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Dr. Tyson Cobb Featured in Becker’s Spine Review’s “Orthopedic Surgeon to Know” Section

Director of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC Hand and Upper Extremity Center Tyson Cobb, MD was recently highlighted in a segment in Becker’s Spine Review. The renowned healthcare resource and publication featured Dr. Cobb as an “Orthopedic surgeon to know,” a title bestowed upon leaders in the field nominated by their peers for significant accomplishments. In addition to mentioning Dr. Cobb’s prestigious memberships, publications, and lectures, Becker’s Spine Review also discussed his recent medical mission in Milagros, Ecuador.

Read the entire “Orthopedic surgeon to know” feature with Dr. Cobb, or contact our practice to find out more about Dr. Cobb’s development of minimally invasive techniques for hand and wrist surgery.

Quad Cities Orthopaedic Surgeon Leads Ecuador Medical Mission

Dr. Tyson discusses their Ecuador Medical Mission

Dr. Tyson Cobb of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC is bringing a team of medical professionals to care for underserved patients in Ecuador, providing pro bono treatment of upper extremity conditions and diseases.

Davenport, IA — In an effort to provide medical treatment to Ecuadorians in need, Dr. Tyson Cobb and team headed to Milagros in August 2018 to perform surgical care on underserved patients as part of Medical Ministry International’s (MMI) global missions. The Quad Cities orthopaedic surgeon and his team contributed their expertise in hand, wrist, and upper extremity procedures to individuals of all ages.

From August 3 – 8, Dr. Cobb and team had the opportunity to assist children, teens, and adults in Milagros who would otherwise have limited or no access to the procedures they need to lead full, productive lives. The mission included four scheduled days of surgery using equipment, medication, and supplies donated through MMI’s philanthropic efforts. The cost of transportation, food, and lodging was raised through generous gifts from those supporting the trip; the amount raised was then matched by Orthopaedic Specialists.

This will be Dr. Cobb’s second medical mission to Ecuador, and he has also traveled to Trinidad as part of a mission to teach local physicians advanced techniques in hand and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Cobb and his team have been recognized for their commitment to patient care both locally and internationally.

Dr. Cobb’s team is proud to donate their time and training to such an important and worthy cause, and they are grateful to the medical team members who volunteered to assist in Ecuador. Dr. Cobb looks forward to the next opportunity to take part in a mission to assist the less fortunate while reducing pain and dysfunction around the world. To see pictures and read stories about the medical mission trip to Milagros, Ecuador, please visit Cobb’s Helping Hands on Facebook. If you wish to donate to Cobb’s Helping Hands Medical Ministries for future medical mission trips, please visit Cobb’s Helping Hands Fundly page.

About Tyson Cobb, MD
Dr. Tyson Cobb is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in upper extremity surgery. He is the Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Orthopaedic Specialists, PC, located in Davenport and Clinton, Iowa. He is also the president of the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society. Dr. Cobb is considered a pioneer in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, and he holds the patents on several surgical devices. He earned his medical degree at Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Mayo Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Cobb also completed a Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Texas. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Cobb and his practice, please visit osquadcities.com and facebook.com/osquadcities.

Contact:

Orthopaedic Specialists, PC
Davenport Office:
3385 Dexter Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 344-9292

Bettendorf Office:
4480 Utica Ridge Rd., Ste. 2240
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 344-9292

Clinton Office:
2635 US 30
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-4170

Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

Quad Cities Orthopaedic Surgeon Named President of European Wrist Society

Dr. Tyson Cobb of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC was recently elected President of the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society, an international medical association representing elite orthopaedic hand surgeons from 65 different countries.

Davenport, IA — Tyson Cobb, MD, an orthopaedic hand surgeon in the Quad Cities, was announced as the next President of the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS), an international organization dedicated to advancing the benefits, results, and safety of hand surgery, particularly with regard to minimally invasive techniques.

