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January 17, 2018

​Five Habits of the Highly Effective PA-MD Team

By seeing a PA-physician team, not only do patients benefit from increased access to medical care and better outcomes but the physician that works alongside the PA can have greater access to time outside the office and OR suite. Creating a cohesive MD -PA work team means forging a strong foundation from the beginning.

January 17, 2018

Dr. Edward Brown Joins OrthoCarolina Rock Hill

Dr. Edward Charles Brown III, MD, MBA joins OrthoCarolina Rock Hill specializing in adult reconstruction and sports medicine.

January 11, 2018

A Physician Talks PRP: Using Your Body’s Own Platelets to Heal Injury

Chronic pain can keep your body hurting for weeks, months, or even years at a time, impacting your day-to-day life and even your work and time with family. It can be a result of an injury, other health issue, or there may be no apparent reason for the pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the newest ways to treat pain. PRP uses a highly concentrated solution of your body’s own platelets to accelerate the natural healing of damaged tissue.

January 11, 2018

Meet the PA: Margaret Lynch, PA-C

Meet Margaret Lynch, PA-C, OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine.

January 09, 2018

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.

January 09, 2018

Exploring Program: How OrthoCarolina Research Institute Gives Back

OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) participates in the “Exploring Program” each year organized by The Boy Scouts of America to give high school students in the Charlotte Mecklenburg County School District an idea of what happens “behind the curtain” in the healthcare industry.

December 20, 2017

Robotic-Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery: Four Big Questions

Hip or knee surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is a procedure that can help patients who manage severe joint pain and osteoarthritis. In many cases the surgery is life-changing, enabling patients to walk again, restore mobility and return to the activities and active lifestyle they used to enjoy. Robotic technology equips the surgeon with a 3D model created from a CT scan of the hip or knee having the procedure. The 3D model serves as a map for the surgeon to establish a surgical plan and he or she controls a robotic arm to perform the procedure, positioning the joint replacement in the precise location for alignment of the body.

November 29, 2017

OrthoCarolina Given Workplace Health Achievement Index Award by American Heart Association

Building a culture of health within the workplace can have a significant impact on our personnel and is a goal that OrthoCarolina continues to build on.

November 28, 2017

OrthoCarolina Opens OrthoCarolina SouthPark

OrthoCarolina has opened the doors to its newest orthopedic office OrthoCarolina South Park, located in the heart of South Park

November 27, 2017

OrthoCarolina South Park Now Open

OrthoCarolina has opened the doors to its newest orthopedic office OrthoCarolina South Park, located in the heart of South Park

November 22, 2017

Doctor’s Playbook: How an Orthopedic Fellow Went on to Lead Medical Care for the New Orleans Saints

A year ago, Larry “Chip” Bankston was sitting in the stands of the Superdome, cheering on the saints. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he still lives with his wife and two young children. Now the official team physician to the New Orleans Saints, Dr. Bankston is on the sidelines of every home game and on the road with the team, where he is laser focused on his job: providing the highest level of care to some of the NFL’s best athletes.

November 15, 2017

A Top Dog’s Return: How a Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse Player Came Back from a Nearly Career-Ending Knee Injury

Ryan Flanagan, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and professional lacrosse player has had his fair share of injuries throughout his career but none like his latest. During a mid-season game against Denver in July 2016, he was defending the goal when an opposing player dove through the crease and crashed into Flanagan -- putting his whole professional career in jeopardy.

November 09, 2017

How Exercise and Nutrition Go Hand in Hand

Exercise can brighten your mood, stave off depression, and increase energy. When it comes to your nutrition, a balanced diet is best for everyone. Food is what fuels us and helps us get through our day, and how you feed your body affects your performance in everything you do

November 08, 2017

Making a Meal Out of Health: 10 Tips to Eat Healthy

Becoming a healthy eater starts with choosing healthy, delicious foods. Selecting the right healthy foods might sound overwhelming if it’s new to you, but even small steps and changes pay off in the long run.

November 06, 2017

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Noninvasive Way to Determine the Source of Pain

When you have an injury, it can be frustrating to not know what your diagnosis is or be able to pinpoint the exact source of pain. It can be just as exasperating not to know how to treat the issue so you can get back to doing the daily activities and sports you enjoy. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can be a less expensive, noninvasive way to find the root of pain.

October 31, 2017

OrthoCarolina Opens OrthoCarolina Wellness Center

OrthoCarolina has opened the OrthoCarolina Wellness Center in Matthews, a facility that integrates group fitness classes, personal training, youth sports performance, yoga, weight management and wellness services, physical therapy, post-physical therapy fitness and more.

October 30, 2017

Twin City Talks in Winston-Salem

Twin City Talks, a community forum hosted in partnership with the Winston-Salem Journal, engaged the Winston-Salem community in an open discussion about public art this week at Foothills Brewing. Preceded by topical podcasts and articles, the forum invited residents to engage with community leaders in the arts and cultural sector.

October 27, 2017

OrthoCarolina Wellness Center Now Open

Matthews, N.C.-based all-inclusive health and wellness facility offers a span of health and fitness programs for all ages

October 27, 2017

What I Learned From Fellowship Training

Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons have chosen to subspecialize in a specific area of orthopedic care, spending extra time learning often complicated techniques and surgeries. Brian Krenzel MD, a hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Hickory and OrthoCarolina Boone, shares why becoming fellowship trained was important to him.

October 19, 2017

Office Ergonomics: Your How-To Guide for Sitting at Your Desk

Neck and low back pain is a prevalent issue in American society; up to 80% of people will experience low back pain in their lifetime. Particularly as our daily activities become more sedentary, we see that poor posture is the main contributor to neck and back pain. Here's your how-to guide for sitting at your desk.

October 16, 2017

#TheFreeWorkout Comes to Winston-Salem

Free, easy-to-use bodyweight-based workouts can be found all over the city

October 12, 2017

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

October 11, 2017

National PA Week is October 6-12

OrthoCarolina’s 100 physician assistants help increase patient access to care

2017 marks 50th anniversary of profession

October 05, 2017