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Quad Cities Orthopaedic Surgeon Reveals Latest Thumb Arthritis Treatment at International Congress

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Dr. Tyson Cobb of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC recently lectured at the EFORT International Conference on his innovative, minimally-invasive surgical technique for thumb basal joint arthritis.

Davenport, IA—Every year the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) meets in a major international city to discuss the latest advances in musculoskeletal and joint treatment. In May 2015, thousands of orthopaedic specialists convened in Prague, Czech Republic, to attend the congress. Dr. Tyson Cobb, a leading orthopaedic surgeon in the Quad Cities area, was asked by the organization’s sponsors to give a lecture on his minimally-invasive surgical technique for thumb basal joint arthritis. This condition occurs when the cartilage in the base of the thumb wears away, causing discomfort and reduced function.

At the symposium, Dr. Cobb presented his findings on arthroscopic resection arthroplasty, a less invasive approach to treating arthritis affecting the basal joint of the thumb. He recently published his research in the Journal of Hand Surgery. The outcomes, Dr. Cobb says, reveal how this innovative approach can offer improved results, a shorter recovery period, and lower cost than traditional, open surgical techniques.

The annual EFORT conference brings together many of the finest minds in joint treatment to share and exchange ideas, techniques, and expertise. Dr. Cobb says the experience was illuminating, and he felt honored by the opportunity to detail his experience with leading orthopaedic surgeons in his field. Dr. Cobb says he hopes the topics covered during the convention can help specialists around the world continue to provide the highest-quality patient care.

About Tyson Cobb, MD

Dr. Cobb is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon practicing in the Quad Cities area. After graduating from the Texas Tech School of Medicine, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Mayo Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, followed by a fellowship in microsurgery, hand, and upper extremity surgery at the University of Texas. Dr. Cobb is the Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Orthopaedic Specialists, and he is an active member of several esteemed medical organizations, including the American Association for Hand Surgery. He has published numerous medical articles and holds the patents to multiple minimally-invasive surgical devices. Dr. Cobb is available for interview upon request.

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