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Orthopaedic information you can trust from Your Orthopaedic Connection, a service provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Recommended Web sites

  • Animations of Surgery
    These shoulder and knee animations explain (in a simplified manner) how some common surgeries are performed. Please note that Dr. West may or may not use the techniques described. We would be happy to clarify any questions during your consultation.

  • Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine
    Learn more about the services offered by our group!

  • Glossary of Orthopaedic Words
    We strive to fully explain the terminology used in our field. However, this is a good resource to help you understand what you may have been told by another physician.

  • Information on Sports Related Injuries
    These printable pdf files can help educate you about common problems facing those who are active.

  • Who is Dr. Andrews?
    This ESPN article describes Dr. Andrews' impact on sports medicine.

Contact Information

Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine 18 Medical Park Drive Asheville, NC USA 28803 View map Phone 828.253.7521 Fax 828.251.5992

Other staff in my practice

Christopher T. Lechner, MD
Bruce I. Minkin, MD
James S. Thompson, MD, FACS
Lacy Eugene Thornburg, MD
Terence B. McGhee, MD

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