IRB study is producing the results we've been looking for in small bone
implants of the thumb - which previously required a 4-6 week
immobilization and nearly 6-month recovery period. This new
technique will have tremendous benefit for patients suffering from
chronic thumb and wrist pain," he added.The
implant is a biodegradable implant developed from the biomaterials
platform of a Swedish biomaterials and orthobiologics company. It
was designed to treat osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb, as well
as other small bone and joint conditions.Dr.
Collins' research focusing on both nonsurgical as well as surgical
treatment options for conditions and injuries of the hand and upper
extremity has gained worldwide attention.
recently asked to present his research findings on degenerative
conditions of the hand and wrist, at the XI Congress of the Federation
of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) in Glasgow,
Scotland - some of which was published in the Journal of Hand Surgery
(British edition). And he is scheduled to
present additional research study results at the American Society for
Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) in Washington, D.C. September 7-9.
to joining the faculty at The Methodist Hospital, Dr. Collins was the
director of the Hand Fellowship and Chief of the Hand and Upper
Extremity Section for many years at Baylor College of Medicine.
is a member of the Harris County Medical Society, the Houston
Orthopaedic Society, the Texas Society of Sports Medicine, the Texas
Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery,
the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Medical
Association, the Western Orthopedic Association and the American
College of Sports Medicine.
To learn more about the treatment options
Dr. Collins provides, log onto www.drevancollins.com or call (713) 441-3534.###
Last Updated on Friday, 18 August 2006 23:29
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