Category Archives: News Around the Practice

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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Bruce Minkin MD in the New Yorker!

Check out this throwback from past, published six years ago today. This article for the July 25th, 2005 issue of the New Yorker features Dr. Minkin. It’s full of interesting tales of medical practice yesterday and today. Enjoy! New Yorker  or download a pdf of the full article.

Outpatient Shoulder Replacement is Here at Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine

Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine surgeon Jesse L. West IV, MD successfully completed the first outpatient shoulder replacement at the Asheville Surgery Center in January of this year. Dr. West has since performed numerous successful outpatient shoulder replacements including hemi-arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, and humeral resurfacing. All of these patients went home comfortable the day of surgery. This advancement … Continue reading Outpatient Shoulder Replacement is Here at Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine

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Our New Office

New Asheville Main Office opening on Monday April 4! This state-of-the-art 20,000 square-foot building will combine our McDowell physician clinics and Oakland therapy clinics to one location at Regional Medical Park. On the hill at the Sweeten Creek Road exit (#51) off I-40, both long-distance and local patients will find it easier to reach our … Continue reading Our New Office