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Brian J. Bear, MD News

Patient Testimonial Stories

Danielle Wilson: Hand sewn into abdomen to generate new tissue for severed fingers.

Suzette Muck: Cow encounters lead to double hip replacement and thumb surgeries.

Jane Keutzer:  Traveling to Rockford from Peru, IL for shoulder replacement “Best choice I could have made.”

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Publications & Presentations

  • American Association of Hand Surgeons: Annual Meeting, Paper
    Presentation: Arthroscopic Partial Trapeziodectomy with Soft Tissue
    Interposition for Symptomatic Trapezoidmetacarpal Arthritis. Naples, FL
    July 2013
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting:
    Arthroscopic Partial Trapezoidectomy with Soft Tissue Interposition for
    Symptomatic Trapezoidmetacarpal Arthritis. San Antonio, TX. April
    2013
  • Instructor AAOS/ASES Elbow Reconstruction: Arthroscopy,
    Instability, Fracture and Arthroplasty, October 2012
  • Clinical Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting: Arthroscopic Partial
    Trapeziodectomy with Soft Tissue Interposition for Symptomatic
    Trapezoidmetacarpal Arthritis. Chicago, IL 2012
  • Presentation: Elbow Instability, Physical Therapy Power hour April
    2012
  • Presentation: Elbow Instability, Physical Therapy Power hour April
    2012
  • Instructor ASSH/AAOS Essential Arthroscopic Skills, July 29-30,
    2011, Rosemont, IL
  • Presentor ASSH Annual Meeting Healthcare Legislation Update:
    Obamacare and Beyond, September 8-10, Las Vegas, NV
  • Instructor ASSH 2011 Advanced Techniques in Reconstructive Elbow
    Surgery, July 2011
  • Boston, MAInstructor AAOS Distal Radial Fractures and Wrist
    Fracture Dislocation, June 24-26, 2011, Rosemont, IL
  • Instructor AAOS Wrist Injuries: State of the Art: External Fixation
    of the Distal Radius, April 2011, Rosemont, IL
  • Instructor AAOS Wrist Injuries: State of the Art: External Fixation
    of the Distal Radius, April 2011, Rosemont, IL
  • Presentor ASSH Annual Meeting Hand Fracture Dislocations, October
    7-9, 2010,
  • Instructor: ASSH Instructional Course Lecture #017: Fractures of
    the Hand, September 2010, Boston, MA
  • Presentation: Distal Bicep Tendon Repair; AAOS/ASES Meeting,
    October 2010, Rosemont, IL
  • Live Presentation Physical Therapy Power hour: Cadaver Dissection:
    A Demonstration of UE Surgical Techniques, University of IL College of
    Medicine-Rockford, Rockford, IL April 2010
  • Presentation: The Mangled Hand, 1st Annual Orthopedic Trauma
    Symposium, Rockford, IL November 2009
  • Instructor ASSH/AAOS Advanced Techniques in Reconstructive Elbow
    Surgery, June 2009, Rosemont, IL
  • Instructor AAOS/ASE Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder
    Surgery #3314, May 2009, Rosemont, IL
  • Presentation: What’s New In Upper Extremity Surgery; OSF Saint
    Anthony Medical Center May Day Conference, May 2009, Rockford, IL
  • Emergency Room Management; Common Hand Problems, March 2009,
    Association of Occupational Medicine Physicians, Lyle, IL
  • Instructor AAOS Elbow Reconstruction: Arthroscopy, Instability and
    Arthroplasty #3213, December 2008, Rosemont, IL
  • Saleh KJ; Bear B; Bostrom M; Wright T; Sculco TP. Initial Stability
    of Press Fit Acetabular components: A Biomechanical Study. Am J Orthop.
    2008 Oct. 37 (10) 519- 22:
  • Instructor ASSH/AAOS Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopic Techniques and
    Innovations, August 2008, Rosemont, IL
  • Presentation: Anatomy of the Wrist Ligaments: AAOS Wrist and Elbow
    Arthroscopy: Techniques and Innovations, Rosemont, IL August 2008
  • Presentation: Perilunate Injuries: AAOS Wrist and Elbow
