Posted on October 22, 2012

New physician brings microsurgery and other advanced treatments to Practice

Dr Mark Vitale
Hand and wrist surgeon Dr Mark Vitale

We are pleased to announce that orthopedic surgeon Mark Vitale, MD has joined the ONS team and is now seeing patients in our Greenwich office.  Dr. Vitale is a specialist in operative and non-operative management of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow disorders. He brings special expertise in microsurgical reconstruction of nerve injuries, treatment of ganglion cysts, and upper extremity tendon repair and reconstruction to ONS. He is highly skilled in treatments for arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow, fractures of the upper extremity, rehabilitation of sports injuries, arthroscopic treatment of wrist and elbow disorders, and nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

“Dr. Vitale’s experience in microsurgery and other advanced minimally invasive techniques will be a tremendous asset to our patients,” said Dr. John Crowe. “Arthritis of the hand is one of the biggest orthopedic problems we see, so we consider it essential that ONS be on the forefront of new procedures and treatments, such as small joint replacement.”

After graduating Tufts University, where he majored in biopsychology, Dr. Vitale earned a doctorate in medicine and a master’s in public health from Columbia University. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where also he served as chief resident. He received fellowship training in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic and was recognized as the Alice D. Jensen fellow in hand surgery.

Dr. Vitale has been a leader in orthopedic and hand surgery research over his career having published more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and authored book chapters and invited articles. He has given numerous scientific presentations at national and international conferences.

Save the Date – On Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Vitale will present a talk at Greenwich Hospital; “Hands On”, Common hand conditions and their solutions. The presentation and discussion on common conditions affecting the hand and wrist will include information on carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis of the fingers and wrist, common forms of tendonitis of the wrist and Dupyutren’s contractures of the fingers. Learn about common misconceptions as well as treatments for these maladies which affect millions of people each year in the US.

For more information about Dr. Vitale and a list of published research, visit Dr. Vitale’s profile on our website.  For appointments, call ONS at 203-869-1145.