Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Bruce Steinberg Recognized in Top 45 Hand Surgeon in the US

By Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review

Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) physician Bruce Steinberg, MD, has been honored by a listing in the nationally recognized Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review as one of the top 45 hand and upper extremity surgeons in the United States. Honorees were selected based on the awards they received from major organizations, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of services at hospitals and surgery centers. The list was compiled through extensive research by the journal’s editorial staff and recommendations were gathered from industry members. Physicians do not pay and cannot pay to be selected for inclusion on this list.

Dr. Steinberg is a team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars and has performed more than 10,000 successful surgeries during his career. He performs endoscopy for carpal tunnel syndrome and treats Dupuytren's Disease. He also performs surgery on the elbow, shoulder and wrist. In addition to his practice, Dr. Steinberg engages in biomechanical research with an interest in compartment syndrome. He holds six patents and has published in several professional journals, including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Steinberg earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery program. He also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Bruce Steinberg, MD, Announces Groundbreaking Research Published Internationally

On February 7, 2011, Bruce Steinberg, M.D., of Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, along with co-authors, Ryan Riel, M.D., Marshal Armitage, M.D., and Hudson Berrey, M.D., of the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Shands Jacksonville, were honored to have their article, which describes ground-breaking medical research, accepted for publication. The paper, Quantitative muscle hardness as a noninvasive means for detecting patients at risk of compartment syndromes, was accepted for publication by Physiological Measurement. This international, peer-review publication is described as follows: A journal for sensors, instrumentation and systems in physiology and medicine.

Physiological Measurement covers the quantitative assessment and visualization of physiological function in clinical research and practice, with an emphasis on the development of new methods of measurement and their validation. Dr. Steinberg and his co-authors report on a benchmark clinical study validating quantitative muscle hardness and a device developed by Dr. Steinberg. In general, the device can be used to evaluate limb swelling, limb pain, muscle tone and muscle spasm. The device can aid in the evaluation of medical conditions, such as limb edema, limb trauma, cellulitis, infections (abscess), hematoma, insect bites, snake bites, allergic reactions, contusions, stroke, cerebral palsy, paralysis, contractures, muscle strains, and muscle ruptures. There is demonstrated interest and excitement by the medical community for this device because it is non-invasive and shows great promise in providing additional and enhanced diagnostic information for physicians.

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