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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.

Could My Child Have Scoliosis?

Could My Child Have Scoliosis?

The first thing many parents notice is asymmetry, or their child having height differences in the shoulder or hips.

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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.

Helping parents spot growth plate fractures in kids

Helping parents spot growth plate fractures in kids

Most falls your child will take in their young lives will be the kind from which they hop right back up and keep on moving. But...

Fellowship Trained Surgeons OrthoCarolina

What does it mean to be a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon?

Additional fellowship training exposes doctors to particular specialties.

Cast Removal OrthoCarolina

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.

Cast removal video OrthoCarolina

Why does removing a cast tickle? + 3 more cast fun facts

After a break, fracture, sprain or dislocation, a cast allows bones to stay in place as they heal. Being injured is never fun, but there are a few fun facts about casts beyond the fact that all your friends can sign them.

Team OrthoCarolina - 2018 Catalyst Award Winners

Team OrthoCarolina - 2018 Catalyst Award Winners

OrthoCarolina's Catalyst Awards honor teammates who embody our mission to Make Lives Better. Meet our 2018 global award winners.

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10 New Physicians Join OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina has hired 10 new physicians to support the increasing needs of its patients and communities

Dr. Brian Brighton

OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. Brian Brighton

Specializing in pediatric orthopedic surgery and spine surgery, Dr. Brian Brighton joins our team at the Pediatric Orthopedic Center.

Dr. Scannell

OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. Brian Scannell

A pediatric orthopedic specialist, Dr. Scannell is from Charlotte and finds living and working in his hometown an especially rewarding experience.

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What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. It frequently occurs in teenagers, manual laborers, and athletes.

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.

Pediatric Orthopedic Care OrthoCarolina

Pediatric Orthopedic Care at OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina’s Pediatric Orthopedic Center is your destination for comprehensive pediatric orthopedic care in Charlotte.

It Takes a Village

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.

Off and Running: How One Physician/PA Duo Keeps Pace

Off and Running: How One Physician/PA Duo Keeps Pace

They look just like any other ordinary runners out for a mid-day exercise break. But look closely and you’ll see Dr. Paloski and his physician assistant Abby running side-by-side, not too far from the pediatric office where they work

Nurse Practitioner Week

Celebrating Caregivers: Nurse Practitioner Week

National Nurse Practitioner Week is held each year to celebrate these talented health care providers

What is Osgood Schlatter's Disease?

What is Osgood Schlatter's Disease?

Osgood Schlatter’s is a condition associated with inflammation of the apophysis of the tibial tubercle. This means that a portion of the growth plate of the shin bone has become irritated.

What is Kohlers?

What is Kohlers?

Kohler's disease is a condition, where the navicular bone in the foot looses its blood supply temporarily and sustains a state of bone death, also called avascular necrosis.

What is pediatric scoliosis?

What is pediatric scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine which may cause the spine to be in the shape of a C or S instead of being straight.

What are knock-knees?

What are knock-knees?

“Knock-knees” is a term used to describe the medical term genu valgum, which means the knees fall inside the midline of the legs.

What is intoeing?

What is intoeing?

In-toeing is a pattern of walking in which the toes point inward instead of straight forward. There are varying degrees of in-toeing, some being mild and others being severe.

What is Pediatric Hip Dysplasia?

What is Pediatric Hip Dysplasia?

Hip Dysplasia is a comprehensive term that has been used to include a spectrum of related developmental hip problems in infants and children, often present at birth.

What are bowed-legs?

What are bowed-legs?

“Bowed legs” is a term used to describe the medical term genu varum, which means the knees fall outside the midline of the legs.

What is femoroacetabular impingement?

What is femoroacetabular impingement?

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition in the hip joint involving abnormal friction between the ball (femoral head) and socket (acetabulum).

What is Clubfoot?

What is Clubfoot?

The medical term for clubfoot is talipes equinovarus and this describes the position of the foot. The feet are pointed down (equinus) and inward (varus).

What are flat feet?

What are flat feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the foot doesn't have a normal arch. It may affect one foot or both feet.

What is a discoid meniscus?

What is a discoid meniscus?

A normal meniscus is a c-shaped cushion of cartilage that supports the knee joint. A discoid meniscus is shaped more like a disc and does not taper as much toward the center.

What is Blount’s Disease?

What is Blount’s Disease?

Blount’s disease is a condition affecting the growth plate of the tibia, also known as the shin bone.

Dr. Christian Clark with OrthoCarolina Pediatrics

Small kids, big injuries

Read more on what Dr. Christian Clark with OrthoCarolina Pediatrics told the Charlotte Observer about overuse injury risks in children:

Pediatric Orthopedics -- Did you know?

Pediatric Orthopedics -- Did you know?

Orthopedic Pediatrics at OrthoCarolina