Almost to Failure: How a Power Lifter Overcame Devastating Injury to Compete Again

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.

Julia Bulkeley, MD, Joins OrthoCarolina Laurinburg

Dr. Julia Bulkeley has joined OrthoCarolina Laurinburg, specializing in pediatric orthopedic surgery and general orthopedics.

​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.

Athletic Trainers – Health Care Providers on the Field and in the Clinic

OrthoCarolina celebrates the dedicated, talented trainers on our staff as part of National Athletic Training Month, observed each March.

OrthoCarolina Releases NASCAR Surgery Numbers and Injury Trends for 2018 Season

As the 2019 NASCAR season begins, OrthoCarolina has announced its surgery numbers for the 2018 season as well as recent pit crew and mechanic injury trends in the sport.

Step inside the Operating Room: OrthoCarolina to Live Stream Hand Surgeries on Facebook

An OrthoCarolina hand surgeon will perform a trigger finger release surgery and a carpal tunnel release on OrthoCarolina’s Facebook page during a live broadcast this Wednesday from Mallard Creek Surgery Center.

Dr. Thomas Fehring of OrthoCarolina Awarded Research Grant for Irrigation and Debridement

Thomas K. Fehring, MD, hip and knee surgeon with the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center, has been awarded a grant by The Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE), a 501(c) (3) organization, for his research How to Improve the Results of Irrigation and Debridement for Prosthetic Joint Infection through the use of Intraosseous Antibiotics.

Why Does Removing a Cast Tickle?

Removing a cast at the doctor’s office can really tickle, and there’s true science behind the reason why.

Giving it a Whirl: a Ballet Dancer’s Quest to Rehab in Time for the Ultimate Holiday Performance

To Mia, dancing The Nutcracker is an obligatory part of the holiday season. At 16 years old, she dances five days a week for 20 hours a week. She will do anything to stay on her toes and one day dance in New York. 

OrthoCarolina Employee Wellness Program Ranked in Top 5 in U.S.

OrthoCarolina has been named one of the top five Healthiest 100 Employers in America in 2018 by the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America for its employee wellness program, Be Well. The annual program tracks and measures corporate health across the country and receives thousands of applications for its Healthiest Workplaces awards program each year.

Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Hip & Knee Surgeons from China, United States Share Research

The  Annual Meeting of the 2018 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAKHS) in Dallas took place the first week of November and brought together some of the sharpest minds in orthopedics from geographic regions on opposite sides of the world.

Small Steps to Big Strides: Proper Foot Care for Those Who Need it Most

Shoes are for more than just walking. Especially in the cold months of winter, they become critical when it comes to health and well-being.

A Plane Crash and the Road to Recovery - OC Hickory Honored by Local Soldier

After playing a vial role in a soldier's full recovery from injuries sustained in a plane crash, Hickory PT is honored with a flag flown over his base in Afghanistan.

Physician Becomes Patient of the Surgery His Study Seeks to Improve and Walks Away "A Better Doctor"

Dr. Thomas K. Fehring performs full joint replacement surgeries in the OR, but having one himself emphasized the importance of the work he’s so passionate about.

Explore Your 704 Launches in Charlotte

OrthoCarolina has made a game of exploring neighborhoods across the Queen City. Partnering with marketing firm #thesavageway, OrthoCarolina has launched Explore Your 704, a four-week, first-of-its-kind scavenger hunt that takes participants on an outdoor journey of discovery, fun and wellness.

OrthoCarolina Physical Therapist Lands on ESPN Lacrosse Documentary

Caring for patients by day, Shaun Riney spends evenings and weekends as an assistant coach on a lacrosse team whose unlikely players made them the subject of an ESPN documentary.

Explore Your 704

Explore Your 704 is the first scavenger hunt of its kind in Charlotte, NC. Using Clean Graffiti (a clean image pressure washed onto a dirty sidewalk), we have made a game of exploring the Queen City’s finest neighborhoods.

27 Years at OrthoCarolina: Q&A with Physician Assistant Mike Long

With such a successful career during which he's impacted so many lives, we asked Mike a few questions about being a PA, his fondest memories and the advice he'd give someone who is just starting out.

Team OrthoCarolina - 2018 Catalyst Award Winners

OrthoCarolina's Catalyst Awards honor teammates who embody our mission to Make Lives Better. Meet our 2018 global award winners.

The next 5 years: Where Dr. Todd Chapman sees the biggest challenges & opportunities for spine surgeons just starting out

Todd Chapman, MD, of Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina Spine Center, discusses the philosophies and technologies that will shape his practice for many years to come.

10 New Physicians Join OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina has hired 10 new physicians to support the increasing needs of its patients and communities

#TheFreeWorkout Comes to Rock Hill and Fort Mill

OrthoCarolina has launched #TheFreeWorkout on sidewalks in Rock Hill and Fort Mill offering free, functional fitness. Utilizing clean graffiti, eight free workouts in local areas will help make fitness and a healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone. The bodyweight-based exercise routines designed by an OrthoCarolina medical provider will get the heart pumping and offer an alternative to a normal gym routine.

OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. Josh Smith

Specializing in hand, shoulder and elbow, Dr. Smith will practice at OrthoCarolina's Hickory office.