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Trouble with your knee? What you need to know about knee replacement surgery

Trouble with your knee? What you need to know about knee replacement surgery

From why you might need a knee replacement to what it costs and how long it takes to recover from surgery, here are the answers you’re looking for.

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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.

Experience Anatomy | Virtual Orthopedic Panel

Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hip & Knee

We partnered with Experience Anatomy, a premier anatomy education provider specializing in training and education with real, preserved human specimens, to bring you another installment of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out – Hip & Knee edition.

Keeping Knees Healthy | Avoid Knee Pain

8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

Knee pain is a common problem, especially for older adults. Over the years, your knees endure a lot of wear and tear as you fight against gravity to move and walk.

Periprosthetic joint infection.

Go Deeper: What’s New in Musculoskeletal Infection

Go Deeper with the OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center MDs: Detailed discussion of periprosthetic joint infection.

Hip and Knee surgeon J. Bohannon Mason examines Joshua

Small Steps for Big Change: A Revolutionary’s Recovery

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.

Celebrate PA Week!

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.

Seven Physicians Join OrthoCarolina

Seven Physicians Join OrthoCarolina

Charlotte-headquartered OrthoCarolina has hired seven doctors in its offices across the Carolinas, bringing its total number of physicians to 141. The new providers will help fill growing needs in specific markets and orthopedic specialties.

Dr. Jesse

OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. Jesse Otero

Dr. Otero is a joint surgeon at the Hip & Knee Center in Charlotte.

OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Surgeons Establish  Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center

OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Surgeons Establish Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center

Thomas Fehring MD, hip and knee surgeon with the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, has launched the OrthoCarolina Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center along with fellow hip and knee surgeons Brian Curtin, MD, Bryan Springer, MD, Keith Fehring, MD.

OrthoCarolina Physicians Win 2019 Top Doctor Honors

OrthoCarolina Physicians Win 2019 Top Doctor Honors

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

OrthoCarolina Surgeons

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.

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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.

Testimonials and Patient Stories

Testimonials and Patient Stories

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

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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.

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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.

Thomas Fehring MD

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.

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 Fehring and Jennier Suckow PA

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.

Jennifer Suckow, PA-C is a physician assistant with the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center

Meet The PA: Jennifer Suckow, PA-C

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

Curling in Charlotte NC

Curling in the Carolinas

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

Jennifer Suckow, PA-C is a physician assistant with the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center.

​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.

Sidson's Road to Recovery

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.

Dr. Bryan Springer

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.

Margaret - OrthoCarolina Patient

100 Years Old, 110% Effort

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

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

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.

Dr. Keith Fehring

Why I Chose to Go through Fellowship Training

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.

Global OrthoCarolina Team

Operation Walk Carolinas: Organizations Team Up for a Joint Effort

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

Dr. Thomas Fehring MD is a hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center.

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.


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.

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

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

NASCAR Pitcrew

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.

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“A Joint Operation”

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

Hip X-ray from OrthoCarolina

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’

Dr. Springer Video

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.


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).

Pierre's Story

Pierre’s Story

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


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".

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Awards

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.

Thomas K. Fehring

OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center Leading in Research

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

Joint Replacement

Changing Technology and Trends in Joint Replacement

Joint replacement patients are growing older, but also getting younger

How Obesity Affects Your Arthritis

How Obesity Affects Your Arthritis

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

Thomas K. Fehring, M.D.

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

Fehring Griffin - Knee Society

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.

Hip & Knee Replacements: Separating Facts from Fiction 2

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.