The role of President is demanding, and Dr. Cobb will be expected to serve as the face of the diverse and extensively trained group of surgeons, who hail from 65 different countries. He will also take part in meetings, which this year are scheduled to occur in Beijing, Russia, The Netherlands, USA, Brazil, and other far-flung locales. At these conferences, Dr. Cobb and his peers discuss the latest news in wrist arthroscopy, as well as lecture on innovative improvements in surgical technique. “I look forward to not only what I can contribute to the EWAS,” Dr. Cobb noted, “but also to the insight and knowledge I will gain for my own patients.”

The EWAS is considered to be the foremost authority on developing and sharing advancements in surgical technique. Dr. Cobb emphasizes the patient-focused approach that underscores the mission of the association. “Ultimately, our patients are the ones who benefit most from the EWAS meetings. Individuals with chronic wrist pain, arthritis, wrist fractures, ganglion cysts, and ligament tears can be treated through smaller incisions, which allow for reduced postoperative pain, less scarring, and faster healing.”

Dr. Cobb is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and long-standing member of the EWAS. He has attended numerous medical conferences, sharing his expertise and lecturing on scientific research he helped spearhead. Dr. Cobb has developed a number of patented surgical devices and published several new techniques in arthroscopic and endoscopic hand and wrist surgery.

About Tyson Cobb, MD
Dr. Tyson Cobb is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in minimally invasive surgical techniques for hand, wrist, and upper extremity surgery. He is currently the Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Orthopaedic Specialists, PC as well as the President of the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society. Dr. Cobb is an active member of numerous distinguished medical organizations and holds the patents for several minimally invasive technologies. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Cobb and his practice, please visit osquadcities.com and facebook.com/osquadcities.

Contact

Orthopaedic Specialists, PC
Davenport Office:
3385 Dexter Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 344-9292

Bettendorf Office:
4480 Utica Ridge Rd., Ste. 2240
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 344-9292

Clinton Office:
2635 US 30
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-4170

Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

Quad Cities Hand Surgeon Teaches Minimally Invasive Wrist Surgery to Surgeons from Around the World

Davenport, IA – At the most recent European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS) meeting held in Strasbourg, France on March 22 – 25, 2018, Dr. Tyson Cobb, a faculty member, participated as both a lecturer and a lab instructor. “It was great,” says Dr. Cobb, “Although I’m there to teach, I always learn so much from the participants and other instructors. There were surgeons from 26 different countries represented at this one meeting. The exchanges in expertise and experiences are so rich. I gain a global perspective in best practices for patient care.”

A Quad Cities hand surgeon, Dr. Cobb has over 20 years of experience performing minimally invasive procedures in the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Wrist arthroscopy is a very specialized surgical technique that is performed using a small video camera to visualize the treatment area. Rather than opening the surgical site through a large incision, the scope and surgical instruments are inserted through small incisions, which allows for access to only the area needing treatment. “With wrist arthroscopy, we can treat chronic wrist pain, arthritis, wrist fractures, ganglion cysts, and ligament tears through small portals, which allows for less postoperative pain, less scarring, and faster recovery. It’s a win-win for the patient and the surgeon,” says Dr. Tyson Cobb.

The EWAS is currently the leading organization to advance surgical techniques in minimally invasive wrist surgery. Dr. Cobb’s research and specialized minimally invasive techniques for hand, wrist, and upper extremity surgery have given him international credibility as a foremost authority.

About Tyson Cobb, MD

Dr. Tyson Cobb is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. He has designed and developed several patented medical devices to improve minimally invasive techniques. He is a member of several distinguished medical organizations, including the American Association for Hand Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society. Dr. Cobb is available for interview upon request.

For more information, please call (563) 344-929 or visit the Orthopaedic Specialists, website for more information at osquadcities.com.

