Hand Surgeons North Pole AK

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David Meyer
(907) 353-5418
1060 Gaffney Rd, #7440
Ft. Wainwright, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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George Richard Vrablik, MD
(907) 452-5771
1919 Lathrop St Ste 108
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak

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Jeffrey A Mark, DMD
(907) 457-7878
114 Minnie St Ste B
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ross Nathan Brudenell
(907) 451-6561
751 Old Richardson Hwy
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Cary S Keller
(907) 451-6561
751 Old Richardson Hwy
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Bradford M Matthews
(907) 353-5418
1060 Gaffney Rd # 7440
Ft Wainwright, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Henry Cobden, MD
(907) 374-6602
506 Gaffney Rd Ste 200
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak
Group Practice: Tanana Valley Clinic

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David Matthew Witham, MD
(907) 459-3573
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1982

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Todd Zane Wentz, DDS
(907) 452-7223
420 College Rd Ste 205
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark Alan Wade
(907) 479-2663
1905 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
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.

Reference: 

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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