Hand Surgeons Mankato MN

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Kyle Christopher Swanson
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Carlin L Wiemers, DDS
(507) 388-2989
120 E Main St
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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R Wynn Kearney, MD
(507) 386-6600
PO Box 4369
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1967

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William Howard Laney
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gene Earl Swanson
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premier Dr
Mankato, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven Bruce Curtis, MD
(507) 386-6600
PO Box 4369
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn; Waseca Area Med Ctr, Waseca, Mn
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Fracture Clnc Pa

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Scott Robert Stevens
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Elmer W Lippmann, MD
(507) 388-6265
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Edwin Dexter Harrington
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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R Wynn Kearney Jr, MD
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premiere Dr
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn; Madelia Community Hospital, Madelia, Mn
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Fracture Clnc Pa

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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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