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July 15, 2013


Houston Orthopedic Surgeon and Leading Hand Specialist Evan D. Collins, M.D. Shares Insight, Advances in Annual Orthopedic Report

Texas Medical Center Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist, Dr. Collins' Work with Performing Artists is Changing Approach to Overuse Injuries in Athletes and Everyday Individuals

HOUSTON, TX -(Marketwire) –Dr. Evan D. Collins, orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity at the Texas Medical Center’s Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine and the director of the Houston Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center, reveals in the recently published Leading Orthopaedics Annual Report advances in hand and upper extremity care and ongoing research in overuse injuries and conditions in performing artists.

In the report, which was distributed to physicians throughout the United States, Dr. Collins describes the multidisciplinary approach used in caring for performing artists, explaining the similarities in treating  “traditional” athletes.

“Our work with professional athletes and performing artists is translating into a better understanding of their unique health care needs and the types of overuse conditions” said Dr. Collins.

“This will have significant implications for not only how the young athlete trains but also in the care of everyday individuals experiencing repetitive stress conditions,” added Dr. Collins.

Dr. Collins, who is on the advisory board for the Center for Performing Arts Medicine and part of the Methodist healthcare team designated as the official healthcare provider for the Houston Symphony, the Houston Astros, the Houston Texans and the Houston Dynamo, collaborates with the patient’s entire healthcare team to ensure overall health and sustained recovery.

This approach has earned him a place among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, one of just 16 such recognized hand surgeons in Texas and one in just four in Houston.  He was also featured in the premier issue of Doctors of Houston and listed among Texas Monthly Super Doctors, H Texas Top Doctors, US News & World Report Top Doctors, Newsweek’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America. 

Dr. Collins is board certified and fellowship trained in surgery of the hand.  He has certificate of added qualifications (CAQ) for surgery of the hand and holds a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College. His extensive experience in less invasive endoscopic procedures as well as Ligament Reconstruction Tendon Interposition (LRTI) and joint reconstruction procedures makes him one of Houston’s most recognized hand specialists.

Formerly the Chief of Hand & Upper Extremity at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Collins has some of the highest nationally recorded patient satisfaction scores in the Department of Orthopaedics at Houston Methodist Hospital.

To read more about Dr. Collins and his 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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