Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Problems in the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder can be the result of injury, disease or repetitive motion and are increasingly common. Without appropriate treatment, a mild disorder of the hand, wrist, and upper extremity can lead to functional impairment, chronic pain, and occasionally deformities. Learn more about prevention, diagnosis, and the latest treatment options currently available from Dr. Leon Benson at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute.
Areas of Expertise:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery – Adult & Pediatric
- Nerve Problems
- Tendon & Muscle Repair
- Trauma (Broken Bones)
- Upper Extremity Joint Replacement (Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder)
Dr. Leon S. Benson began his medical career in Evanston, Illinois, the town where he was born and raised. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, he continued as a chemistry major at Northwestern University. In 1981, he began medical school at Northwestern University in downtown Chicago and completed a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern before pursuing an extra year of specialty training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Harvard.
Leon Benson, MD
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
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