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Advancement of Orthopedics - Research

While unlike technology the human body does not change with great rapidity, the understanding of it does through research. Dr. Collins' dedication to the advancement of orthopedic and sports medicine is reflected in the research projects he has launched over the years - many of which have been featured by medical associations and in peer-reviewed journals.

His research results have helped gain FDA approval for some new medical devices, while prompting manufacturers of others to reassess the application for which their device was designed.

New imaging techniques pioneered by Dr. Collins recently revealed the integrity of important ligaments in the hand - which can be used to determine the appropriate treatment to both slow and prevent arthritic conditions. With this new insight, a doctor has the potential to determine a patient's vulnerability to future arthritic conditions - enabling treatment plans to be established years earlier and slow joint degeneration.

Dr. Collins was asked to present his most recent work, Mesh Implant Arthroplasty for Treatment of Basilar Joint Arthritis, at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) in Beverly Hills, CA and the 2008 Eurohand Congress in Lausanne, Switzerland.

At the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) in Washington, D.C. his featured work included; A Three Dimensional Analysis of the Sigmoid Notch, An Imaging and Anatomic Study of Pisiform/Ulnar Nerve Relationship in Determining the Best Surgical Approach for Pisiform Excision, and A Radial Ridge Excision for Symptomatic Volar Tendon Subluxation Following De Quervain's Release.

This came on the heels of research he presented at the XI Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand Congress in Glasgow, Scotland and at the Joint Annual Meeting of the ASSH and American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) - revealing new imaging techniques and the important relationship between small wrist bones and surrounding nerves in determining the best surgical approach. Dr. Collins is a contributing author in the upcoming 2007-2008 edition of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.
National and International Scientific Participation

A Three Dimensional Analysis of the Sigmoid Notch
Presentation to the XI Federation of the European
Societies for Surgery of the Hand
(FESSH) Congress - Glasgow, Scotland, 2006.

Classification of DRUJ Injury
Grand Rounds, Baylor College of Medicine,1999
Grand Rounds, University of Texas, 1999

Pain Dysfunction Syndrome in the Upper Extremity
Grand Rounds, Baylor College of Medicine, 1999

Anatomy and Mechanics Blood
Supply and Classification of Scaphoid Fractures

Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), 1998
Poster Exhibits

Collins ED, Nola J.
Spider Plate Fixation Device in Limited Wrist Arthrodesis, No Significant Improvement over Kirschner Wires and Bone Screws
XI Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) Congress - Glasgow, Scotland, 2006

Collins ED.
Investigation of MRI Technology to Evaluate the Presence and Integrity of the Anterior Oblique Ligament of the Thumb
XI Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) Congress - Glasgow, Scotland, 2006

Collins ED, Brown T.
A Radial Ridge Excision for Symptomatic Volar Tendon Subluxation Following De Quervain's Release
61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), 2006

Gharbaoui I, Collins ED.
An Imaging and Anatomic Study of Pisiform/Ulnar Nerve Relationship in Determining the Best Surgical Approach for Pisiform Excision
61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), 2006

Collins ED, Vossoughi F, Ismaily S.
A Three Dimensional Analysis of the Sigmoid Notch
61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), 2006

Collins ED, Hildreth D.
A Clinical Study of the HealthTronics OssaTron Extracorporeal Shock Waves for the Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis
Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), 2005

Collins ED, Nolla J.
Spider Plate Fixation Device, No Superior Improvement Over Kirschner Wires and Bone Screw
Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), 2005

Collins ED, Bossolo J.
The Role of Proximal Row Carpectomy for Acute Trauma
57th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2002

Collins ED, Noble PC, Lichtman DM.
Efficacy of Low-Laser Therapy for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
57th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( AAOS), 2002

Collins ED, Kourosh J.
Evaluation of Rotational Malalignment for Distal Radius Fractures
57th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2002

Jafarnia K, Collins ED, Kohl HW 3rd, Ilahi OA.
Reliability of the Lochtman Classification System of Kienböck's Disorder
Annual American Hand Society Meeting, 1999

Collins ED, Zipnick RA, Gorup J, Merola A, Caruso S, Katsman B, Haher T.
Precocious Disk Degeneration in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, A Histologic Perspective
1995 Scoliosis Society Meeting
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting, 1995

