Category Archives: News Around the Practice

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

Dr. Bruce Minkin’s Adventures with Jaguars, Bushwacking & Underground Caves in Belize

What does a Carolina Hand surgeon do for vacation? For Dr. Minkin, it’s an adventure deep beneath the earth’s surface (just a quick glance at the beautiful photos on his bio may give that away). He recently took a trip to Central America, where he and a local crew enjoyed a multi-day expedition through the … Continue reading Dr. Bruce Minkin’s Adventures with Jaguars, Bushwacking & Underground Caves in Belize

5 Questions Doctors Have About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

When it comes to platelet rich plasma (PRP), it seems everyone has questions. While PRP therapy has been used for years, it’s still a new technique in the orthopedic world—and many still wonder if it has a place in modern orthopedic treatment. The Ortho Biologics Institute (TOBI) holds an annual meeting focused on PRP and … Continue reading 5 Questions Doctors Have About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

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