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Meet Dr. Lax Bhandari

Meet Dr. Lax Bhandari

Kleinert Kutz’s Newest Physician

August 1st, 2019

You may already know Kleinert Kutz’s newest physician, Dr. Laxminarayan “Lax” Bhandari. He is a most welcome returning presence to our practice.

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Meet Kim Jongmin

Meet Kim Jongmin

A Life of Purpose and Service

July 26th, 2019

This week, we are happy to introduce you to Kleinert Kutz fellow, Dr. Kim Jongmin. Kim decided he wanted to be a doctor after he studied the life and work of Nobel Prize winner, Albert Schweitzer

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Meet Ahad Abdulhameed Attiah

Meet Ahad Abdulhameed Attiah

Making a Contribution

July 18th, 2019

Kleinert Kutz fellow, Ahad Abdulhameed Attiah, has traveled halfway around the world to practice with us here in Louisville. But he takes a world view on his purpose and place in life.

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Meet Rob Lane

Getting to Know Your Fellow

July 10th, 2019

Dr. Robert Lane has always been drawn to helping people. It’s what led him to practice medicine. And what led him to Kleinert Kutz was a desire to train with “the best.”

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Meet Mario Ledesma

It's the Care That Matters

July 1st, 2019
Kleinert Kutz fellow, Mario Abraham Almaraz Ledesma, says he wanted to become a doctor because, “I always wanted to feel that I was doing something good for someone else.”

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Meet Ann Buchanan, APRN

Right Where She Belongs

June 20th, 2019
Some people stumble into their profession, others find their careers later in life, but for Ann Buchanan, NP-C, this is a calling.

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Meet Elizabeth Guernsey

June 16th, 2019

Meet Elizabeth Guernsey

Honoring Family - Elizabeth Guernsey has been a Nurse Practitioner with Kleinert Kutz for 11 years. It only takes a few minutes of chatting with her to learn that family is important to this Otisco, Indiana native.

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Meet Claire Watkins, PA

June 3rd, 2019

Foot Sports Led Claire Watkins To Hand Care

Physician Assistant Claire Watkins played soccer in high school, and without knowing it at the time, that set her on her future career in healthcare.

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It’s All About Helping People

May 23rd, 2019

If you want to help as many people as possible, you may want to take a page from Andrew Guenthart’s book. At one point, he thought of being a lawyer. But lucky for us -- and his patients -- this fellow chose a different path.

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Getting to Know Michael Moneyhon

May 10th, 2019

Fellow Michael Moneyhon is happy to tell you that he is right where he wants to be. “The Kleinert Kutz fellowship program has trained some of the world’s best surgeons and is renowned for its major advancements in hand surgery.” Coming here, says Michael simply, “was my top choice.”

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Know This Fellow? Brent Trull

May 2nd, 2019

Hailing from Canada and educated in Ireland, Brent Trull is now here in Louisville practicing hand care medicine with us. This week, we’re happy to introduce you to Fellow and world traveler, Brent Trull.

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A Good Fellow to Know Ayush Bhakta Shrestha

April 25th, 2019

Fellow Ayush Bhakta Shrestha has traveled half way around the world to study and practice with Kleinert Kutz. He says he was drawn to our fellowship program because we’re “the rock stars of hand surgery.” We think Dr. Shrestha is pretty rockin’ too, so we sat down for a chat with him.

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Meet Your Therapist: Julie Sheldon

April 18th, 2019

Meet Your Therapist Getting to Know Julie Sheldon -If you ask Certified Hand Therapist Julie Sheldon what led her to where she is today, it’s plain to see that helping people overcome physical challenges has been a major motivator in her life. In this post, we’re happy to introduce you to Ohio native and podcast listener, Julie Sheldon.

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Meet Your Therapist: Holly Habeed

April 11th, 2019 2019

Louisville native Holly Habeeb has been following her passion and helping patients since she was in high school. In this post, we are happy to introduce you to Physical Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist, Holly Habeeb.

