Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Center of Excellence

The Ortho Illinois Hand, Wrist and Elbow Center is the largest center of specialists in Illinois, with offices in Rockford, Algonquin, and Elgin. Our five board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide treatment of the entire spectrum of hand, wrist, and elbow conditions, from complex hand or elbow reconstruction to chronic conditions like arthritis. Our experienced medical team of Brian Bear, MD, Brian Foster, MD, Kenneth Korcek, MD, and Edric Schwartz, MD use state-of-the-art surgical techniques to restore the function and range of motion to our patient’s active lifestyles. Complimenting the latest diagnostic and surgical techniques is our on-site Hand Therapy Department, where multiple certified hand therapists provide the essential post-operative care needed to optimize the outcome of surgery. Our team is here to help, learn more.

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Comprehensive Care

Where does it hurt?

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Circulation Problems
  • Cysts
  • Fractures
  • Tennis elbow, Epicondylitis
  • Tendon repair
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Golf Elbow
  • Ligament Repair
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2 stretches to relieve tennis elbow pain

“One of the most common conditions I treat is tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis.” says, Dr. Brian Bear

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Patient Stories

Everything I did was painful – just reaching or grabbing for something hurt. The day I first saw Dr. Bear, I could hardly move." - Jane Keutzer’s first impression when she met Dr. Brian Bear. Read the full story.

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