PRESS RELEASE
January 26, 2009

Leading Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist Dr. David Hildreth Featured on World Renowned Medical Site, ORLive.com, Performing Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Dr. Hildreth is Featured Performing his Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release on the Medical Website Known for Showcasing the Latest Surgical Techniques and Leading Physicians from Around the World

HOUSTON - Known as one of Houstonís leading orthopedic surgeons treating conditions and injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, Dr. David Hildreth was recently featured on ORLive.com demonstrating one of his most popular procedures, which is drawing patients from across the United States - his less invasive Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release.

The procedure is featured among Specialties/Orthopedic on www.orlive.com and depicts Dr. Hildreths minimally invasive approach to one of the most common upper extremity repetitive stress conditions seen in orthopedics.

An associate professor at The Methodist Hospital System and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Dr. Hildreth has spent much of his career training some of Houston's best orthopedic surgeons. He is the hand, wrist and elbow specialist in orthopedic surgery at the Richmond Bone & Joint Clinic and has performed thousands of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release procedures.

In the newly featured ORLive.com video, both the teacher and the surgeon are revealed as he walks patients through his approach to the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release.

"I am pleased that ORLive.com is featuring my video of this procedure, as it shows patients how clean and fast this surgical procedure can be. Understanding exactly what is involved in such a procedure is generally more reassuring to those anxious about a surgical procedure," said Dr. Hildreth.

Dr. Hildreth is renowned for his work in treating some of the most common injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. He also recently added a new Needle Aponeurotomy surgical procedure to his treatment options for patients suffering from Dupuytren's Contracture and was named for the second year in a row among the Texas Monthly list of Super Doctors.

ORLive.com is the leading medical website featuring live and on-demand webcasts of breakthrough medical procedures available today - from world renowned medical professionals and hospitals. It delivers high-quality, relevant content featuring the latest surgical and clinical advances from a medical professional perspective.

To learn more about Dr. Hildreth's Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release and other hand and upper extremity treatment options, log onto www.davidhildrethmd.com to learn more, or call (281) 344-1715 to speak to a member of his staff and make an appointment.