Hand Surgeons Sharpsburg GA

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Dr.Chad Kessler
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E # 2100
Newnan, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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George M Ballantyne, MD
(770) 502-2158
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1983

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Michael V Cushing
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Chad Michael Kessler, MD
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jayson Alan McMath
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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George M Ballantyne
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James R Long, DMD
(770) 461-9642
84 Jefferson Pkwy Ste B
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael P Gruber
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Steven M. Wanderman
(770) 631-6410
211 Prime Pt
Peachtree City, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Piedmont Fayette
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Jack H Powell
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
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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