May 2, 2011
Houston hand and wrist specialist Dr. Alan Rosen and his KSF colleagues are featured in Newsweek Magazine's Excellence in Orthopaedics special edition. The group is recognized for their innovation in orthopedic medicine and specialization in hand and wrist, foot and ankle, and hip and spine - as well as sports injuries. View Article
September 27, 2010
Leading Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist Dr. Alan Rosen Introduces PRP in Surgical Repair of Sports Related and other Common Hand, Wrist and Elbow Conditions
An Innovator in his field, Dr. Rosen Improves Patient Outcome with Platelet-Rich Plasma Promoting a more Rapid Regeneration and Repair of Tendons, Ligaments, Muscles and Bones
HOUSTON - Dr. Alan Rosen and the KSF Orthopaedic Center are among the first in northwest Houston to use platelet-rich plasma (PRP), in order to promote a more rapid healing and recovery of injured athletes and active alike suffering from injuries and conditions affecting the tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones.
Mounting research is supporting the benefits of PRP, which contains growth factors and bioactive proteins believed to effectively utilize cells involved in tissue regeneration. Increasingly used in orthopedic practice, PRP treatments are helping patients recover and return to work, sports and activities much more quickly.
While over the last several decades a number of scientific studies have been conducted on the regenerative properties of PRP, its benefit in clinical application gained broad attention when the New York Times reported on a PRP procedure used to treat an injured Pittsburgh Steelers football player just before the 2009 Super Bowl. The results in professional athletes as well as active individuals of all ages continue to excite the KSF physicians, who have now made the specialized procedures part of their treatment program.
We remain very active in examining the scientific research and data on long term results, as this is the only way to ensure we are offering patients the best of what we have in orthopedic medicine, said Dr. Rosen, president of the KSF Orthopaedic Surgery Center and hand and upper extremity specialist of KSF Orthopaedic Center.
Just as technology continues to evolve, so too does our understanding of the intricate workings of the human body and its responses to both natural and man-made interventions. It a very exciting time in orthopedic medicine and we are pleased to participate in the advances taking it to the next level, he added.
Used for decades to improve wound healing and bone grafting procedures, Dr. Rosen uses PRP injections to treat such common conditions as chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis).
Dr. Rosen is a board certified hand and upper extremity specialist with Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH). A published author, who continues annually to be listed among the Super Doctors of Texas and H Texas Top Docs, he remains committed to reaching beyond conventional orthopedic practice for better outcomes.
Dr. Rosen is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
To learn more about Dr. Rosen and the injuries and conditions he treats, log onto www.alanrosenmd.com. You may also call (877)676-21MD (2163) to speak with a representative and schedule a consult.
May 10, 2010
Nationally Recognized Hand and Upper Extremity Specialists Drs. Alan Rosen and Korsh Jafarnia Among First in Houston to offer New Non-surgical XIAFLEX™ Treatment for Dupuytren's Contracture
The Specialists of KSF Orthopaedic Center Now Expand Minimally Invasive Options for Patients in Effort to Bring the Latest Technology in Dupuytren's Treatment to North Houston and Surrounding Area
HOUSTON - Nationally recognized physicians of the KSF Orthopaedic Center Drs. Alan Rosen and Korsh Jafarnia continue to set the pace in the orthopedic community by bringing to patients suffering from Dupuytren's Contracture in north Houston the new non-surgical, scientifically advanced XIAFLEX™ treatment.
Drs. Rosen and Jafarnia now offer sufferers of Dupuytren's Contracture a less invasive option for restoring hand function and higher quality of life through a new FDA-approved treatment, which is a biologic product drug-derived of protein from a living organism. The treatment called, XIAFLEX™, is injected into the collagen cord of the hand - breaking down the excessive collagen buildup that results in debilitating contractures.
