Menu

The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publications of Note

Dr. Tyson Cobb – Blog Series on Hand, Finger, and Elbow Conditions and Techniques

carpal tunnel syndrome treatment, IAThis is part nine in a new blog series by our hand and upper extremity surgeon, Tyson Cobb, MD. This series contains summaries of articles co-written by Dr. Cobb discussing research and new techniques for a variety of hand and upper extremity conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome.

Use Of Topographical Landmarks to Improve the Outcome of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Authors: Tyson K. Cobb, Gary A. Knudson, William P. Cooney.

In this publication, Dr. Tyson Cobb and co-authors describe a modified approach using topographical landmarks which was then tested in a cadaveric study that has shown to be superior to standard techniques.

To view the full article, please click here.

Please contact Orthopaedic Specialists for more information, or to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Tyson Cobb – Blog Series on Hand, Finger, and Elbow Conditions and Techniques

carpel-tunnel-iowaThis is part seven in a new blog series by hand and upper extremity surgeon, Tyson Cobb, MD. This series contains summaries of articles co-written by Dr. Cobb discussing some of the latest research and new techniques for a variety of hand and upper extremity conditions.

Anatomy of the Flexor Retinaculum
In this study, Dr. Tyson Cobb and colleagues defined the anatomic limits of the carpal tunnel by carefully dissecting 26 cadaver upper extremities. The anatomy was more clearly defined than previously documented. Three segments were defined: a thin proximal segment composed of thickened antebrachial fascia of the forearm, transverse carpal ligament defined by the boundaries of the scaphoid tubercle, pisiform, hook of the hamate, and tubercle of the trapezium and the distal portion of the flexor retinaculum composed of an aponeurosis between the thenar and hypothenar muscles. The most narrowed portion of the carpal tunnel was noted to be at the level of the hook of the hamate.

To view the full article, please click here.

Please contact Orthopaedic Specialists for more information, or to schedule a consultation.

Tyson Cobb MD Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery Davenport IA Quad Cities

Dr. Tyson Cobb-Blog Series on Hand, Finger and Elbow Conditions and Techniques

Welcome to the next entry in our blog series by hand and upper extremity surgeon, Tyson Cobb, MD.  This series contains summaries of articles co-written by Dr. Cobb discussing carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, arthritis in the hand and fingers and other hand and upper extremity conditions.

Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release:  Surgical Technique
Author:  Tyson K. Cobb, M.D.
Published in Journal of Hand Surgery

A new minimally invasive surgical technique developed by Dr. Tyson Cobb, is described in this publication.  This procedure allows for smaller incisions with faster recovery time.  This article details the relevant surgical anatomy, indications, contraindications, surgical technique, complications and postoperative management.

To view the full article, please click here.

Contact Orthopaedic Specialists with any questions you may have or to scheduled a consultation.

Dr. Cobb on Carpal Tunnel Anatomy Davenport IA Quad Cities

Dr. Tyson Cobb – Blog Series on Hand, Finger, and Elbow Conditions and Techniques

This is part three in a new blog series by hand and upper extremity surgeon, Tyson Cobb, M.D.  This series contains summaries of articles co-written by Dr. Cobb discussing some of the latest research and new techniques for a variety of hand and upper extremity conditions.

 

Anatomy of the Flexor Retinaculum
In this study, Dr. Tyson Cobb and colleagues defined the anatomic limits of the carpal tunnel by carefully dissecting 26 cadaver upper extremities.  The anatomy was more clearly defined than previously documented.  Three segments were defined:  a thin proximal segment composed of thickened antebrachial fascia of the forearm, transverse carpal ligament defined by the boundaries of the scaphoid tubercle, pisiform, hook of the hamate and tubercle of the trapezium and the distal portion of the flexor retinaculum composed of an aponeurosis between the thenar and hypothenar muscles.  The most narrowed portion of the carpal tunnel was noted to be at the level of the hook of the hamate.

To view the full article,please click here.

Please contact Orthopaedic Specialists for more information, or to schedule a consultation.

Dr Tyson Cobb on Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Dr. Tyson Cobb – Blog Series on Hand, Finger, and Elbow Conditions and Techniques

Welcome to the second entry in a new blog series by our experienced hand and upper extremity surgeon, Dr. Tyson Cobb. This series contains summaries of articles co-written by Dr. Cobb on new research and techniques for issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis in the hands and fingers, and other conditions.

Clinical Location of the Hook Of The Hamate: a Technical Note for Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Authors:  Tyson K. Cobb, William P. Cooney, Kai-Man An.

 

This was a cadaveric study whereby topographical landmarks were developed and described as valuable reference points to enhance the safety and efficacy of endoscopic carpal tunnel release.

 

To view the full article, please click here.

 

Please contact Orthopaedic Specialists for more information, or to schedule a consultation.

Tyson K. Cobb MD on Carpal Tunnel Surgical Technique Davenport, IA

Dr. Tyson Cobb – Blog Series on Hand, Finger, and Elbow Conditions and Techniques

This is the first part in a new blog series by our hand and upper extremity surgeon, Tyson Cobb, MD. This series contains summaries of articles co-written by Dr. Cobb discussing research and new techniques for a variety of hand and upper extremity conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome.

Use Of Topographical Landmarks to Improve the Outcome of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Authors:  Tyson K. Cobb, Gary A. Knudson, William P. Cooney.

 

In this publication, Dr. Tyson Cobb and co-authors describe a modified approach using topographical landmarks which was tested in a cadaveric study that has shown to be superior to standard techniques. Improved knowledge of topographical landmarks may improve outcomes of endoscopic carpal tunnel release with respect to efficacy, safety and complications.

 

To view the full article, please click here.

 

Please contact Orthopaedic Specialists for more information, or to schedule a consultation.

 

Comparison of Return to Work: Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release Versus Anterior Subcutaneous Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve

Paper presented April 3, 2007 at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery

Abstract Only

Institution where the work was prepared: Orthopaedic Specialists, Davenport, IA, USA
TYSON Cobb, MD; Patrick T Sterbank, PA-C; ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS, P.C

Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release (ECTR) is an emerging technique with speculated advantage of a smaller incision and earlier return to activity. Several earlier studies have demonstrated clinical efficacy of ECTR but early return to activity has not been clearly documented. The purpose of the study was to compare the return to work time for patients undergoing ECTR versus Anterior Subcutaneous Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve (ASTUN).

Methods A retrospective review of 30 consecutive cases was used to determine the time from surgery to return to work. Follow-up time averaged one year for both groups. All patients had electrical studies prior to surgery. All patients had positive Tinel’s and Elbow Flexion test. Severity of symptoms was rated preoperatively using Dellon’s classification. Postoperative results were graded using Bishop 12 point rating system.

(more…)

Back to Top