Dr. Joseph Schreiber Publishes Article in the Journal of Hand Surgery

January 8, 2018 | By: Raleigh Orthopaedic Team

Joseph Schreiber, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic recently had an article accepted for publication in the January 2018  issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery – the premier journal for reporting advances in the field and Hand Wrist surgery.

The study, “Changes in Local Bone Density in Early Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Osteoarthritis” looks at the relationship between osteoporosis and developing arthritis at the base of the thumb.  Thumb arthritis is a common cause of discomfort when writing and when pinching and grasping objects, such as opening jars, or grasping doorknobs or keys.  Read more about thumb arthritis here.

Dr. Schreiber is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in hand surgery. Prior to joining Raleigh Orthopaedic in September 2016, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergraduate degree. Prior to medical school, he spent a year completing a research fellowship at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France while also taking classes at the University of Paris.  He then received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he completed his surgical internship at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.  After residency, he spent additional time learning hand surgery at Oxford University and the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in England.  He completed his training with a hand and upper limb surgery fellowship at Stanford University.

Dr. Schreiber has authored over 20 peer-reviewed original research publications on hand, wrist and elbow pathology in many of the top journals in orthopaedic surgery, including the Journal of Hand Surgery, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  He has presented over 40 scientific studies at various national and international orthopaedic conferences.  He has additionally authored multiple book chapters, received several research grants, and been awarded for a top paper at a scientific meeting on three occasions.  During his residency, Dr. Schreiber was awarded the Russell Warren, MD Research Award for demonstrating excellence in orthopaedic basic science and translational research.  He is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.