• State of the art endoscopic surgery for
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome reduces healing time

    Mitchell Rubinovich, M.D., C.M., orthopedic surgeon at Rome Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will discuss Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and state of the art endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery at Rome Memorial Hospital’s Health Night Lecture at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 7. The free program will be held at Mohawk Valley Community College, Rome Campus, Room 150, 1101 Floyd Avenue, Rome.

    Pain or weakness in the wrist can interfere with normal activities and even interrupt sleep. When encountered persistently, these could be signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

    In his presentation, Dr. Rubinovich will explain carpal tunnel syndrome, risk factors, symptoms and the various treatment options that are available including surgical and non-surgical approaches.

    In addition, Dr. Rubinovich will discuss endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery which studies have shown to have fewer complications and quicker recovery times compared to traditional open surgery. Numerous studies have shown that the endoscopic approach allows people to return to work faster and improved grip strength. People who have an urgent need to return to work as quickly as possible, especially if they rely on hands for heavy lifting or gripping, often do best with endoscopic over open carpal tunnel surgery.

    Dr. Rubinovich specializes in the complete care of the musculoskeletal system, including the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries to the muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments in patients of all ages from pediatric to geriatric. He is experienced and specially trained to perform general orthopedic and sports medicine.

    Dr. Rubinovich earned his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After completing his surgical internship and residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital, he gained additional training as a research and clinical fellow of sports medicine at the Nova Scotia Sport Medicine Clinic, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    He is board certified as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgery (Canada) in orthopedics. A fellow of the American College of Surgery, he also received his diploma in sports medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine.

    Health Night is a free lecture series sponsored by Rome Memorial Hospital.
    Advance registration is encouraged for planning purposes. For more information or to make a reservation, call 315.337.5309. Refreshments will be served.

    For easy access to room 150 at Mohawk Valley Community College, please enter from Floyd Avenue, bear right and follow the road to the right to enter the south parking lot. There will be signs to direct you to the presentation.