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Dr. Ramsey Ellis

Plastic Surgery
Elmhurst, IL
22 years experience female

Locations

Midwest Hand Surgery

Elmhurst, IL

Address

1200 S. York Road, Elmhurst, IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna

United HealthCare Insurance Company

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Plastic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Polish

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
6-8 weeks: Time to fracture healing depends upon many factors including tobacco use, medical conditions, and the "architecture" of the fracture. However, uncomp... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
6 weeks: The majority of wrist fractures heal witin 6 weeks. However, fractures of the scaphoid bone can require longer due to the unique blood supply to this... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Strain/sprain: Your symptoms are consistent with a muscle strain or ligament sprain. Consider nsaids, rest, ice. If persistent, seek evaluation with hand surgeon.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
The warning signs: Would be expanding area of redness, streaking redness, drainage from the area, and any fevers/chills. If you have any of these signs, get evaluated f... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes, 20 minutes: Yes, for up to 20 minutes. The most important question: is there just redness or is there blistering or is it pale and leathery? If only redness or b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It varies...: Treatment for hand and finger stiffness depends on the reason for stiffness. If significant swelling is present, ice or cool water soaks may help dec... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
De Quervain's: De Quervain's tendonitis is a tendonitis of the first dorsal extensor compartment of the wrist. This compartment contains tendons that help move the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Hand evaluation: Metacarpal fractures are best treated by a surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgeon. A hand therapy program can be prescribed by your... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fall: The most common mechanism of injury for a colles fracture is fall onto an outstretched wrist. These fractures sometimes require operative treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Swelling and pain: Fractures of the wrist typically result in swelling, pain with movement, and pain to the touch.
A member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Hand surgeon stat: It is imperative that he be seen by a hand surgeon asap. Pins can become infected and lead to bone infection, also known as osteomyelitis. Osteomyelit... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Steroid injection: Steroid injection can temporarily relieve symptoms of numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, and long finger. The classic signs of carpal tunnel ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
6 weeks minimum: Recovery following surgical treatment of a finger fracture is variable, but bony healing requires 4-6 weeks at the minimum. Depending upon the type o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Treatment options: Include splinting, closed reduction of the fracture with or without pins, or open reduction of the fracture. Choice of treatment will depend upon ho... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Numbness & tingling: Numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in the thumb, index and long finger are very common in carpal tunnel syndrome. Awakening from sleep and "sh... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
NO!: If hand function is normal and you can live with the appearance of the "recessed knuckle", don't have surgery. Risks clearly outweigh benefits.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Rheumatology eval: I agree, hand swelling in the absence of trauma should be evaluated by a rheumatologist.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Numbness & tingling: Numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in the thumb, index and long finger are very common in carpal tunnel syndrome. Awakening from sleep and "sh... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Nerve vs. tendon: Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons. Tendons connect muscles to bones in order to produce movement. Overuse or strain can lead to tendoniti... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Consult hand surgeon: Chronic thrombosis of the radial artery should be treated if there is inadequate blood supply to the hand. The most important question is: is the uln... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
How numb?: Is the numbness worse after surgery? If you had an endoscopic carpal tunnel release, numbness can be exacerbated immediately post-surgery. Numbness ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ellis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ellis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

Washington University/Barnes Hospital

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