Hand Surgeons Columbia SC

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John Talley Parrott, MD
(803) 256-4107
PO Box 1899 1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1979

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Frederick Charles Piehl, MD
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael R Ugino
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Thomas P Gross
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Sterling McCain
(803) 254-8800
1812 Hampton St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Frank Bethea
(803) 806-8198
1301 Taylor St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Coleman Deane Fowble
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ross D Lynch
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Coleman Deane Fowble, MD
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michael Scott Green, MD
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1981

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First-Hand Results of Hand Surgery

Do you ever wonder how doctors come up with new ways of doing surgery? Would you want to be the first one they tried a new method on? Fortunately, you won't have to. Tests are done first using animals or cadavers (human bodies preserved for study). One example is a new repair method for tendons in the hand.Recent studies have shown that early movement after hand surgery has the best results. Knowing this, doctors have used cadavers to try out different ways to make stitches (sutures). It is important to tie sutures that will not tear during early movement. The sutures must be thin enough to allow the tendon to move or glide. A stronger but less bulky repair and smoother tendon motion keep scar tissue from forming.By using cadavers, doctors can try different repair methods and see the results right away. They can observe how well the tendon glides. The strength of the repaired tendon can also be measured. Using cadavers allows doctors to test how much load the sutures can handle. New computer technology and software allow a step-by-step process to gradually increase the pressure placed on the repaired tendon. Improved methods in surgery mean earlier and faster rehabilitation and recovery for patients.

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David W. Sanders, MD, et al. The Effect of Flexor Tendon Repair Bulk on Tendon Gliding During Simulated Active Motion: An In Vitro Comparison of Two-Strand and Six-Strand Techniques. In The Journal of Hand Surgery. September 2001. Vol. 26A. No...

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