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Meet the Therapist: Jackson Gall, OT

March 26th, 2019

In this week’s blog, we are introducing you to Jackson Gail. He works primarily in our Indiana and Downtown Louisville office. Jackson graduated from the University of Mississippi with his Bachelor's degree and then continued his education at Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Services, where he received his Masters in Occupational Therapy.

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Meet the Therapist: Who is Shay Andres?

March 21st, 2019

Shana Andres works in our downtown Louisville office. She is a graduate of IUS and attended graduate school at Spalding University. She has worked as a therapist for CMKI/KKA for 5 months.

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Meet the Therapist: Who is Jen King?

February 22nd, 2019

Jen King works in our Chamberlain Lane office. She is a graduate of Centre College in Danville, KY and has worked as a therapist for CMKI/KKA for 3 1/2 years.

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Meet the Therapist: Who is Laurie Newsome?

February 14th, 2019

Laurie Newsome works in our downtown office. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has worked as a therapist for CMKI/KKA for 28 years.

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Frostbite

December 28th, 2018

What You Need to Know about Frost Bite!

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Who is Dr. Palazzo?

November 29th, 2018

This is our fourth blog in our Meet the Doctor’s series. Today, we are getting to know Dr. Michelle D. Palazzo.

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Show Us Your Hands

November 15th, 2018

Volunteering Photo Contest

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Who is Dr. Moreno?

November 7th, 2018

This is our fourth blog in our Meet the Doctor’s series. Today, we are getting to know Dr. Rodrigo Moreno.

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Pumkin Decorating Photo Contest

October 10th, 2018, 2018

Win a $50.00 Local Candy Store Gift Certificate. Kleinert Kutz is proud to present this pumpkin decorating photo contest. This contest is to promote safe hand care during the Halloween season. We recommend that the safest way to display your pumpkins is by decorating instead of carving them.

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Questions and Answers with Dr. Margaret Napolitano

October 5th, 2018, 2018

This is our third blog in our Meet the Doctor’s series. Today, we are getting to know Margaret Napolitano, MD, FACS a bit better.

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Questions and Answers with Dr. Tsu-Min Tsai

September 27th, 2018

Dr. Tsai spends his work weeks between our Downtown, East Louisville, and New Albany, IN offices and is a 1961 National Taiwan University, Republic of China graduate. His postgraduate training was completed at both National Taiwan University Hospital and the University of Louisville Hospital.

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Questions and Answers with Dr. Thomas Wolff

September 18th, 2018

The person we are highlighting is Dr. Wolff. Dr. Wolff works mostly in our Downtown Louisville Office and our New Albany, IN offices and is a 1969 graduate of Indiana University and received his postgraduate training in Orthopedics at Charlotte Memorial Hospital in North Carolina.

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September Community Blog

September 13th, 2018

At Kleinert Kutz, our staff loves the community! We show it by helping others and participating in community events. In September, we are assisting the Louisville-based nonprofit, Waterstep. We also were involved in the Louisville Dragon Boat Festival.

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Certified Hand Therapist

August 29th, 2018

Depending on the hand injury, our doctors may recommend a therapist trained in hand and upper arm quadrants.  We refer patients for various reasons to a therapist, some of the common reasons are:

Jammed fingers, Wrist fractures, Elbow fractures, and painful wrist movement.

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Patient Experience

August 23rd, 2018

When making an appointment at Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center, we find it valuable for our patients to know what to expect. In this blog post, we break down the team that follows your case while you are a patient.

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Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis

July 30th, 2018

We can understand the confusion that patients have self-diagnosing themselves with carpal tunnel syndrome since carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist and thumb tendonitis has such similar symptoms.

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Plastic Surgeons Transplant Tissue between Identical Twins

November 22, 2017

Louisville, KY USA - In a combined surgery at Jewish Hospital lasting over 14 hours, plastic surgeons from Kleinert Kutz and Associates, the Christine M Kleinert Institute, and the University of Louisville transplanted abdominal skin and fat from Craig’s abdomen to create a new breast for Adair 3 weeks ago on October 31, 2017.

