Dr. Mark Yaffe is a highly skilled orthopedic specialist with subspecialty focus in treating hand and wrist conditions. With a focus on minimally-invasive and non-invasive treatment approaches, he strives to provide care that gets patients back to their normal lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.
Whether you’re dealing with hand and wrist pain from chronic conditions or injuries, Dr. Yaffe is committed to offering comprehensive diagnosis and treatments that address your unique needs. With advanced training in the latest techniques, including a single-incision technique for base of thumb arthritis surgery and minimally invasive procedures like Tenex, he offers a range of state-of-the-art treatment options tailored to each patient.
Dr. Yaffe takes the time to listen to your concerns and works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that helps you achieve your goals. If you’re ready to start finding relief with the top orthopedic doctor Elk Grove Village has to offer, request your first appointment with Dr. Yaffe today.
The hand and wrist are complex structures that are susceptible to a variety of orthopedic conditions, such as:
The hand and wrist are complex joints that can be subject to degenerative conditions that limit their function. Dr. Mark Yaffe offers a range of orthopedic treatments designed to quickly restore mobility and reduce pain. These include:
In many cases, non-surgical treatment is all that is required, including injections for arthritis in hands and wrists.
Probably not. Dr. Yaffe prefers to use local anesthesia for most finger and hand cases, including:
Local anesthesia is less invasive and less expensive for patients than general anesthesia, and Dr. Yaffe is able to provide excellent results with this approach.
A Thumb CMC Arthroplasty with suture suspension is an outpatient procedure that takes 45 minutes and is usually performed by Dr. Yaffe at Schaumburg Surgery Center(opens in a new tab).
Dr. Yaffe’s technique involves a single incision without the need to cut any tendon structures, which can improve recovery time and postoperative discomfort. This is unique from other techniques, as It involves removal of the arthritic trapezium bone and the transfer of an adjacent tendon slip (APL) to help support the base of the thumb.
This technique has been found to provide the most reproducible and reliable long-term outcomes of available thumb arthritis procedures and is generally considered the “gold standard” for treatment.
Following surgery, the thumb is padded and placed in a splint to protect the thumb and promote healing. Light activities of daily life in the splint can be started immediately after surgery, with restrictions on heavy lifting for 6-8 weeks after surgery until splint is discontinued.
Dr. Yaffe’s patients will work with Certified Hand Therapists to achieve their goals of regaining range of motion and strength, although many patients require minimal therapy postoperatively
At Dr. Yaffe’s practice, we want it to be as easy as possible to get started on your road to recovery. Just use our simple online appointment request tool.
Expert Orthopedic Care from Mark A. Yaffe, M.D.