BIOGRAPHY
Name

Alex Yevtukh, MD

Biography

Alex grew up in Upstate New York before obtaining his undergraduate degree at SUNY Binghamton. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then began his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He plans to specialize in either Adult Reconstruction or Sports Medicine. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling with his wife, working out, and spending time with his Golden Retriever, Duke.

Topics

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff consists of four muscles around the shoulder that help raise and rotate the arm. The most commonly injured of these muscles is the supraspinatus and occurs in the tendon where the muscle attaches to the humerus upper arm bone (humerus). Rotator cuff tears are generally caused by falls, overuse, or normal aging. Often small tears will lead... Continue Reading

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that most often happens in adulthood. It is caused by the compression of one nerve as it travels under the undersurface of the wrist joint. The space that it travels through is called the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is surrounded by the carpal bones (the floor of the carpal tunnel) and the... Continue Reading

Osteochondral Dissecans (OCD)

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a condition that can develop in a joint, most commonly in the knee, ankle, and elbow. It occurs when a small piece of joint surface begins to crack and loosen. This small fragment of joint surface can then separate from the surrounding area. The cause is not entirely known, however it’s thought that it’s likely caused... Continue Reading

Elbow Arthritis

Elbow arthritis can be caused by a number of conditions. It is most commonly caused by “wear and tear”, or osteoarthritis. This usually develops over a long time, up to several decades. It could also be from a condition similar to rheumatoid arthritis where an inflammatory process can destroy cartilage and bone inside the elbow. Lastly, it can be caused... Continue Reading

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome refers to chronic back pain that occurs greater than six months after a spine surgery. In other words, it’s when a spine surgery does not achieve its desired effect. There are multiple causes, some of which include inadequate diagnosis prior to the initial surgery, recurrent disc herniations, scar tissue around nerves, muscle deconditioning, or the progression... Continue Reading