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Evan D. Collins

Evan Collins

Texas Medical Center - Main Office
6560 Fannin Street, Scurlock Tower, Suite 410
Houston, TX 77030


Texas (TX)

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T: 877-726-9362
F: 713-790-2142

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Evan D. Collins is the chief of the Houston Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center, and the hand specialist at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is one of the top orthopaedic surgeons in Texas specializing in hand, wrist and elbow. Recognized for his work in carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, Dupuytren’s disease and osteoarthritis, he specializes in endoscopic procedures, needle aponeurotomy, injection therapy and joint reconstruction. His work is published internationally, and he frequently treats athletes and musicians.

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About Evan Collins

Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Graduation Year: 1992

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Honors and Awards:

Dr. Collins was recognized as a Halliburton Hometown Hero for his care of injuried civilian workers returning from Iraq.

Halliburton Hometown Hero, Texas Medical Center, 2005

Dr. Collins was recognized for his outstanding spinal research.

Hibbs Award, Scoliosis Research Society, 1994

Outstanding Academic Achievement, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1992

Dr. Collins was recognized for his outstanding achievement in surgical research.

Jackson H. Stuckey Award for Outstanding Achievement in Surgical Research, Jackson H. Stuckey Awarding Committee, 1992

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, AOAMS, 1991

Special Licenses/Certifications:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH)

Professional Activity:

Chief of the Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center at the Texas Medical Center

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon in The Methodist Hospital Department of Orthopaedics


Academic Positions

Assistant Professor - Weill Medical College Cornell University and the Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery


Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship Director at Baylor College of Medicine.


Community Service:

Dr. Collins gives seminars and talks on repetitive stress and overuse conditions affecting professional performning artists today.

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Latest publication

Collins ED. Radial ridge excision for symptomatic volar tendon subluxation following deQuervain's release. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2014;18(3):143-45.

Other publications

  1. Gorniak SL, Collins ED, Staines G, Brooks FA, Young RV. The Impact of Musical Training on Hand Biomechanics in Strong Musicians. Hand. 2018 April 1:1558944718772388. doi: 10.1177/1558944718772388 [epub ahead of print].

  2. Collins ED. Radial ridge excision for symptomatic volar tendon subluxation following de Quervain’s release. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2014; 18(3):143-45.

  3. Collins ED. Magnetic resonance imaging technology in evaluating the presence and integrity of the anterior oblique ligament of the thumb. Orthopedic Reviews. 2012 May; 4(2):e23.

  4. Collins ED, Vossoughi F. A three-dimensional analysis of the sigmoid notch. Orthopedic Reviews; 2011 Sept; 3(2):e17.

  5. Collins ED, Hildreth DH, Jafarnia K. A Clinical Study of Extracorporeal Shockwaves for the Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2011 March/April; 22(2):185-192.

  6. Collins ED. An Imaging and Anatomic Study of the Pisiform Bone/Ulnar Nerve Tech Hand Upp Extrem Surg, 2010 September; 14(3):150-4.

  7. Collins ED, Nola J. Spider Plate Fixation, No Significant Improvement in Limited Wrist Arthrodesis. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 2008 June; 12(2):94-99.

  8. Jafarnia K, Collins ED, Kohl III HW, Bennett JB, Ilahi OA. Reliability of Lichtman classification of Kienbock’s Disease, J Hand Surg (Am), 2000 May; 25A(3):529-34.

  9. Collins ED, Jafarnia K, Lichtman DM. Proximal row carpectomy. Atlas of Hand Clinics. 1999; 4(2):145-61.

  10. Katzman B, Klein DM, Garven TC, Caligiuri DA, Kung J, Collins ED. Anatomy and histology of the A5 pulley. J Hand Surg (Am), 1998 Jul; 23A(4):653-7.

  11. Tornetta III P, Collins ED. The semiextended position for intramedullary nailing of the tibia. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1996 Jul; (328):185–9.

  12. Auerbach DM, Collins ED. An unusual fracture dislocation pattern in a patient with an OSlunotriquetrium. Am J Orthop, 1995 Sep; 24(9):714–17.

  13. Auerbach DM, Collins ED, Kunkle KL, Monsanto EH. The radial sensory nerve. An anatomic study. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 1994 Nov; (308):241–9.

  14. Arneric SP, Collins ED, Bhatnager RK, Long JP. Is domperidome a selective peripheral dopamine receptor antagonist in vivo? Neuropharmacology, 1982 Dec; 21(12):1317–21.

Book Chapters

1. Wiesel S. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Vol 4 (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins): Volar Wedge Bone Grafting and Internal Fixation of Scaphoid Nonunions, Chapter HA-043, 2011:2266-2272, 2010.

2. Carpal Fracture – Dislocations: Post Operative Rehabilitation of Carpal Dislocations and Fracture Dislocations: Chapter 9, pp. 75- 84, 2002.

3. Orthopaedics: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in the Upper Extremity, Section 12, Chapter 33, pp. 361 – 369, 1999.

4. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 6: Distal Radius Fracture, Distal Ulna Joint Injuries, Wrist Instability and Carpal Fractures and Dislocations, Chapter 33, pp 361 – 369, 1999.

5. Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Chapter 17, pp.255-259, 2006.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Named to the advisor board for the Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM)

Obtained MBA from Rice University's School of Graduate Studies



Dr. Collins talks about the different types of plates and screws used in fractures of the hand, wrist and elbow.

Fracture Fixation plates,

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