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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.

16 �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 almost immediate.

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 at Winthrop.
Vol. 19, No. 2
Summer 2009

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