The Best Help the Best at Winthrop
When renowned Winthrop-University
Hospital ophthalmologist and microsurgeon
Lawrence F. Jindra, MD, noticed
that he had difficulty touching his middle
finger to his thumb on his dominant surgical
hand, he sought help from the best
– his colleagues at Winthrop.
“Until you loose the ability to do
something that you take for granted –
like snapping your fingers – you don’t
realize how devastating it can be,” said
Dr. Jindra recently. As a surgeon, Dr.
Jindra took this relatively benign problem
in his hand very seriously.
Dr. Jindra found himself under the
care of Winthrop’s Vice Chairman of the
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and
Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery
Glenn Teplitz, MD. Dr. Teplitz’s extensive
expertise in the field of orthopaedics is
focused on the diagnosis, conservative
management and surgical treatment of
hand and upper extremity disorders.
Dr. Jindra was diagnosed with
tenosynovitis (trigger finger) – a common
problem that causes pain and stiffness
of the tendons in the fingers. Dr. Teplitz
treated Dr. Jindra with a series of injections
to the tendons and relief was
So when Dr. Jindra later developed
lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) in
his left arm, he once again turned to his
colleagues in Winthrop’s Department
of Orthopaedic Surgery, where he was
seen by Mark Grossman, MD, Chief
of the Division of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Grossman treated Dr. Jindra with
an injection to the tendon, anti-inflammatories,
and a brace.
Today, Dr. Jindra’s hand and arm
feel as good as new, and he is grateful for
the outstanding minimally invasive care
that he received from his colleagues,
which has enabled him to continue to
do what he does best – provide worldclass
ophthalmology care to patients
Vol. 19, No. 2
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