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Dr. Evan D Collins
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The Methodist Hospital, Center for Orthopaedic Surgery
6550 Fannin, Suite 400 (Scurlock Tower)
Houston, Texas 77030

(877) 72 MYDOC /(877)726-9362

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Dr. Evan D. Collins, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist

Dr. Evan D. Collins is a renowned orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity at the Methodist Hospital’s Center for Orthopaedic Surgery at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. He treats professional musicians and elite athletes, as well as the active of all ages – tailoring therapies to each patient and the unique demands of their professional careers and daily life.

His research and published work has contributed to a better understanding of the small bones and joints of the hand, wrist and elbow and continues to lead to less invasive technology and treatment. He was one of the first physicians in Houston to offer the percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF), also known as needle aponeurotomy (NA), to patients suffering from severe Dupuytren’s Contracture – and is among the first to offer a new Injection Therapy for Dupuytren's Contracture(XIAFLEX®) to these patients.

He performs minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release (see video below) and arthroscopic cartilage and ligament repair. Among the conditions he treats include ganglion cysts, common overuse tendinopathies, fractures and dislocations, arthritis and degenerative joint conditions.

Dr. Collins was a lead investigator in the study of high-energy shockwave therapy for chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), which broadened the scope of less invasive treatment options available for chronic tennis elbow resistant to other conservative treatment.

Holding a faculty position at Weill Cornell Medical College, his work is featured at national and international orthopedic conferences and has been published in peer reviewed medical journals.

Dr. Collins is the orthopedic hand specialist for the Methodist Hospital System’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM), which is the official healthcare provider of the Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony and Houston Opera. He is an attending physician at The Methodist Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital and The First Street Surgical Center.

Memberships and Affiliations
Dr. Collins is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Sports Medicine, the Harris County Medical Society, the Houston Orthopaedic Society, the Texas Orthopedic Society, the Western Orthopaedic Association and the Texas Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Collins graduated cum laude from the State University of New York Health Science Center, where he also completed his residency. He completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, where he became an assistant professor.

Some of Dr. Collins’ recently published research includes:

Peer reviewed journals

Collins ED, Magnetic resonance imaging technology in evaluating the presence and integrity of the anterior oblique ligament of the thumb. Orthopedic Reviews. 2012 June;14:44:13 /DOI: 10.4081/ or.2012.e23.

Collins ED, Vossoughi F. A three-dimensional analysis of the sigmoid notch. Orthopedic Reviews; 2011 Sept;3(2): e17.

Collins ED, Hildreth DH, Jafarnia K. A Clinical Study of Extracorporeal Shockwaves for the Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2011 March/April;22(2):185-192.

Collins ED, An Imaging and Anatomic Study of the Pisiform Bone/Ulnar Nerve Relationship. Tech Hand Upp Extrem Surg, 2010 September;14(3):150-4.

Collins ED
, Nola J. Spider Plate Fixation, No Significant Improvement in Limited Wrist Arthrodesis. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 2008 June;12(2):94-99.

Collins ED, Vossoughi F, Ismaily S. A Three Dimensional Analysis of the Sigmoid Notch
J Hand Surgery (Br) 2006 June;31(1):pg 10.

Book Chapters

Wiesel S. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Vol 4 (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins): Volar Wedge Bone Grafting and Internal Fixation of Scaphoid Nonunions, Chapter HA-043, 2011:2266-2272, 2010.

Carpal Fracture – Dislocations: Post Operative Rehabilitation of Carpal Dislocations and Fracture Dislocations: Chapter 9, pp. 75- 84, 2002.

Orthopedics: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in the Upper Extremity, Section 12, Chapter 33, pp. 361 – 369, 1999.

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