    Arthroscopy: Techniques and Innovations, Rosemont, IL August 2008
  • Presentation: Carpe Diem Hand Club Meeting: Lateral Ulnar
    Collateral Ligament Repair in the Unstable Elbow Fracture Dislocation,
    July 2008, Snowmass, CO
  • Instructor AAOS Current Options in the Treatment of Wrist Injuries
    #3205, May 2008, Rosemont, IL
  • Instructor AAES/AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Course, January 2007,
    Rosemont,IL
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty Cost Issues: Bowman Gray School of Medicine
    Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty 1994 Update Bowman Gray School of
    Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Instructor ASSH/AAOS Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopic Techniques and
    Innovations, June 2006, Rosemont, IL
  • Instructor AAOS/ASES Open Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder
    Surgery, January 2006, Rosemont, IL
  • Instructor AAOS/ASES Open Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder
    Surgery, January 2006, Rosemont, IL
  • Instructor AAOA/ASES Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder
    Surgery, April 2005, Rosemont, IL
  • Instructor AAOS/ASES Surgical Techniques and Management of Shoulder
    & Elbow, January 2005, Rosemont, IL
  • Presentation: Partial Wrist Denervation for Treatment of Chronic
    Wrist Pain. Carpe Diem Hand Club, Half Moon Bay, CA 2005
  • Instructor AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy Course, January
    2004, Rosemont, IL
  • Presentation: Interferential Electrical Stimulator for the
    Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis: Presented Carpe Diem Hand Club,
    Jackson Hole, WY 2004
  • Presentation: Importance of Dorsal Radiocarpal Ligament in Wrist
    Exposure. Carpe Diem Hand Club, Nantucket, MA 2003
  • Instructor Advanced Shoulder and Elbow Course, October 30-Nov. 1,
    2003, Rosemont, IL
  • Instructor Advanced Arthroscopic & Open Shoulder Surgery
    #3414,July 2002, Rosemont, IL
  • Chicoye SJ, Bear BJ, Midtling JE: Orthopedics In Rakel RE(ed):
    Textbook of Family Practice, 6th ed. Philadelphia, WB Saunders 2002, pp
    891-949.
  • Biomechanics of the Dorsal Intercarpal and Dorsal Radiocarpal
    Ligaments: Presented Chicago Hand Society, 2001
  • Instructor AAOS Open and Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: Advanced
    Anterior and Posterior Techniques, May 15-17, 1998, Rosemont, IL
  • Initial Stability of Press Fit Acetabular Components; Bear, B.,
    Bostrom, M.; Sculco, T.; Eastern Orthopedic Association, Hilton Head
    Island, North Carolina 1996; AAOS, San Francisco, California 1997.
  • Bear, B.J., Laskin, R.: Dissociation of a Nonmodular, Cemented,
    Metal-backed Acetabular Component. Orthopedics. 20(12); 1179-80,1997
    Dec.
  • Yang, S.S., Williams, R., Bear, B.J.: Leiomyoma of the Hand in a
    Child Who Has the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Journal of Bone &
    Joint Surgery – American Volume. 78(12); 1904-6, 1996 Dec.
  • Relationship of Age to Hospital Cost and Reimbursement for Primary
    Unilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Two-year Comparative Study: Bear,
    B.J., Evanas, B., Salvati, E.: Presented American Academy of
    Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando Florida 1995. Orthopaedic Transactions
    1995.
  • Yang, S.S., Bear, B.J., Weiland, A.J.: Rupture of the Flexor
    Pollicis Longus Tendon after 30 Years by a Retained Foreign Body. JHS
    20B: 6; 803-805, 1995.
  • Fareed, D.O., Bear, B.J.: Microscopic Decompression of the
    Suprascapular Nerve: A New Musculoskeletal Sparing Approach. J. Orthop.
    Tech. Vol 2, #2 June 1994, pp. 69-75
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