When a Chinese revolutionary visited OrthoCarolina for surgery his wife and daughter were on hand to witness the first unaided steps he had taken since age 18.
While their work deserves to be celebrated day in and day out, we give special attention to our Physician Assistants during National PA Week October 6-12.
Charlotte-based center establishes the first dedicated destination to treat total joint infections; OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center Wins Distinguished George C. Cierny III Award
Dr. Otero is a joint surgeon at the Hip & Knee Center in Charlotte.
OrthoCarolina physicians were honored for their premier patient care receiving Charlotte magazine Top Doctor awards.
Through Operation Walk Carolinas, a private not-for-profit volunteer medical group, OC and area surgeons donated their time to offer specialized medical care.
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.
Infections that involve a joint replacement are a difficult problem to treat. Most patients who incur this unusual complication presents to their orthopedic surgeon who may only treat one or two of these problems a year.
Testimonials and stories from our patients that have been treated through our outreach programs and the infected joint clinic.
Thomas K. Fehring, MD, hip and knee surgeon with the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center, has been awarded a grant by The Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE), a 501(c) (3) organization, for his research How to Improve the Results of Irrigation and Debridement for Prosthetic Joint Infection through the use of Intraosseous Antibiotics.
The Annual Meeting of the 2018 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAKHS) in Dallas took place the first week of November and brought together some of the sharpest minds in orthopedics from geographic regions on opposite sides of the world.
Physician Becomes Patient of the Surgery His Study Seeks to Improve and Walks Away "A Better Doctor"
Dr. Thomas K. Fehring performs full joint replacement surgeries in the OR, but having one himself emphasized the importance of the work he’s so passionate about.
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.
When a knee has been damaged from injury or has substantial pain from arthritis, a knee replacement (or knee arthroscopy) is a way to relieve pain and help the affected person return to doing the activities they love.
OrthoCarolina physicians have been selected through work completed at the OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) to share research results in ten different podium presentations at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting.
More like a chess match than ice hockey, curling is catching on in the Carolinas.
By seeing a PA-physician team, not only do patients benefit from increased access to medical care and better outcomes but the physician that works alongside the PA can have greater access to time outside the office and OR suite. Creating a cohesive MD -PA work team means forging a strong foundation from the beginning.
Research report by Dr. Bryan Springer of the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center looks at how the two diseases are similar in terms of biology, mortality, financial impact.
From a young age, Keith Fehring knew he wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. He didn’t have to look far for inspiration. His dad, Dr. Thomas “Tom” Fehring, has been an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements for thirty years.
Fellowship training is an additional year of training that a surgeon chooses to pursue in a specialized area of orthopedics. Going through fellowship training was very important to me in becoming a surgeon. Being fellowship-trained allows a surgeon to be able to train in a setting with more complex cases and broaden their knowledge in a more specific area of orthopedics.
Two billion people across the globe have no access to medical care.
Like all physicians, I went into medicine to make a difference in the lives of people in need.
Physicians advocating for more economical value-based care for patients and access to joint replacement surgery.
Femoral acetabular impingement and hook of hamate injuries are on the rise in NASCAR pit crews according to new research presented at the 2017 NASCAR Summit in Concord, North Carolina, on January 10, 2017.
Research study findings presented by Drs. Glenn Gaston, Walter Beaver at NASCAR Summit
Femoral acetabular impingement injuries have increased among rear tire changers, according to research done by OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee surgeon Dr. Walter Beaver, who also serves as head team physician for Hendrick Motorsports, and Bill Heisel, director of the OrthoCarolina Motorsports program.
Hip and Knee Surgeons, Rheumatologists Collaborate to Improve Patient Outcomes – What to Know.
Dr. Fehring told OTW, “As we move away from using metal-on-metal bearings and face a relatively rare condition called ‘trunnionosis’
“We now have a document that’s based on the available evidence, and also based on expert opinion, to help us manage these patients much more thoroughly in the perioperative period,” Dr. Springer, an orthopedic surgeon in Charlotte, N.C.
Some of the world’s top physicians, researchers, and scientists in the field of musculoskeletal infections will unite in Charlotte August 5-6 during the annual meeting of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS).
American registered nurse Margo McCaffery, a pioneer of the field of pain management nursing, famously had a theory about human pain: "whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does".
The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Awards 3-year, $500,000 grant to Thomas K. Fehring, MD of the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center
The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced today it has awarded a $500,000 research grant to Dr. Thomas Fehring of the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center and OrthoCarolina Research Institute, Charlotte, NC.
More research needed for guidance on one-stage vs two-stage exchange to treat PJI after TKA
Joint replacement patients are growing older, but also getting younger
Even as countries worldwide have populations that suffer from malnutrition, obesity has become a major worldwide health concern including in the United States.
In an effort to improve the quality of care available in their community, these doctors are making Charlotte a leader in medical research, training, and education
Almost all of us, at some point, will strain or irritate a muscle or ligament, and the resulting pain can have a big impact on your daily life. To make that pain subside is it better to use ice or heat?
The top knee surgeons in world come to Charlotte for the annual meeting of the Knee Society.
Knee pain is a common problem, especially in older adults. As we move, walk and run every day, we battle gravity, and natural deterioration will occur...
Dr. Bryan Springer recognized for excellence
If you are dealing with hip or knee issues, you understand the challenge of not being able to do some of the things you love. Join the area's experts in hip and knee care as they discuss the facts and uncover the fiction of total joint replacements. These sub-specialized, fellowship trained and board certified physicians devote their practice to hips and knees. They will discuss advancements in hip and knee care and answer your questions about surgical procedures and more.