Category Archives: News Around the Practice

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

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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