One of the World’s Leading Experts

Dr. Tyson Cobb, certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, began his career at the Texas Tech School of Medicine. After graduating, he simultaneously completed his surgical residency and earned his MS in Biomedical Sciences at the renowned Mayo Clinic. Following these accomplishments, he obtained further expertise with a Fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Texas. He relocated to the Davenport and Quad Cities area in 2000 to join the Orthopaedic Specialists team, where he served as the Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center. Dr. Cobb is frequently invited to lecture and instruct skilled surgeons from around the globe in the techniques and technology he has devoted his career to developing. By helping to advance the field of minimally invasive hand and upper extremity surgery, he hopes to improve the quality of life for patients around the world.
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Dr.Tyson Cobb MD |Experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon in Iowa

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

* Magna Cum Laude
* Phi Eta Sigma - Honor Society
* Honor Student Council
* Honors Research Program

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

May 1991

School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas

*President and founding member, Interact Club 1988-89
*Vice President, Surgery Club 1988-89
*Social committee

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine,

*Mayo Microvascular Surgical Techniques
Training Course
*Research Committee

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester

Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences -Orthopedics

University of Texas Health Sciences Center,

David P. Green, M.D.
Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
San Antonio, Texas
Aug 1996 - July 1997

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers.The entire hand is affected in some patients. Symptoms typically start gradually and during the night. Pain may extend up the arm. Weak grip strength may occur and after a long period of time the muscles at the base of the thumb may waste away. In more than half of cases both sides are affected

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is the term used for the symptoms caused by ulnar nerve compression in the elbow/forearm region. It is the second most frequent peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome.Ulnar nerve compression leads to tingling (needles and pins) in the small and ring fingers and in a later stage to complete loss of sensation and to weakness and paralysis of the hand.he cause of this nerve problem is often unknown, young and old otherwise healthy individuals may be affected. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome can be associated with previous elbow trauma, elbow osteoarthritis and diabetic neuropathy.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more common in hospitals. These procedures are performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening. Because the incisions are small, patients tend to have quicker recovery times and less discomfort than with conventional surgery — all with the same benefits.During a minimally invasive procedure, surgeons make several small incisions in the skin — just a few millimeters, in some cases.

A long, thin tube with a miniature camera attached at the end (called an endoscope) is passed through one of the incisions. Images from the endoscope are projected onto monitors in the operating room so surgeons can get a clear (and magnified) view of the surgical area. Special instruments are passed through the other openings. These instruments allow the surgeon to perform the surgery by exploring, removing, or repairing whatever’s wrong inside the body


  • Patrick J. Kelly Research Award

    Mayo Clinic, RochesterDecember 1993

  • Mark B. Coventry Research Award

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MinnesotaJune 1993

  • Outstanding Nerve Presentation

    American Society for Peripheral Nerve, and American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Puerto Rico, January 2007

  • Outstanding Nerve Presentation

    Combined Annual Meeting of American Association for Hand Surgery, American Society for Peripheral Nerve, and American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Los Angeles, CA, January 2008

  • Becker’s Healthcare Review

    45 of the Best Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeons in America,        March 9, 2011.10 Orthopedic and Spine Physicians Leaders, October 18, 2010.

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery                                                                                        July 1999
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications inSurgery of the Hand                                                              August 28, 2000