Hand Surgeons Martinsburg WV

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Ralph Lawrence Kercheval, DDS
(304) 263-5963
604 Wilson St
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas Eldon Knutson
(304) 263-5129
1008 Tavern Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ernesto Nieto, MD
(813) 884-1453
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1966

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Vincent D Waldron
(304) 263-0811
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Patrick Cincinnati
(304) 263-5129
1008 Tavern Road
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John A Draper, MD
(304) 263-6728
309 Medical Ct
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: City Hosp, Martinsburg, Wv
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Offices

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Rudolf Karl Lemperg, MD
(304) 263-1830
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Graz, Med Fak, Graz (407-27 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1949

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Clifford Sperow, MD FACS
105 S Raleigh St
Martinsburg, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1956

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Autumn D Kercheval, DDS
(304) 263-5963
604 Wilson St
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Troy Dale Foster
(304) 263-5129
1008 Tavern Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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