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OrthoCarolina Physicians Win 2019 Top Doctor Honors

OrthoCarolina physicians were honored for their premier patient care receiving Charlotte magazine Top Doctor awards.

July 26, 2019

OrthoCarolina Surgeons Travel to Panama, Perform 60 Joint Replacements in Four Days

Through Operation Walk Carolinas, a private not-for-profit volunteer medical group, OC and area surgeons donated their time to offer specialized medical care.

June 14, 2019

​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.

March 19, 2019

Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center Description

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.

January 21, 2019

Testimonials and Patient Stories

Testimonials and stories from our patients that have been treated through our outreach programs and the infected joint clinic.

January 20, 2019

Dr. Thomas Fehring of OrthoCarolina Awarded Research Grant for Irrigation and Debridement

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.

January 04, 2019

Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Hip & Knee Surgeons from China, United States Share Research

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.

November 29, 2018

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.

October 24, 2018

October 6-12 is National PA Week - Help Us Celebrate!

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.

September 18, 2018

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.

July 03, 2018

The Insider’s Guide to Knee Replacements from a Surgeon & Physician Assistant Team

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.

April 19, 2018

Meet The PA: Jennifer Suckow, PA-C

Meet the PA: Jennifer Suckow, PA-C from the Hip & Knee Center

March 28, 2018


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.

March 04, 2018

Curling in the Carolinas

More like a chess match than ice hockey, curling is catching on in the Carolinas.

January 29, 2018

​Five Habits of the Highly Effective PA-MD Team

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.

January 17, 2018

It Takes a Village

Some patient stories are complicated, and sometimes it takes a village to treat a patient. Every village needs a chief, and for Sidson Louis of Haiti, that chief was Dr. Thomas Fehring, one of OrthoCarolina’s most established hip and knee specialists.

January 09, 2018

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) & cancer can share similar traits

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.

August 21, 2017

100 Years Old, 110% Effort

Knee replacement patient still walking, enjoying life at 100 years old.

August 02, 2017

A Tale of Two Surgeons: Father and Son, Working Side by Side

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.

June 16, 2017

Why I Chose to Go through Fellowship Training

Fellowship training is an additional year of training which 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.

April 26, 2017

Operation Walk Carolinas: Organizations Team Up for a Joint Effort

Two billion people across the globe have no access to medical care.

February 17, 2017

International Medical Outreach: How and Why it Impacts Lives

Like all physicians, I went into medicine to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

February 13, 2017

OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Surgeons Meet with Congressional Leaders in D.C.

Physicians advocating for more economical value-based care for patients and access to joint replacement surgery.

February 09, 2017

NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

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.

February 01, 2017

Femoral acetabular impingement, hook of hamate injuries on rise in NASCAR pit crews

Research study findings presented by Drs. Glenn Gaston, Walter Beaver at NASCAR Summit

January 23, 2017

Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

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.

January 22, 2017

“A Joint Operation”

Hip and Knee Surgeons, Rheumatologists Collaborate to Improve Patient Outcomes – What to Know.

December 21, 2016

Study Examines Move to Ceramic Heads in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

Dr. Fehring told OTW, “As we move away from using metal-on-metal bearings and face a relatively rare condition called ‘trunnionosis’

December 18, 2016

VIDEO: Biologics: Proposed guideline addresses perioperative management

“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.

November 27, 2016

Musculoskeletal Leaders Gather in Charlotte for Annual Meeting

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).

August 04, 2016

Pierre’s Story

“My knee was so big it looked like a watermelon..."

June 24, 2016

Multi Modal Pain Management: Making Hip and Knee Surgical Pain Easier

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".

February 24, 2016

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.

February 19, 2016

OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center Leading in Research

More research needed for guidance on one-stage vs two-stage exchange to treat PJI after TKA

February 14, 2016

Changing Technology and Trends in Joint Replacement

Joint replacement patients are growing older, but also getting younger

January 05, 2016

How Obesity Affects Arthritis

Even as countries worldwide have populations that suffer from malnutrition, obesity has become a major worldwide health concern including in the United States.

October 19, 2015

NASCAR Medicine

In the Fast Lane with PA Bill Heisel

July 13, 2015

Top Achievements in Charlotte Medicine 2015 - Thomas Ferhing

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

July 01, 2015

Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

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?

March 04, 2015

For three days last week, Charlotte played host to 105 of the top knee surgeons in the world.

The top knee surgeons in world come to Charlotte for the annual meeting of the Knee Society.

October 23, 2014

8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

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...

July 31, 2014

The Top 22 North American Knee Surgeons - Dr. Bryan Springer

Dr. Bryan Springer recognized for excellence

March 03, 2014

Thanks Dr Springer!

July 23, 2013

OrthoCarolina Foundation

July 18, 2013

Hip & Knee Replacements: Separating Facts from Fiction 2

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.

July 16, 2013

Joint Replacements Today

March 10, 2012