Hand Conditions & Treatments

The Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute is the Midwest's newest medical center dedicated to minimally invasive procedures and innovative microsurgery techniques of the hand, wrist and elbow. It offers innovative, cutting-edge treatments for patients with an array of conditions ranging from hand arthritis to severed fingers from an industrial accident.

The MOR Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute includes a staff of more than 25 professionals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, physician assistants, cast technicians and other specialists who provide treatment for patients with upper extremity conditions caused by trauma, arthritis, cancer, overuse, sports and nerve injuries.

Drs. Mark Cohen, John Fernandez and Robert Wysocki are board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who have conducted extensive research in the latest treatments and procedures. They use the most innovative, minimally invasive techniques to decrease the pain and recovery time of patients undergoing treatment of both common and complex hand conditions. Often, these procedures are done with a less than one-inch incision, leaving minimal scarring.

Physicians who specialize in conditions of the hand require additional education, rigorous training and are board certified in this area. This level of expertise helps ensure that patients are able to resume activities and get back to work with optimal use of their hands. Drs. Mark Cohen and John Fernandez completed a hand, upper extremity and microvascular fellowship at the renowned Indiana Hand Center and have performed finger transplants and other complex hand surgeries.

The MOR Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute team handles workers' compensation cases for patients with workplace injuries involving their hands. A team of Spanish-speaking physicians, nurses and rehabilitation specialists are on staff to provide treatment to Latino workers who have been injured on the job.

Skier's/Gamekeeper's Thumb

Arthritis of the Hand

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Hand Tumors and Cysts

Flexor and Extensor Tendon Laceration

Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint Dislocation or Sprain