Category Archives: News Around the Practice

Dr. Chris Lechner Alone: A Swimmer’s Journey

 Dr. Chris Lechner is a 56-year-old American hand surgeon, standup paddler and open water swimmer from Asheville, North Carolina. He has paddled solo 277 miles (446 km) along the French Broad River in North Carolina and attempted a solo, non-escorted 80-mile (128.7 km) open water swim across Lake Michigan with only a paddleboard, IOLITE … Continue reading Dr. Chris Lechner Alone: A Swimmer’s Journey

Young woman regains use of her right hand with reconstructive hand surgery

Katylyn is a 19-year-old female who was involved in a car accident which resulted in the traumatic amputation of her left index finger. She also had numerous glass shards in her hand. She had emergency surgery which left her with an unsightly index finger amputation stump. After discussion with the patient and her family members, … Continue reading Young woman regains use of her right hand with reconstructive hand surgery

Lechner Tackles the Tuck

A swimmer, paddle boarder, kayaker Chris Lechner’s enjoys all aspects of water and finds deep meaning in each adventure. He has shared a few of his adventures previously with Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine. Now, he has completed a SUP first descent of the Tuckasegee River in North Carolina. The best part was that he shared the adventure with his sons … Continue reading Lechner Tackles the Tuck