Dr. Lynn Ketchum is widely known as one of the nation's top hand surgeons. After a residency in General Surgery at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Dr. Ketchum chose KU Medical Center for his Plastic Surgery residency.
"Dr. David Robinson was the chief at the time. He was a wonderful leader, surgeon and mentor," Dr. Ketchum explained. "I was immersed in the program and able to get a well-rounded education."
After his residency, Dr. Ketchum served two years in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict.
"I learned a lot about war injuries — especially of the upper extremity — and how to treat them. Dr. Robinson asked me to come back to KU Medical Center as a Professor in Plastic Surgery," he shared.
In 1979, Dr. Ketchum went into private practice with Dr. Robinson and established a Hand Surgery Fellowship program. Through that program, he has trained 20 physicians in surgery of the hand.
Dr. Ketchum has been injecting nodules of Dupuytren's contracture with Triamcinolone and doing dermofasciectomies for established contractures since 1970. He has been doing flexor tenosynovectomies for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome since 1990.
To date, Dr. Ketchum has authored 64 medical publications regarding plastic and reconstructive hand surgery.
He continues in private practice in Overland Park, Kansas, and also serves as the Director of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Lynn Ketchum, M.D.