"Hand surgeons have been working towards a treatment for Dupuytren's Contracture that would not only provide long lasting results but also pose the least amount of disruption to a patient's daily life, and this is proving to do both," said Dr. Alan Rosen, president of the KSF Orthopaedic Surgery Center and hand and upper extremity specialist of KSF Orthopaedic Center.
Xiaflex is the first non-surgical "enzymatically dissolving" treatment option for the progressive symptoms of Dupuytren's disease, which is changing the lives of patients apprehensive about traditional surgical intervention. Preliminary results are rivaling those of the most effective Dupuytren's treatments introduced to date.
"Our goal is to find the best long-term results for some of the most common conditions our patients experience. XIAFLEX is an exciting new treatment option with minimal risks that allows us to help Dupuytrenï patients overcome a progressively debilitating handicap that is holding them back from all they want to do in life, said Dr. Korsh Jafarnia vice president of the KSF Orthopaedic Surgery Center and Chief of Staff at Methodist Hospital - Willowbrook.
Affecting the connective tissue under the skin in the palm of the hand, Dupuytren's disease is the buildup of collagen - forming thick, rope-like cords of tissue, which prevent the fingers from relaxing and straightening normally. The disorder is more common in Caucasian men over the age of 50.
The board certified hand and upper extremity specialists and published authors, who have offered the newest treatments and technology to patients of KSF Orthopaedic Center for over 10 years, are listed among the Super Doctors of Texas published in Texas Monthly magazine's annual tribute to the best in Texas Healthcare and the H Texas Top Docs. Together they are changing the way patients overcome common conditions and traumatic injuries.
Drs. Rosen and Jafarnia are members of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
To learn more about Dr. Rosen and the treatment options he provides, log onto www.alanrosenmd.com. You may also call (888) 621-HAND to speak with a representative and schedule a consult.
January 19, 2010
Dr. Alan Rosen Named Once Again Among Houston Super Doctors, Making Texas Monthly's Annual List of the Best in the Texas Medical Profession
The Well-Known Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist of KSF Orthopaedic Center Continues to Stand Apart in Orthopedics, Garnering Respect and Receiving Peer Nominations
HOUSTON - Renowned Houston Hand and Upper Extremity specialist and KSF orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Alan Rosen once again received approving nods from fellow colleagues and named among the prestigious list of the best and brightest in the medical community, the Super Doctors of Texas.
Recently revealed in the December issue of Texas Monthly magazine, the annual list is compiled after a year-long nomination and review process conducted by Key Professional Media. The peer-nomination process and listing of medical professionals is among the longest running and most respected in the nation.
The recipient of multiple awards over the years from both Texas Monthly Super Doctors and H Texas Magazine's Top Docs, Dr. Rosen has chartered new territory in orthopedics. His innovative work with humerus fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome has obtained media attention and earned KSF Orthopaedic Center a spot among the top orthopedic facilities in Houston.
"As an orthopedic surgeon, I have an innate desire to improve quality of life for my patients. This has never been more important than it is today in a society staying active and living longer," said Dr. Rosen.
"While recognition is not the goal, it is truly an honor to be acknowledged by your colleagues who are driven by the same passion," added Dr. Rosen.
Among the first in Houston to offer less invasive endoscopic and arthroscopic procedures for many common hand and upper extremity conditions and injuries, Dr. Rosen is president of the KSF Orthopaedic Surgery Center and on the executive board of the KSF Orthopaedic Center. He is also Co-Chairman of the board of TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital.
Before joining the KSF group of specialized surgeons over 10 years ago, Dr. Rosen completed his internship and residency in general surgery and orthopedics at Stanford University in California and a fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell University Medical College (Weill Medical College of Cornell University) in New York.
Dr. Rosen is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH). He practices at both the KSF Red Oak and Methodist Willowbrook locations in northwest Houston.
To learn more about Dr. Rosen and the treatment options he provides, log onto www.alanrosenmd.com. or Or, call (888) 621-HAND.