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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
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Dr. Chris Lechner Alone: A Swimmer’s Journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZcM7XOwzWk 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,…
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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
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Dr. West presenting sponsor for annual Young Life Clay Shoot

Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine presents the 9th Annual Young Life BLASTERS Clay Shoot at the Biltmore Estate Friday, April 26, 2019. See details below… https://fs19.formsite.com/cmaslin/hn9qjqfjgn/index.html
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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
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Young woman regains use of her right hand with reconstructive hand surgery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJmnLcNydik 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…
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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
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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…
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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
https://www.carolinahand.com/?p=438

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,…
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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
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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…
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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Bone & Joint Health

2017 is almost history—time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions. We have a few that anyone can benefit from, as they all work together to help your bones and joints stay strong, healthy, and pain-free! Plus, they’re easy to incorporate…
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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
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Cast Care: How to Keep Your Cast Comfortable and Clean

If you’ve broken a bone, you’re going to need to keep the affected joints immobilized for a period of time to ensure the tissues heal correctly. In many cases, there’s no better way to safely immobilize the area—and ensure as…
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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
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Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? And How Can I Treat It?

If you work at a computer (or have a job that involves repetitive motion) and are experiencing wrist pain, you’ve likely wondered if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms are both uncomfortable and frustrating, especially when you need your…
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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
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5 Reasons You Keep Getting Injured (And What to Do to Reduce Sports Injury Risk)

I’m cool with sitting on the bench in a cast all season. Said no athlete, ever. Sometimes injury is unavoidable, thanks to the perfect combination of circumstances or an opposing player’s blunders. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook.…
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