Hand Surgeons Somerville MA

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Brian J Awbrey MD
(617) 726-3808
151 Merrimac St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Leo Joseph Troy
(617) 491-6766
300 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Francis Connor
(617) 864-1924
300 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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James Edward Phillips
(617) 491-6766
300 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mercedes D Von Deck
(617) 665-1566
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lawrence Ira Karlin, MD
(617) 355-6021
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA
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Children's Hospital Boston Orthopaedic Surger
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Gerald Gary Steinberg, MD
(508) 856-2336
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1969

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Robert Ernst Miegel
(617) 491-6766
300 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James A Karlson, MD
(617) 738-8642
300 Mount Auburn St Ste 505
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1988

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Joseph E Noonan Jr, MD
(425) 883-5151
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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