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Quad Cities Orthopaedic Surgeons
Detail Hidden Costs of Cubital
Tunnel Syndrome
- Dr. Tyson Cobb

Dr Tyson Cobb discuses how the costs associated with cubital
tunnel syndrome affect employer and employee and
explain the benefits of minimally invasive surgery.
Davenport, IA— Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most
common condition involving nerve compression of the arm
after carpal tunnel syndrome, Dr Cobb. They recently
explained how this prevalent malady can often cause
healthcare costs to rise dramatically in a workplace
environment for both the employer and the employee. In
response to this concern, they recommend minimally
invasive surgery to help reduce costs, eliminate personal
discomfort, and increase workplace efficiency.

The practice explains that while there is currently no link
between office work and cubital tunnel syndrome, there can be
both direct and indirect costs for employers and employees
when an individual suffers from this condition. For instance,
they indicate that some of the indirect costs to the employer
include the time spent replacing the employee and training a
new one, dealing with accident or injury investigations, and
general workplace disruption. For employees, they note,
indirect costs may include loss of fringe benefits, disruptive
hospital and doctor visits, and inability to enjoy routine
activities outside of work. The high cost of cubital tunnel
syndrome, they explain, typically can be ameliorated with a
simple, effective solution: minimally invasive surgery.

A recent publication by Cobb, et al., (Cobb, Walden, Merrell, Lemke.
Setting expectations following endoscopic cubital tunnel release.
HAND, April 2014) demonstrated that patients are able to get back
to full duty 63 days sooner following endoscopic cubital tunnel. The
orthopaedic surgeons further emphasize the benefits of this
operation by indicating the rapid recovery period can mean a
savings of up to $436 million annually for the United States.
Healthcare costs in the nation can be staggering, they suggest, and
this opportunity to reduce fees can amount to an economic
Ultimately, the physicians at Orthopaedic Specialists believe that
providing a resource on the direct and indirect costs of cubital
tunnel syndrome will help patients with this condition receive the
most effective treatment that may allow them to return to work
and regular life sooner and with better results.
About Orthopaedic Specialists, PC

Comprised of four orthopaedic surgeons and a skilled team of
medical professionals, Orthopedic Specialists, PC is dedicated
to providing a comprehensive selection of treatments for
orthopaedic and sports medicine related conditions and
injuries. Drs. John Hoffman, Tuvi Mendel, Tyson Cobb, and
Michael Dolphin are all board-certified and fellowship trained
in orthopaedics, and they have been extensively trained in
minimally invasive treatment within their respective
specialities. The doctors are available for interview upon

The practice can be reached online at osquadcities.com and

Orthopaedic Specialists PC
• Davenport Office:
3385 Dexter Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 344-9292
• Bettendorf Office:
4480 Utica Ridge Rd., Ste. 2240
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 344-9292
• Clinton Office:
2635 US 30
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-4170
• Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044

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