Contact:

Orthopaedic Specialists, PC
Davenport Office:
3385 Dexter Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 344-9292

Clinton Office:
2635 US 30
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-4170

Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

Quad Cities Hand Surgeon Helps Develop Micro-Invasive Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Dr. Tyson Cobb of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC explains the benefits of micro-invasive carpal tunnel release using the Sonex SX-One MicroKnife™, including low downtime and reduced discomfort.

Davenport, IA — Providing effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is of primary concern to Dr. Tyson Cobb, an orthopaedic hand surgeon in the Quad Cities. To better assist patients suffering from this common condition, he helped to develop a procedure called ultrasound-guided micro-invasive carpal tunnel release, which utilizes the innovative Sonex SX-One MicroKnife™. He says the advanced technique and instrument can reduce downtime, minimize pain, and improve results.

Dr. Cobb explains that this new method of carpal tunnel release can be performed in-office or in a surgical center and requires only local anesthetic, making the technique more accessible to patients who cannot receive traditional anesthesia. “For patients who fail medical clearance, it allows us to do a simple office-based procedure, similar to what you might have in a dental office.”

Part of what makes this procedure so unique, Dr. Cobb reveals, is the use of ultrasound technology to guide the process and identify essential anatomic structures. Once the area of concern is identified, he can insert the SX-One MicroKnife™ through a tiny incision and reduce pressure on the median nerve—the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dr. Cobb says the SX-One MicroKnife™ has several built-in safety features, including a blade that extends and retracts, as well as inflatable bumpers. Both elements are designed to minimize risk of harm to surrounding tissues in the treatment area. The diminutive size of the device also means the incision can be as small as four or five millimeters, or about the size of the top of a pencil eraser. Dr. Cobb adds that sutures typically will not be needed to close the incision; an adhesive bandage is sufficient.

As the first surgeon in the state of Iowa to perform the treatment, Dr. Cobb hopes to bring relief to many individuals suffering from CTS who have been unable to find a suitable solution. Dr. Cobb reports: “All Sonex procedures have been successful, and all of my patients have been very happy with the outcome. We are very excited to be able to offer this new treatment option and we enjoy seeing patients benefit from a much shorter recovery.”

About Tyson Cobb, MD
Dr. Tyson Cobb is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and the Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Orthopaedic Specialists, PC. He has completed additional training, including earning a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand and accomplishing a Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular surgery. Dr. Cobb holds patents on several minimally invasive surgical devices, and he has traveled internationally to lecture at prestigious conferences and to train surgeons in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Cobb and his practice, please visit osquadcities.com and facebook.com/osquadcities.

Contact:

Orthopaedic Specialists, PC
Davenport Office:
3385 Dexter Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 344-9292

Clinton Office:
2635 US 30
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-4170

Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

Micro-Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery Reduces Recovery for Quad Cities Patients

Dr. Tyson Cobb of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC discusses how the SONEX SX-One MicroKnife™ can reduce pain and speed recovery when utilized for carpal tunnel release.

Davenport, IA — A condition affecting millions of Americans, severe carpal tunnel syndrome can cause significant discomfort and limit mobility. A new instrument that enables micro-invasive carpal tunnel release offers better results, shorter recovery, and reduced pain compared to traditional surgery, says Quad Cities orthopaedic surgeon Tyson Cobb, MD. He indicates the SONEX SX-One MicroKnife™ requires a tiny incision and includes tissue-sparing features that promote faster healing and minimize the risk of complications.

The SX-One MicroKnife™ is designed to enter through a four to five-millimeter-long incision, an opening smaller than the end of a pencil eraser. Dr. Cobb explains that once the device is inserted he can guide the instrument to the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) using ultrasound technology, which supplies an image of the interior structures. Once positioned, he says the TCL Blade™ can be activated to release the irritated ligament and allow smoother, pain-free movement.

In addition to the blade remaining enclosed until needed, Dr. Cobb notes that the SX-One MicroKnife™ includes Stealth MicroGuards™, which deploy to create a safe space around the scalpel and minimize the risk of damage to surrounding tissues. He says the blade and guards can all be closed back up and removed through the same small opening, and no stitches are required—an adhesive bandage is sufficient to seal the incision.

