Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Tyson Cobb of Iowa's Orthopaedic Specialists

Written by Laura Dyrda | October 07, 2010 | Print  |
When Quad Citians develop cubital tunnel syndrome, they can visit Tyson Cobb, MD, the director of the Hand Center of Excellence at Orthopaedic Specialists in Davenport, Iowa, who developed a surgical treatment technique that uses a one-inch incision. He even helped develop a new tool to use during the procedure.

"Typical cubital tunnel surgeries involve an open X inch incision that can damage muscle and nerve tissue — resulting in an expensive surgery with recovery times that last weeks or months," said Dr. Cobb in a practice news release. "We are now using a special tool, called a canula, that actually protects the ulnar nerve so that with an endoscope, we can perform the surgery though a one-inch incision. Patients heal much faster and are back to work and productive. It's also a more cost-effective procedure because there are fewer complications."

Dr. Cobb lectures nationally and internationally on minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has special expertise in treatment for arthritis, joint replacement, metabolic bone disease, tumors and sports medicine. He serves as a team physician for several Quad Cities teams.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Cobb is a member of the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Association of Hand Surgery and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Dr. Cobb earned his medical degree from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. He also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, The Hand Center of San Antonio.

Read more coverage on orthopedic and spine industry leaders to know:

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Bernard Rawlins of the Hospital for Special Surgery

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Clarence L. Shields, Jr., of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic


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