PA Jeffrey Dabkowski invites us to learn how he keeps Davidson College’s basketball team healthy at home and on the road.
Over the weekend of March 31 in Nashville, Carolina Panthers team physicians were part of a meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) that focused on football and sports medicine at all levels from youth to the National Football League (NFL).
Occasionally poor runner’s etiquette can get in the way of having a good race day experience. Here are a few helpful tips whether you’ve never run a race before or are a seasoned competitor.
Jennifer Thompson has been a power lifter since 1999. She’s 45 now, but notes what most people don’t know about a sport that can sometimes seem mysterious is that humans actually have the capacity to continue to gain muscle and strength well into their 50s.
It’s common to see runners and other athletes prepare for training by quickly touching their toes or stretching their quads. But how long should you really be holding a stretch?
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.
OrthoCarolina, helping to keep your favorite team on the field.
OrthoCarolina's Catalyst Awards honor teammates who embody our mission to Make Lives Better. Meet our 2018 global award winners.
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.
Meet the PA: Jeff Dabkowski, PA-C at the OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center
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.
Some of Lake Norman State Park is home to some of the best mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, hiking, and camping in the region.
Stress fractures are common injuries for runners with pain starting as they begin to run and progressively becoming more painful and localized.
Two ACL tears in less than a year would be difficult to come back from for most. But with hard work and a positive attitude, Charlottean Caroline Horne didn't just recover from her two ACL tears - she thrived. Learn more about how Caroline went from double injury to successful West Point student with the help of OrthoCarolina's medical team.
Training for a marathon, Erin Lingle was used to pushing through the pain, but a hip surgery re-centered her focus.
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.
Meet Margaret Lynch, PA-C, OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine.
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.
Staying active in the peak of the Charlotte summer is tough. The humidity on those steamy, Southern days feels like a backpack, weighing you down while you hike or run. Finding the trails that offer some respite is an essential strategy for outdoor enthusiasts here.
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.
FOOTBALL! FOOTBALL! FOOTBALL! What to Know About Injury Prevention at the High School & College LevelIs it ever too early to start talking about football? No way!
He serves as head team physician for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and as an orthopedic physician for several NASCAR teams.
X-rays are a type of imaging technique that we use to diagnose injuries or issues in the bones so that your doctor can plan a course of treatment.
With each marathon, I’ve learned tips to help me be as prepared as possible to run. Here are my top learnings.
CMS Athletic Directors and coaches gathered for the OrthoCarolina 2nd Annual Coaches Symposium at The NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte on Monday, October 31st.
From bodybuilding to CrossFit, from barre workouts to bodyweight workouts, from free weights to machines, the options for weight lifting and strength training are almost denser than muscle mass itself.
Multiple injuries, including ligament tears and foot drop, leave Alec Parsons on the sidelines
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.
When it comes to the NFL, injury prevention and care are paramount for coaches, players and teams. From pre-season to the Super Bowl; from serious and downright gruesome, football injuries can profoundly impact a team’s season