As a lead investigator in a first of its kind study assessing the injuries and conditions affecting an unique subset of athletes, musicians and performing artists, to establish treatment and prevention protocols that will translate to improved care of repetitive stress injuries and conditions for all patients, Dr. Collins is considered a leader in his field. He has authored numerous articles in the advancement of orthopedic medicine and continues to make news in the medical industry for his work.  His energy and innovation are underscored in the print and broadcast media covering his preventative approach to injuries and advanced surgical techniques designed to reduce recovery and yield long term results.

Dr. Collins Receives 2021 Castle Connolly Honor

Dr. Collins is named Texas 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Hand Surgery, an honor awarded to just six percent of specialists in the region.  The Castle Connolly Top Doctor recognition is one of the oldest and most esteemed “Top Doctors” honors within the medical community. Established in 1991 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has served…
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Dr. Collins Now in the Texas Super Doctors “Hall of Fame”

Dr. Collins, after years of nominations by patients and peers for his work in hand surgery, has become one of the few physicians to sit among the Texas Super Doctor’s Hall of Fame physicians. These physicians have consistently been recognized and honored for the work in their area of specialty. Super Doctors is a selective yet diverse…
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Dr. Collins is Recognized Among Top One Percent in Hand Surgery

The nation’s esteemed Castle Connolly organization has once again recognized Dr. Collins as one of the top performing hand surgeons in Texas.  The group, which recently announced its 2020 recipients, is one of the oldest and most respected organizations to evaluate the top performing physicians across the United States.  Physicians are nominated by their peers…
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Wrist Fractures Surgeon in Houston

Wrist Fractures

The vital role that our hands play in daily life is often times only fully understood when we lose use of one or both as a result of an injury. The wrist joint is particularly vulnerable because of its range of motion and location – involved in lifting, twisting, hammering, blocking a blow and softening…
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American Association for Hand Surgery

New Research Results Published in HAND

“Dr. Collins and colleagues have recently had their findings from a new research study published in HAND.The purpose of this study was to evaluate hand/finger fine motor function in musicians via physical examination as well as laboratory-based evaluations. The study, The Impact of Musical Training on Hand Biomechanics in String Musicians, was undertaken because the…
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XIAFLEX – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions on New FDA-Approved XIAFLEX® Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture. Last month we wrote about a new FDA-approved non surgical injection therapy, XIAFLEX®, available for Dupuytren’s patients suffering from Dupuytren’s Contracture. Physicians using the new therapy have undergone special training and can help patients assess the benefits of this treatment over others available. While…
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Repetitive Stress Conditions of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow – Rehabilitation and Prevention

Repetitive stress conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow affect the office worker, athlete, and musician alike. And increasingly the condition is affecting the young limbs of children whose daily tasks meld as seamlessly with cell phones, keyboards and game controllers as they have traditionally with pencils and toothbrushes. Such repetitive stress conditions include tendonitis,…
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Basilar Joint Arthritis, a Common Cause of Thumb Pain in Women

Rarely do we think about all that we accomplish with our hands, until we begin to lose this ability. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the small bones and joints of the hand, wrist and elbow, I see first-hand how debilitating it can be for patients, particularly in a population staying active and living longer…
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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow, a Condition Caused more often by Activity Off…. Than On the Tennis Court As summer sports heat up and we scramble to fill the long days of daylight with activities we’ve waited all winter to do, injuries and other overuse conditions affecting the hand, wrist and elbow are bound to occur. A common…
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Click2 Houston Health Reporter Talks to Dr. Collins about Tenex for Tennis Elbow

Click2Houston Health Reporter Talks to Dr. Collins about Tenex for Tennis Elbow

Click here to watch the Click2 Houston Interview with Dr. Collins Dr. Collins talks about moms and the day-to-day activities increasing their risk for repetitive stress conditions such as Tennis Elbow.  When over the counter anti-inflammatory medication fails to address the symptoms, a new minimally invasive procedure called Tenex is providing relief for patients. The…
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