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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush patient Tom talks about his finger injury which was caused by playing catch with his dog. A Boutonniere deformity resulted when he didn't seek medical attention immediately. His physician, Dr. Mark Cohen, and MOR Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute partner, Dr. John Fernandez, talk about how common hand injuries are among dog owners.


Dr. Mark Cohen, upper extremities physician with the newly opened Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute in Chicago, Illinois, recently performed reconstructive surgery on a patient with a complex locked elbow caused by a snowboarding injury. The Poplar Grove patient, who grew up near Rockford, was unable to lift her arm. After the nine hour surgery, she is back doing normal activities.


Dr. Robert Wysocki, physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute in Chicago, Illinois, recently performed reconstructive surgery on a 66-year-old physically active patient who broke her wrist. He used a minimally invasive procedure called volar plating instead of a cast to repair the radial wrist fracture and bone displacement, which allowed for a quicker recovery.


Dr. John Fernandez, physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute in Chicago, Illinois, recently performed a successful finger transplant, which is a rare surgery, on a Latino patient who lost many of her fingers from a metal machine accident injury. The patient has regained function in her right and left hands. Dr. Fernandez, who speaks fluent Spanish, specializes in hand trauma and microvascular surgery and sees cases from all over the Midwest and the United States.