OrthoCarolina Research Institute, OrthoCarolina Launch Long-Term Research Project to Curb Opioid Abuse

OrthoCarolina physicians and the OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) are creating and implementing the Carolinas Opioid Reduction Effort (CORE) project, the nation’s first comprehensive study designed to assess the effectiveness of opioid-free pain management for patients. The study, launching this month, will include hundreds of patients from common surgeries across various orthopedic subspecialities.

March 14, 2018


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.

March 04, 2018

OrthoCarolina Spine Center Community Event Recap

Highlights from our community roundtable held at Lenny Boy Brewing on February 22nd, 2018.

March 01, 2018

OrthoCarolina Winston-Salem

OrthoCarolina Winston has a broad research and educational base which has a national reputation for excellence with more than 40 years of experience.

February 06, 2018

OrthoCarolina Receives Game Ball at Winthrop

Michael Roberts, PA-C receives the game ball at the Big South Conference opener between Winthrop University and High Point University on December 30th. OrthoCarolina is proud to support Winthrop University Athletics.

February 02, 2018

This mom almost died in a hit-and-run...

Put diplomatically: “Her injuries were very significant,” says Matt Chapman, the OrthoCarolina doctor who performed surgery to repair her spinal injuries three days after the accident.

January 30, 2018

Meet The PA: Michael Roberts, PA-C

Meet Michael Roberts, PA-C at OrthoCarolina Rock Hill

January 23, 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

Video Visit

Video Visit

January 01, 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 SouthPark Office

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