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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.

March 19, 2019

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.

February 27, 2019

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

Additional fellowship training exposes doctors to particular specialties.

January 31, 2019

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.

January 25, 2019

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. 

January 24, 2019

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.

January 09, 2019

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.

November 26, 2017

5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

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

November 03, 2017

What to Expect After Hip Replacement: From Dr. Bates

Part of the reason you have a hip replacement is to get back to the lifestyle you enjoyed before you needed surgery.

October 05, 2017

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!

October 04, 2017

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.

September 02, 2017

Welcome New Physicians

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

August 03, 2017

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

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

September 13, 2016

Cheerleading and Injury Risk

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

July 07, 2014

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.

May 13, 2014