All posts by Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine

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

Dabo Sweeney in Asheville for a fundraiser for WNC Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Dr. West was pleased to help bring Dabo Sweeney to Asheville for a fundraiser for WNC Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Coach Sweeney spoke to 1500 students, coaches, and business leaders at the Biltmore Church in Arden. As a presenting sponsor, Dr. West had the opportunity to meet with Coach Sweeney before the event and continues … Continue reading Dabo Sweeney in Asheville for a fundraiser for WNC Fellowship of Christian Athletes

4 Tips for Using Crutches the Right Way

Are you currently facing a surgery that will have you on crutches for several weeks and wondering how to use them properly? Or are you perhaps using crutches already after injury but are experiencing more discomfort than you’d like? In either case, it’s important to know how to use crutches safely. This will help you … Continue reading 4 Tips for Using Crutches the Right Way

Dr. Christie Lehman Meets with International Leaders in Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

The field of orthopedic medicine is constantly evolving. Among the most exciting and promising changes we’ve seen in recent years are advancements in non-surgical treatments for common bone, muscle and joint disorders. Our own orthobiologics and non-surgical physiatry specialist, Dr. Christie Lehman, recently returned from the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) Annual Conference in Colorado, where … Continue reading Dr. Christie Lehman Meets with International Leaders in Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Carolina Hand Surgeons Reconstruct a Patient’s Thumb Using an Unexpected Resource

Have you ever taken the time to consider how much you use your thumb every day? You’re probably using it right now to scroll down as you read this post. We tend to take our thumbs for granted, but that is no longer the case for one of our patients, who was recently featured in … Continue reading Carolina Hand Surgeons Reconstruct a Patient’s Thumb Using an Unexpected Resource