Hand Surgeons Shepherdsville KY

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Maynard Le Roy Stetten, MD
(502) 957-3940
PO Box 250
Hillview, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1963

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Richard H DuBou
(502) 933-1100
9702 Stonestreet Rd
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Dr.Michael Casnellie
(502) 935-8061
9300 Stonestreet Rd # 200
Louisville, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Alan I Roth
(502) 933-9902
9822 Old Third Street Rd
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Andrew L DeGruccio
(502) 762-9528
9370 Cedar Center Way
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Norris M Langford, DMD
(502) 968-5324
Bittersweet Shopping Ctr 4406 St Rita Dr
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Thomas Casnellie
(502) 935-8061
9300 Stonestreet Rd
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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David P Rouben
(502) 935-8061
9300 Stonestreet Rd
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Kimberly Renee Foushee, DMD
(502) 239-0013
9127 Fern Creek Rd
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Alan Irvin Roth, MD
(502) 933-9902
9822 3rd Street Rd
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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