Dr. Tyson Cobb, MD, is a board-certified hand to shoulder orthopedic surgeon who will visit the DCH Outpatient Clinic twice each month starting July 21, 2023.
Dr. Cobb specialized in treating conditions that affect the hand, elbow, and shoulder including:
- Arthritis of the thumb
- Arthritis of the wrist
- Carpal tunnel
- Golfer’s elbow
- Numbness and pain due to cubital tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff repair
- Tennis elbow
- And more
A variety of surgical options are available to reduce or eliminate pain from these conditions, and to improve your range of motion and function.
ABOUT ARTHOSCOPIC SURGERY
Dr. Cobb specialized in minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures. Arthroscopic surgery allows a surgeon to view joints, tendons, and other anatomy without making a large incision. An arthroscope is used to make a small incision, enter the affected area with small tools, and to remove the damages area through a portal (small hole) in the skin. The surgeon uses a large tv screen during the surgery to view the tools under the skin, and to perform the procedure.
Advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery
- Very small incision
- Usually no stitches
- Quicker healing time
- Less scarring
- Lower post-operative pain
- Faster return to regular activity and function
Upon completion of a successful surgery on your wrist, elbow, or shoulder, you may be prescribed certain medication or rehabilitation exercise. It is imperative that you follow all of your doctor’s orders to ensure proper healing and appropriate return to normal activity.
If you need a consultation for your wrist, elbow, or shoulder pain, call us at 641-446-2285 to schedule your appointment. Depending on your insurance, you likely do not need a referral.
Tyson Cobb, MD
Dr. Tyson Cobb, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, is a pioneer and expert in the use of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery of the upper extremity including the hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Cobb obtained his Orthopedic Surgery training at the Mayo Clinic and has had over 50 abstracts accepted for presentation at national and international meetings, published over a dozen book chapters and has had approximately 50 research papers accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to lecture at national and international meetings.
Nick Vellema, PA-C
Nick Vellema is a compassionate, personable Physician Assistant with over 20 years of healthcare experience, including 7 years in family medicine and urgent care. Nick graduated from Des Moines University where received his master’s degree in physician assistant studies. He has also completed an orthopedic surgery clinic rotation in Des Moines. Nick has a passion for learning and growing his practice as well as providing a quality patient care thorough education and guidance to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Based in Ankeny, Nick spends his free time enjoying the outdoors and rooting for the Hawkeyes with his wife, 5 kids, 2 cats and a dog.
I’M INTERESTED IN Hand to Shoulder Orthopedic Surgery SERVICES
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