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.
The medical knowledge gleaned from the NFL Combine (which itself was started by physicians) will inform the draft.
Less invasive than traditional "open" surgery, arthroscopy can evaluate, diagnose and treat many joint conditions.
Bicep tendinitis is the inflammation of the upper bicep tendon and those who experience it often complain of shoulder pain.
The commotion and action on the sidelines on any given Carolina Panthers game day can make it difficult to spot Dr. Pat Connor, but he’s there.
Explore pioneering medical breakthroughs changing our lives and meet the doctors behind them. On the front lines of your health are tales of desperation, determination and human triumph-from a safer way to manage pain after surgery to groundbreaking techniques that make surgery unnecessary.
Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body.
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.
OrthoCarolina and OrthoCarolina Research Institute is focusing on combining existing drugs and techniques already used for pain reduction to ultimately create 100% opioid-free, and addiction-free, pain management regimens.
The first study of its kind is launching this month to look at completely removing opioids as a pain treatment for patients. Instead, doctors will be using other less addictive medicines in the study.
Female athletes have been known to have a higher risk of injuring their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, while participating in competitive sports. McKaley Boston knows that pain all too well. This is her comeback story.
Rotator cuff tendon tears affect more than four million people annually in the U.S. and are the most common source of shoulder pain and disability. Dr. Patrick Connor of the OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center, team physician to the Carolina Panthers, is pioneering the use of a breakthrough technology designed as a new option for millions of people suffering from rotator cuff tendon tears in the shoulder joint.
He serves as head team physician for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and as an orthopedic physician for several NASCAR teams.
Aaron Hewitt, Physician Assistant - Sports Medicine, Cartilage Restoration
Dr. Patrick Connor, Head Team Physician of the Carolina Panthers, offers his perspective
When an athlete gets injured, we tend to focus on the physical aspects: What was hurt, the surgery, and when can the athlete get back on the field or court...
Just above your rotator cuff, you have a fluid-filled sac called a bursa. The job of the bursa is to provide a cushion between tendons and bones. Bursa can become inflamed which can cause pain.
National Football League (NFL) games are exciting, and they can be brutal. No matter how coordinated and logistical the plays, the naturally aggressive nature of the sport leaves athletes means constant risk of injury. The physical nature of the game, pitting prime players in their peak of human performance, will inevitably lead to acute and chronic injury.
Part 1 from the October 2013 Symposium.