OrthoCarolina Hand Surgeons Discover Children, Adults Born without Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prosthetics

Three Charlotte hand surgeons have discovered that people of any age born without a hand already have the functionality needed to control a prosthetic device using only their mind.

July 12, 2019

Could My Child Have Scoliosis?

The first thing many parents notice is asymmetry, or their child having height differences in the shoulder or hips.

June 24, 2019

Ten Facts to Know About Scoliosis

During June's Scoliosis Awareness Month, Dr. Todd Champman breaks down some information about this spinal condition that affects 2% of the population.

June 23, 2019

What to Know About Fluoroscopically-Guided Injections, and Where to Get Them in Charlotte

Fluoroscopically-guided injections are a non-operative, conservative method of treatment for ongoing and chronic back pain or joint pain.

May 28, 2019

All Your Questions Answered About Epidural Steroid Injections

Dr. Ciaccia of OrthoCarolina Gastonia performs an epidural steroid injection and explains how it works.

May 02, 2019

For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

Gilbert Hunter has always loved to paint…portraits to be specific. He’s retired now, but he’d like to get back to doing it more often. The brushstrokes created by his hand reveal the snapshots of his mind as his perspective takes shape on canvas.

April 11, 2019

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy is a unique profession that works with people across the lifespan to help them engage in activities and occupations that are meaningful to them.

April 01, 2019

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: The Starfish Procedure

Upper Extremity Surgical Amputation Procedure.

Presented by Dr. Bryan Loeffler and Dr. Glenn Gaston of the OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs

March 26, 2019

4 Types of Back Pain You Should Never, Ever Ignore

Back pain typically isn’t something to stress about ― but there are a few specific circumstances in which you might want to, well, watch your back. 

March 13, 2019

Is my neck pain a pinched nerve?

Conservative treatments often work well for a pinched nerve, which can include neck and arm pain, numbness and tingling.

March 08, 2019

How Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Can Restart the Healing Process and Relieve Chronic Pain

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, often referred to at the Graston technique or muscle scraping, can be effective in treating repetition injuries.

February 15, 2019

Helping parents spot growth plate fractures in kids

Most falls your child will take in their young lives will be the kind from which they hop right back up and keep on moving. But...

February 13, 2019

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

Additional fellowship training exposes doctors to particular specialties.

January 31, 2019

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatry, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a field of medicine that is designed to improve and maximize function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions. Physiatrists are experts on the bones, muscles and nerves that control how your body is affected by trauma like spinal cord damage, sports injuries, limb amputations, strokes and other musculoskeletal conditions.

January 29, 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

Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center Description

Infections that involve a joint replacement are a difficult problem to treat. Most patients who incur this unusual complication presents to their orthopedic surgeon who may only treat one or two of these problems a year.

January 21, 2019

Testimonials and Patient Stories

Testimonials and stories from our patients that have been treated through our outreach programs and the infected joint clinic.

January 20, 2019

Neuromuscular Control for Athletes

Tips for Athletes from a Physical Therapist to Increase Neuromuscular Control

January 16, 2019

Stretches to Prevent Hamstring Injuries

Learn how to prevent hamstring injuries with these stretches from a Physical Therapist

January 16, 2019

Ladder Drills for Athletes

Preparing Athletes to Return to the Field with OrthoCarolina Hickory Physical Therapy

January 16, 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

Post-Shoulder Surgery 101

Having surgery is never easy, but being ready at home can help reduce anxiety for the post-op experience and make you more comfortable after shoulder surgery

January 04, 2019

As Scooter Popularity Increases, Doctor Sees Uptick in Injuries

Foot and ankle specialist performs four surgeries in just two months on patients who have sustained injuries while riding scooters.

January 03, 2019

Why does removing a cast tickle? + 3 more cast fun facts

After a break, fracture, sprain or dislocation, a cast allows bones to stay in place as they heal. Being injured is never fun, but there are a few fun facts about casts beyond the fact that all your friends can sign them.

December 12, 2018

Minimally Invasive Treatment Yields Quick Recovery for Dupuytren's Disease

For patients with a contracture of the hand due to Dupuytren's disease, Needle Aponeurotomy offers a minimally invasive treatment and rapid return to normal activities.

November 16, 2018