Health Night Out – November 26

Don Jensen

“Healing Hands: Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Conditions of Our Greatest Tool” will be presented by Dr. Christopher G. Stevens, Tucson Orthopedic Institute on Monday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom.

On Monday, November 26, the Health Night Out team will welcome Dr. Christopher Stevens, Orthopedic Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Surgeon, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, to SaddleBrooke. Dr. Stevens will discuss diagnosis and treatment options for various orthopaedic conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, arthritis of the hand, tendinitis and common fractures. He will explain non-operative and surgical options to relieve pain and techniques to help avoid injury and stay active. Dr. Stevens will leave time at the end of his presentation for questions.

Dr. Stevens is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the comprehensive care of the entire upper extremity. He has completed an orthopaedic surgery residency as well as two separate subspecialty training programs (fellowships) in both sports medicine and hand/upper extremity surgery. This gives Dr. Stevens a unique background for utilizing the latest minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques which expedites patient’s recovery and minimizes their pain. Dr. Stevens is unique in that he has gone through the rigorous process of being certified by the subspecialty boards of sports medicine and hand surgery, along with the standard board certification in orthopaedic surgery. In addition, at present he is the only surgeon in Tucson and only one of a handful of orthopaedic surgeons in Arizona to be elected to the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, a prestigious subspecialty society with a focus on complex upper extremity surgery and research. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Stevens has also published several articles in major orthopaedic journals about new surgical techniques, functional outcomes of shoulder replacements, as well as reviews of the optimal treatment methods for upper extremity fractures.

Dr. Stevens earned his medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan/TOCA in Phoenix, as well as a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Health Night Out is a free educational presentation for residents of SaddleBrooke One, SaddleBrooke TWO and The Preserve and is brought to you by SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from highly skilled local doctors and practitioners about a wide variety of health issues.

The Bistro will offer a special menu on Monday night, so you can enjoy a casual dinner and then join the group down the hall in the ballroom.