FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2012


Houston Hand Surgeon Evan D. Collins, M.D., Publishes Work in Orthopedic Reviews

Texas Medical Center's Renowned Hand Specialist Dr. Evan D. Collins Featured in Leading Orthopedic Journal, as Findings of his Recently Published Study on the Anterior Oblique Ligament Becomes Available to the Medical Community

HOUSTON – Dr. Evan D. Collins, hand and upper extremity specialist in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, is featured in the leading medical journal Orthopedic Reviews.  The journal recently accepted Collins’ research study and published his article, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology in Evaluating the Presence and Integrity of the Anterior Oblique Ligament of the Thumb in their June issue.

The work establishes new imaging protocol in the accurate assessment of the anterior oblique ligament of the thumb and is one of many research studies Collins has conducted over the years focusing on the understanding and preservation of the small bones and joints of the hand, wrist and elbow.

Dr. Collins, who holds a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College, has through his research contributed to the medical community’s understanding of the hand and upper extremity and influenced treatments for more effective outcomes of common and complex injuries and conditions.

As a speaker at both national and international medical symposiums, Dr. Collins not only shares his research findings with the medical community but encourages ongoing research efforts of colleagues around the world.  His work as a surgeon as well as a researcher and educator has placed him among the top one percent of specialists in his field as identified by the physician-led selection team of Castle Connolly and its listing of America’s Top Doctors.

The U.S. News & World Report in partnership with Castle Connolly identified Dr. Collins among an elite group of orthopedic physicians who ranks nationally in 11 specialities and “high” in two.

According to Dr. Collins, research is fundamental to the progression of medicine - and contribution  to medical journals accessible to the broader medical community is as much an obligation for physicians as it is a privilege.
We owe it to ourselves and to our patients to report what we see, explore and examine different methods and continue to collectively advance medicine and our understanding of the musculoskeletal system,” said Dr. Collins.

Dr. Collins specializes in degenerative joint conditions, common tendinopathic and debilitating hand and wrist conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease and deQuervain’s Tendonitis.

Formerly the Chief of Hand & Upper Extremity at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Collins has some of the highest nationally recorded patient satisfaction scores at the Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery.

To read more about Dr. Collins, his research projects and latest treatment options for common as well as complex injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder go to www.drevancollins.com.  Or, call 877-72-MYDOC (877-726-9362) for a consult.

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