Awhile back, I thought I had a spur forming on my left thumb. At first it hurt a lot but then settled down. It kept growing, however, so I decided to seek medical attention. I saw Dr. Thornburg in one of Carolina Hand's satellite offices. After shooting an X-ray of the thumb, he was able to see that it was not a spur at all. He highly recommended surgery to take it off. I went over to the surgery suite in Asheville and was treated like a very special person. The care, attention and kindness was very evident. Dr. Thornburg did a marvelous job on my thumb. When he opened up the area, it turned out to be a giant cell tumor and it was wrapped down and around tendons, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Dr. Thornburg did a remarkable job in getting that thing off of my thumb with no loss of use or feeling in the thumb. He was awesome. As a matter of fact, my daughter has a very messed up right shoulder and she will be seeing Dr. Thornburg for her shoulder. That's how much I respect and trust him. All I can say to the Carolina Hand practice is THANK YOU for accepting only the best of the best!