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Dr. Erdogan Atasoy

Louisville, KY October 24, 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Erdogan Atasoy. Dr. Atasoy was a legend and innovator in the field of upper extremity nerve compression, especially thoracic outlet syndrome. He has written multiple chapters and more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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Football Injuries

Louisville, KY September 12, 2017

Football injuries are quite common. Of all football injuries among high school and college players, approximately 30% affect the hands and arms.

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Farm Safety Tips

Louisville, KY September 12, 2017

We see many hand, wrist and arm injuries during the harvest season due to accidents with farm equipment. To minimize the risk of injury, please follow the safety tips below:

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Power Tools

Louisville, KY August 29th, 2017

Attention DIYers! According to the CDC, more than 67,000 do-it-yourselfers suffer power tool injures each year. Follow these safety tips to help avoid traumatic hand or arm injuries.

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VolleyBall Injuries

Louisville, KY August 17th, 2017

Between serves, spikes, blocks and setups, it’s no surprise that we see so many volleyball players with injuries to the fingers, hands and arms.

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Lawn Mower Safety

Louisville, KY July 21th, 2017

Summer has arrived, which means warmer weather and longer days. Unfortunately, the summer months bring us numerous emergencies caused by lawn mowers- almost all of which are preventable with proper operation and precaution.

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Sparklers

Louisville, KY June 26th, 2017

Did you know that sparklers can burn up to 2000 degrees? An accident can quickly lead to severe skin burns or even ignite clothing. Check out our sparkler safety tips for ways to help avoid serious injuries this 4th of July.

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Fireworks Safety 2017

Louisville, KY June 19th, 2017

June is Fireworks Safety Month! Fireworks accidents can quickly lead to devastation as many result in severe burns, deformity and even amputations. We want to help keep you and your families safe this 4th of July- Check out our fireworks safety tips.

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Happy National Hand Therapy Week!

Louisville, KY June 13th, 2017

In honor of Hand Therapy Week, we want to share a patient testimonial about the power of hand therapy and the impact it has on recovering from a traumatic injury.

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First Female Hand Transplant in Kentucky

Louella Aker

During a 17-hour procedure on September 17, 2016, Louella Aker became the first female hand transplant recipient in Kentucky and the tenth patient to receive a hand transplant from the Louisville Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) program.

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Avoiding Soccer Related Injuries

Louisville, KY April 2017

Soccer is one of the most popular team sports in the world and is rapidly growing in popularity in the United States. As more and more children get involved in soccer, the risk for soccer related injuries increases.

 

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Happy Earth Day!

Louisville, KY April 2017

While many families are busy planning outdoor activities, hand surgeons from Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center urge parents and children to be mindful of hand safety during the spring season.

 

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Our 8th Hand Transplant Recipient

Louisville, KY March 2017

Our 8th hand transplant recipient, Ronald Thurman, during his 5 year evaluation last week. Keep up the great work!

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Indiana Woman Undergoes Double Hand Transplant

Louisville, KY October 19th, 2016

A Jeffersonville, Ind. woman has become the first female hand transplant recipient in Kentucky and the tenth patient to receive a hand transplant from the Louisville Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) program.

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Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

Pumpkins are very tough and usually require a sharp blade for cutting. Hand injuries occur when using kitchen knives to carve and decorate pumpkins.

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Opening of the Harold E. Kleinert MD Memorial Office

Louisville, KY October 10th, 2016

In Remembrance of the Internationally Renowned Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon & Founder of Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center.

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Fireworks Safety Tips

As the 4th of July holiday approaches, we would like to urge parents and children to use caution when celebrating with fireworks or sparklers to avoid potentially serious hand and arm injuries.

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Lawn Mower Safety Tips

Summer has arrived, which means warmer weather and longer days. Unfortunately, the summer months also bring the Kleinert Kutz hand surgeons numerous emergencies caused by lawn mowers- almost all of which are preventable with proper operation and precaution.

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#MyHandsCan Play!

Addyson Schneider

Addy Schneider is an active little girl with a love for volleyball and softball. Watching her play today, you would never know that a golf cart accident last year left Addy fearing that she might never play her favorite sports again.

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#MyHandsCan get back behind the wheel!

Hannah Howard

Not only is Hannah Howard thankful to be back behind the wheel of a car, she’s thankful to even be alive.

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