Dr. Cobb reveals that traditional open carpal tunnel surgery requires an incision that is half-an-inch to an inch long or greater. He says this size opening typically takes longer to heal, causes the patient more pain, and has a higher risk of causing damage to nearby blood vessels, tendons, and nerves than the micro-invasive technique using the SX-One MicroKnife™. For these reasons, Dr. Cobb believes patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome may benefit from consulting with an orthopaedic hand surgeon who is adept with this advanced technology. “We are proud to be the first to bring this technology to the Quad Cities. In addition to faster recovery and less post-operative pain, this new technology will allow the convenience of an in-office procedure that costs less than half of traditional surgery.”

About Tyson Cobb, MD

The Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Orthopaedic Specialists, PC, Dr. Tyson Cobb is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. He holds patents for a number of innovative minimally invasive technologies and travels to prestigious medical conferences around the globe instructing surgeons on the latest endoscopic techniques. Dr. Cobb is an active member of the American Association for Hand Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Cobb and his practice, please visit osquadcities.com and facebook.com/osquadcities.

Contact:

Orthopaedic Specialists, PC
Davenport Office:
3385 Dexter Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 344-9292

Bettendorf Office:
4480 Utica Ridge Rd., Ste. 2240
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 344-9292

Clinton Office:
2635 US 30
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-4170

Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

Quad Cities Orthopaedic Surgeon Discusses Past, Present, and Future of Hand Surgery

Dr. Cobb discusses Arthroscopic Assisted Treatment of CMC Arthritis

Dr. Tyson Cobb of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC recently presented his research and experience performing minimally invasive treatment of CMC Arthritis at the combined conference for IFSHT and IFSSH.

Davenport, IAQuad Cities orthopaedic surgeon Tyson Cobb, MD was an invited guest speaker at the 2016 combined meetings of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) and for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 24-28 of October. Dr. Cobb was selected to present his experience and expertise in the minimally invasive treatment of thumb arthritis, Arthroscopic Assisted Treatment of CMC Arthritis.

“In order to respond to the demand for safer, better, faster surgical outcomes,” says Dr. Cobb, “my attendance and collaborative interactions at meetings like the one in Buenos Aires allow me to respond to patient demands by being on the cutting-edge of the latest surgical advancements. Although it was an honor to be asked to present at the meeting, I really enjoy the opportunity to learn from and discuss ideas with brilliant surgeons from around the world.”

With more than 120 speakers and over 1,500 attendees from all over the world, hand surgeons and hand therapists from North America, South America, Asia Pacific, and Europe gathered to share their latest scientific findings and clinical experience. When not speaking, Dr. Cobb attended lectures and engaged in scientific discourse, “constantly seeking to learn how to better serve my patients using the most up-to-date minimally invasive treatment options.”

According to Dr. Cobb, the theme of the meeting was to discuss the Past, Present, and Future of Hand Surgery. Topics relevant to Dr. Cobb’s Davenport area practice included microsurgery of nerves and tendons, wrist surgery, treatment of finger contractures, hand trauma, wide-awake hand surgeries, and the use of ultrasound for diagnosis and minimally-invasive surgical treatment.

About Tyson Cobb, MD
Dr. Tyson Cobb is the board certified Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at the Orthopaedic Specialists, PC. A member of several distinguished medical organizations, including the American Association for Hand Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, he is also a pioneer of minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Cobb earned his medical degree from the Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed additional training at the Mayo Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the University of Texas. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Cobb and his practice, please visit osquadcities.com and facebook.com/osquadcities.

Contact:

Orthopaedic Specialists, PC
Davenport Office:
3385 Dexter Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 344-9292

Bettendorf Office:
4480 Utica Ridge Rd., Ste. 2240
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 344-9292

Clinton Office:
2635 US 30
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-4170

Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

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