Category Archives: Dr. Chris Lechner

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

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

D. Lechner Tells the Story of Reattaching a Patient’s Hand

Dr. Lechner was interviewed by news media at Mission Hospital one week after reattaching teen’s hand severed in accident. Above is the video clip of that interview (don’t worry–no graphic images of hand surgery are shown). CitizenTimes