Gorup J, Collins ED, Haher T, Caruso S, Shin T, Zipnick R.
Scoliosis Research Society Instrument, The Initial Experience
Scoliosis Society Meeting, 1995
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, 1995

Zipnick RA, Gorup J, Merola A, Collins ED, Haher, T.
Occipital Morphology, An Anatomic Guide to Internal Fixation
Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, 1995
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting, 1995

Gorup J, Collins ED, Haher T, Caruso S, Shin T, Zipnick R, Merola A.
Technique for the Rapid Harvesting of Human Cadaveric Spines
Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, 1995
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting, 1995

Gorup J, Collins ED, Haher T, Caruso S, Shin T, Zipnick R.
The Effect of Instrumentation Removal on Lumbar Vertebral Strength, A Biomechanical Analysis of the vertebral body's response to Screw Removal
Scoliosis Society Meeting, 1995
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting, 1995

Collins ED, Tornetta P 3rd
The Semiextended Position of Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting, 1994
Other Presentations

Dr. Collins presents common overuse injuries and conditions in the performing artist to The Center for the Performing Artist at New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Publications

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.

Collins ED.
Post Operative Rehabilitation of Carpal Dislocations and Fracture Dislocations.
Carpal Fracture - Dislocations.
2002:(Cha pter 9) 75-84

Collins ED.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in the Upper Extremity.
Orthopedics.
1999(Chapter 33) Section 12, 361-9

Collins ED.
Distal Radius Fracture, Distal Ulna Joint Injuries, Wrist Instability and Carpal Fractures and Dislocations.
Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 6
1999:(Chapter 33) 361-9

Gellman H, Collins ED.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
Orthopedic Surgery
Peter Stern, Editor (in press).

Journal Articles

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.

Jafarnia K, Collins ED, Kohl HW 3rd, Bennett JB, Ilahi OA.
Reliability of Lichtman Classification of Kienbock's Disease
J Hand Surg [Am]. 2000 May;25(3):529-34

Collins ED., Jafarnia K, Lichtman DM.
Proximal Row Carpectomy
Atlas of the Hand Clinics
1999 (Vol 4) No. 2:145-61

Katzman B, Klein D, Garven T, Caligiuri D, King,J, Collins ED.
Anatomy and Histology of the A5 Pulley
J Hand Surgery (Am). 1998 Jul;23(4):653-7

Collins ED, Tornetta P 3rd.
The Semiextended Position for Intermedullary Nailing of the Tibia
Clin Orthop. 1996 Jul;(328):185-9

Auerbach DD, Collins ED.
An Unusual Fracture Dislocation Pattern in a Patient with an OS Lunotriquetrium
Am J Orthop. 1995 Sep;24 (9):714-6

Auerbach DM, Collins ED, Kunkle KL, Monsato EH.
The Radial Sensory Nerve, An Anatomic Study
Clin Orthop 1994;Nov(308):241-9

Areneric SP, Collins ED, Bhatnager RK, Long JP.
Is Domperidome a selective peripheral dopamine receptor antagonist in vivo?
Neuropharmacology 1982; 21:1317-21
Publication Pending

Submitted to Date

Collins ED, Brown T.
A Radial Ridge Excision for Symptomatic Volar Tendon Subluxation Following DeQuervain's Release
Research Support

#8464 Title: Clinical Investigation of the HealthTronics OssaTron, "Extracorporeal Shock Waves for the Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)"
Funding Agency: HealthTronics, Inc.
Corporate Title: Co-Investigator
Scientific Presentations

Gorup J, Collins ED, Haher T, Caruso S, Shin T, Zipnick R.
Scoliosis Research Society Instrument, The Initial Experience
Scoliosis Society Meeting
Asherville, NC

Collins ED, Zipnick RA, Gorup,J, Merola A, Caruso S, Haher T.
Precocious Disk Degeneration in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, A Histologic Perspective
North American Society Meeting
Washington, D.C., 1995

Auerbach, DM, Collins ED, Kunkle K, Monsata E.
The Superficial Radial Nerve, An Anatomic Study
American Orthopedic Association Resident Conference
Michigan, 1992