly effective Hog1 inhibitor: a powerful tool for analyzing MAP kinase signaling in yeast. Dinér P, Veide Vilg J, Kjellén J, Migdal I, Andersson T, Gebbia M, Giaever G, Nislow C, Hohmann S, Wysocki R, Tamás MJ, Grøtli M PLoS ONE 2011 6(5):e20012. How Saccharomyces cerevisiae copes with toxic metals and metalloids. Wysocki R, Tamás MJ FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 2010 Nov 34(6):925-51. The yeast permease Acr3p is a dual arsenite and antimonite plasma membrane transporter. Maciaszczyk-Dziubinska E, Wawrzycka D, Sloma E, Migocka M, Wysocki R Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2010 Nov 1798(11):2170-5. Complications of limited and total wrist arthrodesis. Wysocki RW, Cohen MS. Hand Clin. 2010 2010 May 26(2):221-8. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2009.11.003. Review. 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 2010 Jun 35(6):913-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.03.013. Reconstruction of posttraumatic disorders of the forearm. Jupiter JB, Fernandez DL, Levin LS, Wysocki RW. Instr Course Lect. 2010 2010 59:283-93. Revision of the acetabulum with a contemporary cementless component. Wysocki RW, Della Valle CJ, Shott S, Rosenberg AG, Berger RA, Galante JO. J Arthroplasty. 2009 2009 Sep 24(6 Suppl):58-63. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2009.02.011. Epub 2009 Mar 17. Reconstruction of posttraumatic disorders of the forearm. Jupiter JB, Fernandez DL, Levin LS, Wysocki RW. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 2009 Nov 91(11):2730-9. No abstract available. Intramedullary nailing of proximal and distal one-third tibial shaft fractures with intraoperative two-pin external fixation. Wysocki RW, Kapotas JS, Virkus WW. J Trauma. 2009 2009 Apr 66(4):1135-9. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181724754. Developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants with congenital muscular torticollis. Minihane KP, Grayhack JJ, Simmons TD, Seshadri R, Wysocki RW, Sarwark JF. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2008 2008 Sep 37(9):E155-8; discussion E158. Arthroscopic treatment of multidirectional shoulder instability with minimum 270 degrees labral repair: minimum 2-year follow-up. Alpert JM, Verma N, Wysocki R, Yanke AB, Romeo AA. Arthroscopy. 2008 2008 Jun 24(6):704-11. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2008.01.008. Epub 2008 Mar 21. 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 2008 Dec 33(10):1807-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.08.019. Femoral fracture through a previous pin site after computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty. Wysocki RW, Sheinkop MB, Virkus WW, Della Valle CJ. J Arthroplasty. 2008 2008 Apr 23(3):462-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2007.03.019. Epub 2007 Nov 26.
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We do everything ranging from trauma surgery — meaning injured ligaments, injured bones, fractures etcetera — to arthroscopic procedures for the wrist and elbow for cartilage or athletic injuries. And then we do a substantial amount of nerve injury, work under the microscope with either arteries or nerves. So it really is a large variety of patients.
There are some extremes, where sometimes someone comes in and surgery is almost an absolute. They have a major injury to the upper extremity where you can tell them, “Listen, if you don’t have a surgery, the function of your hand or arm is going to be drastically more poor than if you have the operation.” But there’s a lot patients that fall in the gray zone where surgery would be of potential benefit. But I always tell patients every surgery has a potential to make someone worse, if they have a complication. So I think it’s very important patients are aware of the potential complications, and what the likelihood are of those.
Our primary goal tends to be improving the function of the patient. And for the hand — whether that be writing, or whether that be an athlete being able to participate in his or her sport — we do tend to get pretty rapid, immediate gratification results usually. And they’re usually tangible results that the patient can appreciate. And that’s what draws a lot of people to orthopedics as a field — in that you really do have that unique ability to have immediate gratification for both the physician and the patient.