At local specialty practice – Vitale brings microsurgical expertise

Orthopedic surgeon Mark Vitale has joined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, PC (ONS) and is now accepting patients at the multispecialty medical practice located at 6 Greenwich Office Park on Valley Drive II.

Dr. Vitale is a specialist in operative and non-operative management of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow disorders. He brings special expertise in microsurgical reconstruction of nerve injuries, treatment of ganglion cysts and upper extremity tendon repair and reconstruction to ONS. In addition, he is considered highly skilled in treatments for arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow, fractures of the upper extremity, rehabilitation of sports injuries, arthroscopic treatment of wrist and elbow disorders and nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

“Dr. Vitale’s experience in microsurgery and other advanced minimally invasive techniques will be a tremendous asset to our patients,” said Dr. John Crowe, a physician at ONS. “Arthritis of the hand is one of the biggest orthopedic problems we see, so we consider it essential that ONS be on the forefront of new procedures and treatments, such as small joint replacement.”

After graduating Tufts University, where he majored in biopsychology, Dr. Vitale earned a doctorate in medicine and a Master’s Degree in public health from Columbia University. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He received fellowship training in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic and was recognized as the Alice D. Jensen fellow in hand surgery.

According to ONS, Dr. Vitale has been a leader in orthopedic and hand surgery research over his career having published more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers and authored book chapters and invited articles. He has given numerous scientific presentations at national and international conferences.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Vitale will present a talk at Greenwich Hospital entitled Hands On, Common Hand Conditions And Their Solutions. The presentation and discussion on common conditions affecting the hand and wrist will include information on carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis of the fingers and wrist, common forms of tendonitis of the wrist and Dupyutren’s contractures of the fingers. Attendees will learn about common misconceptions as well as treatments for these maladies which affect millions of people each year in the US.

For more information about Dr. Vitale and a list of published research, visit

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