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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine

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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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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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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Dr. Lechner Swim-a-thon

Dr. Chris Lechner is supporting Asheville Community Yoga in its Yoga-thon/Swima-thon fundraiser by swimming across Lake Michigan on August 5, 2015. Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine is supporting him in this endeavor. Please follow link to pledge your support! Thank you.…
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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…
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