FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2009


Renowned Hand and Wrist Specialist Dr. Evan Collins Featured Among Texas Monthly's Super Doctors 2008-2009

HOUSTON - Following published research of innovative basilar joint arthritis treatment and advances in the approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Dupuytren's Contracture, Dr. Evan Collins of Houston Methodist Hospital's Department of Orthopedic Surgery was featured among the 2008-2009 Super Doctors.

The annual listing of Super Doctors features some of the leaders in their field across Texas, New York, California, Missouri and Florida. Texas Monthly magazine publishes those featured throughout Texas.

Dr. Collins sits in good company in the recently released issue and shares the pages with many of his colleagues from Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as director of the hand fellowship and Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Department for many years before moving to Methodist.

At Methodist, Dr. Collins continues to launch new research studies on the most effective treatment options for common injuries and conditions affecting the small bones and joints of the hand and wrist. He most recently began offering patients a new, less invasive procedure in the treatment of Dupuytren's Contracture. Called Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy (PNF) or Needle Aponeurotomy, the procedure is performed by a select group of orthopedic surgeons in the United States.

Part of the Methodist orthopedic team serving as the official healthcare provider of the Houston Texans and Astros, as well as the Center for Performing Arts Medicine addressing needs of musicians in the Houston Symphony, Dr. Collins understands the need for effective, long term solutions that keep professionals performing and the active moving.

"Few patients have the luxury of a lengthy recovery - and often rely on their injured limb for their livelihood. As researchers and surgeons, we have a responsibility to continue looking for better ways...stronger outcomes," said Dr. Collins.

"I'm pleased that Texas Monthly acknowledges those physicians committed to delivering the highest quality of care to their patients," added Collins.

Dr. Collins has also been featured among H Texas Magazine's Top Docs and invited as presenter to national and international hand conferences. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Medical Association, the Texas Society of Sports Medicine, the Texas Orthopaedic Association and the Houston Orthopaedic Society.

To learn more about Dr. Collins and the latest advances in the field of hand and upper extremity conditions and treatment log onto www.drevancollins.com. Or, call (713) 441-3535.