5 Reasons to Choose an Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

5 Reasons to Choose an Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Orthopedic foot & ankle specialists treat even the most complex foot and ankle problems and serve as a reliable source when surgery is recommended.

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Telemedicine Video Visits Now Available

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Foot & Ankle

Hear from our panel of orthopedic experts about Stress Fractures & Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis & Tears, Bunions, Ankle & Heel Pain and Arthritis in the OAS Season 1 finale. 

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OrthoCarolina Welcomes 5 New Physicians

OrthoCarolina is proud to welcome five new physicians to our team – Briggs M. Ahearn, MD; Samuel E. Ford, MD; Mark A. Katz, MD; Michael O’Connell, DO; and Benjamin M. Wooster, MD.

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Scheduling Your Appointment Online with OrthoCarolina

Save time and book your care, your way. With online scheduling, your personalized orthopedic care is only a few clicks away.

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Dr. Ellington Performs 3D Total Talus Replacement

3D printed custom talus replacement completed by Dr. J. Kent Ellington of the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute

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​I Chose to Become a Doctor Because...

For many physicians, taking care of others is their life’s work and the ultimate calling. In honor of Doctors’ Day on March 30, we asked our doctors why they chose the medical field.

As Scooter Popularity Increases, Doctor Sees Uptick in Injuries

As Scooter Popularity Increases, Doctor Sees Uptick in Injuries

Foot and ankle specialist performs four surgeries in just two months on patients who have sustained injuries while riding scooters.

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Why Does Removing a Cast Tickle?

Removing a cast at the doctor’s office can really tickle, and there’s true science behind the reason why.

Hearts to Soles Foot Screening

Small Steps to Big Strides: Proper Foot Care for Those Who Need it Most

Shoes are for more than just walking. Especially in the cold months of winter, they become critical when it comes to health and well-being.

Kelly Stafford, PA-C

A Well Balanced Runner

As a foot and ankle provider, I often get asked a TON of questions regarding running...

Charlotte Top Doctors

17 OrthoCarolina Physicians Named Charlotte magazine Top Doctor

Each year, Charlotte magazine releases a list of Top Doctors in Charlotte and we're proud to have 17 OrthoCarolina providers represented as the best in the city.

Dr. Todd A. Irwin is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon with the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute.

What to Know About Ankle Arthritis

The foot and ankle are critical for human motion and support the body mainly by acting as shock absorbers and enabling you to balance and move. Learn more about arthritis symptoms and treatments for this key piece of your body.

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8 Reasons to Sign Up for a Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon

Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.

New Orleans Saints

Doctor’s Playbook: How an Orthopedic Fellow Went on to Lead Medical Care for the New Orleans Saints

A year ago, Larry “Chip” Bankston was sitting in the stands of the Superdome, cheering on the saints. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he still lives with his wife and two young children. Now the official team physician to the New Orleans Saints, Dr. Bankston is on the sidelines of every home game and on the road with the team, where he is laser focused on his job: providing the highest level of care to some of the NFL’s best athletes.

New Doctors

Welcome New Physicians

Michael Bates, MD joins OrthoCarolina University and Todd Irwin, MD joins the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute.

Dr. Bob Anderson chatting with Foot & Ankle International

Dr. Bob Anderson is one of the world’s top foot and ankle surgeons. He is a leader in the treatment of elite athletes and treats regular patients as well. In this podcast, he discusses turf toe and the hallux valgus deformity.

June 05, 2017
Independence Day Remembrance

Independence Day Remembrance

On July 4, OrthoCarolina remembers and thanks those who have served our nation in the military.

Bruce Cohen

OrthoCarolina Names Dr. Bruce Cohen Chief Executive Officer

Cohen Brings Balance of Experience as Practicing Physician and Organizational Leadership

Erik Spanberg

The 10 Most Influential People in Sports in the Carolinas

Without further delay or digression, here are my 10 Most Influential People in Sports in the Carolinas.

Lateral ankle reconstruction (Brostrom) using the Arthrex Internal Brace. Kent Ellington, MD.

Lateral ankle reconstruction (Brostrom) using the Arthrex Internal Brace. Kent Ellington, MD.

Lateral ankle reconstruction (Brostrom) using the Arthrex Internal Brace. Kent Ellington, MD.

Dr. Bob

Athlete with a foot injury? Call Dr. Bob

If you’re a high-profile athlete and you have a foot or ankle injury, there’s really no debate. You go see Dr. Bob.


What is Arthritis of the Foot?

Arthritis is very common in middle age and we see it often in the foot.

See Kristan Run

See Kristan Run

Kristan Seaford miraculously survived severe complications from the flu, but the loss of blood flow during treatment resulted in the amputation of both hands, her left lower leg and a portion of her right foot...

Patient Meredith Dolhare & Dr. Robert Anderson

Patient Meredith Dolhare & Dr. Robert Anderson

Dr. Robert Anderson's patient, Meredith Dolhare, exceeds expectations and then some...

A New Hammertoe Treatment

A New Hammertoe Treatment

Leading expert in foot and ankle orthopedic surgery, Dr. Hodges Davis joins The Balancing Act to talk about one of the most common deformities of the toes for women and men. Find out what you can do to prevent and get rid of hammertoes.