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Exercising with Hip & Knee Arthritis

Exercising with Hip & Knee Arthritis

When your arthritis flares up, getting active may be the last thing you want to do. However, exercise plays an important role in managing arthritis pain and stiffness. 

PA-C - Physician Assistant

What Is IT Band Syndrome?

Although IT band injuries come on quickly, they typically result from an existing muscle imbalance as opposed to an acute injury.

The Pros & Cons of Bilateral Knee Replacement

The Pros & Cons of Bilateral Knee Replacement

A bilateral knee replacement is when both knees are replaced during the same surgical procedure. Learn which patients are strong candidates for this procedure and the challenges during and after surgery.

Online Scheduling FAQs | OrthoCarolina Scheduling Online Appointments

Scheduling Your Appointment Online with OrthoCarolina

Save time and book your care, your way. With online scheduling, your personalized orthopedic care is only a few clicks away.

Cartilage 101 | Healthy Cartilage | OrthoCarolina Orthopedic Library

Cartilage 101 – Is My Cartilage Healthy?

Healthy articular (joint) cartilage cushions our joints and ensures they can bend and straighten fluidly and without pain. What causes cartilage damage and how can you prevent it from happening?

Cartilage 101 | What is Cartilage | OrthoCarolina Orthopedic Library

Cartilage 101 – What Is Cartilage and What Does It Do?

We often hear about the importance of cartilage to protect our joints. But what exactly is cartilage, and how does it keep our joints healthy?

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.

Dr. Michael Bates, MD | What to Expect After Hip Replacement

What to Expect After Hip Replacement

One primary reason patients undergo a hip replacement is to return to the lifestyle they enjoyed prior to needing surgery.

Telemedicine Appointments | Virtual Doctor's Appointments on Your Phone

Telemedicine Video Visits Now Available

Have a video visit with your doctor today!

How fast is recovery after a joint replacement?

How fast is recovery after a joint replacement?

Recovery time has been drastically reduced over the years with patients walking immediately and discharged the same day or next.

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.

Live Surgery

Yes You Could Watch Your Own Surgery + Other Questions from Our Trigger Finger & Carpal Tunnel Live Surgery Answered

When we live streamed from the operating room, our viewers had lots of questions about the surgeries being performed. Our orthopedists have responded with all the answers.

Fellowship Trained Surgeons OrthoCarolina

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

Additional fellowship training exposes doctors to particular specialties.

Hand-Care Recommendations - From an Orthopedist

3 Hand-Care Recommendations From an Orthopedist

We think about stretching our backs, massaging our necks and taking care of the part of our bodies that work that hardest, but hands can be overlooked. A specialist offers three ways to give your hardworking hands a little TLC.

Proper Workstation by OrthoCarolina

How to Set Up a Healthy Workstation

Whether you work from home or in an office, there are proper ways to set up a workstation that encourages comfort and efficiency. 

Five Symptoms That Point to Trigger Finger

Five Symptoms That Point to Trigger Finger

The result of overuse, trigger finger is a common but extremely painful condition that can cause the catching, locking and popping of the painful finger.

Latta Nature Center

An Insider's Guide to Charlotte's Latta Nature Center and Preserve

The Latta plantation is now a living history site surrounded by a 1,600-acre nature preserve.

Fall Camping Spots

5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.

Physical Therapy - OC

Tips From Our Physical Therapists

National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) occurs every October and celebrates the physical therapy (PT) profession and it impact on patients. PTs assist people of all ages and abilities, maximizing their movement and actively participating in a patient’s recovery. Thank you to all our PTs for everything that they do!

Waterfalls

4 Fantastic Waterfalls Within a 2-Hour Drive of Charlotte

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.

New Doctors

Welcome New Physicians

Michael Bates, MD joins OrthoCarolina University and Todd Irwin, MD joins the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute.

No more pickaxing? Say it ain't so doc...

No more pickaxing? Say it ain't so doc...

After a shoulder injury, Norm was seen at our University location...watch the visit unfold.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading and Injury Risk

The American Medical Association recently declared cheerleading a sport, saying that the rigors and risks led them to the decision.

Mallard Creek Surgery Center

Mallard Creek Surgery Center Opens at OrthoCarolina University Location

Mallard Creek Surgery Center is now open at OrthoCarolina’s University location, offering outpatient procedures and orthopedic surgical services for patients of all ages.

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