We’ve all bumped our so-called “Funny Bone” at one time or another, causing temporary sensations of numbness and pain. Serious injury to the elbow, though, is no laughing matter and sometimes develops over time rather than from a specific trauma to the joint. To learn about elbow injury prevention and treatment, join orthopedic specialist David H. Wei, MD, for an informative discussion on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 pm at the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital – The Funny Bone: Understanding and treating common chronic elbow conditions.
Dr. Wei, an orthopedic surgeon at ONS, is fellowship-trained in hand, wrist, and upper extremity conditions and injuries. His expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as arthritis, upper extremity fractures, sports injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, and nerve compression syndromes like carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel. He is surgically skilled in the microsurgical nerve reconstruction and arthroscopic treatment of wrist and elbow disorders. He has successfully treated many patients with Dupuytren’s contracture using Xiaflex. It is a non-operative injectable enzyme to treat the condition that causes fingers to curl inward to the palm of the hand.
Dr. Wei earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his internship and residency at the Columbia University Medical Center and received Fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Tufts University Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. This lecture is free and open to the public. To register, please call 203-863-4277 or register online here.