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Are You "Hip" to Your Knee Pain?

While the knee joint is the most typical source of knee pain, the hip joint is a common culprit and the next most likely cause of pain.

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Spine

In the spine edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of back pain and common spine ailments.

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The Pros & Cons of Bilateral Knee Replacement

A bilateral knee replacement is when both knees are replaced during the same surgical procedure. Learn which patients are strong candidates for this procedure and the challenges during and after surgery.

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Revolutionary Treatment for an Active-duty Army Private

Physicians from OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs (part of the OrthoCarolina Hand Center, Charlotte, NC) partnered with the team at the US Army's Regional Health Command - Atlantic to treat this amazing active-duty soldier.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy

Does your job or day-to-day activities leave you with neck or back pain? 30-50 percent of the general and work population report back pain annually, meaning it’s one of the most common musculoskeletal problems. 

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ACL Injuries 101 – What Is the ACL and Why Are Injuries So Common?

Knees are vulnerable to injury, particularly for athletes who regularly jump, pivot, twist and tackle. The ACL is the most common ligament in the knee to suffer injury. 

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Back on Your Feet: Sciatic Pain Relief

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, so it’s not surprising that when it flares up, it feels intense.

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Shoulder

In the inaugural Orthopedic Anatomy Series event, OrthoCarolina shoulder surgeons and Experience Anatomy educators dive into the anatomy of common shoulder injuries and treatments.

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Hip & Knee Pain Explained

The bottom line is this – if your quality of life is compromised by pain in your hip or knee, it’s time to discuss the pain with your doctor.

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Cartilage 101 - Repair Basics Sportology

A few years back, I injured my knee. The doctor had to take out my cartilage because of a joint injury. I managed to rehab it back a bit, but I injured again a year ago and all I want to do is compete as a runner again. I was a bit disheartened with the news I got at the doctor. But why can't I run like I used to? What can be done.I made this video for everyone out there who has joint pain because of cartilage lose. I wanted to know what could be done and this is my attempt to spread the knowledge.A big thank you to Dr. Fleischli at OrthoCarolina for taking the time to walk me through the basics here. I will say, this is one of THE guys here in town for your cartilage problems. He's doing a bunch of great research on it as well, and it's really interesting stuff.

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Cartilage 101 – What is Cartilage Restoration?

Through cartilage restoration procedures, damaged or injured cartilage can be replaced with new, healthy tissue. What is cartilage restoration and how does it work?

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Cartilage 101 - Basics Sportology

Do your joints feel a bit tender? Is it your cartilage or some sort of ligament problem? If its cartilage, you better know the basics of this tissue so that you don't injure yourself permanently. We made this video to give you the very basics of your cartilage. I hope it helps extend your life in sport or keep you from having to have a joint replacement down the line.

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Cartilage 101 – Is My Cartilage Healthy?

Healthy articular (joint) cartilage cushions our joints and ensures they can bend and straighten fluidly and without pain. What causes cartilage damage and how can you prevent it from happening?

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Cartilage 101 – What Is Cartilage and What Does It Do?

We often hear about the importance of cartilage to protect our joints. But what exactly is cartilage, and how does it keep our joints healthy?

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hip & Knee

We partnered with Experience Anatomy, a premier anatomy education provider specializing in training and education with real, preserved human specimens, to bring you another installment of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out – Hip & Knee edition.

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What to Expect After Hip Replacement

One primary reason patients undergo a hip replacement is to return to the lifestyle they enjoyed prior to needing surgery.

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Brachial Plexus and Limb Paralysis Clinic Overview

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that arise from the spinal cord to and lead to the peripheral nerves that give movement and feeling to the shoulder, arm and hand. Check out our clinic overview.

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Two and a Half Questions with Kent Ellington, MD

Dr. Kent Ellington shares why peroneal tendon repair is his favorite Artelon FlexBand indication, as well as his favorite "Dad dance" moves. In partnership with Artelon.

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How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries at Work

Rotator cuff injuries or tears are one of the most commonly encountered shoulder problems seen by orthopedic surgeons.

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What is Frozen Shoulder?

Adhesive capsulitis, more commonly known as Frozen Shoulder, is frequently treated in the physical therapy setting due to the pain and loss of upper extremity function that can occur as a result of the development of the pathology.

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Shoulder Impingement: What It Is and How to Fix It

Just above your rotator cuff, you have a fluid-filled sac called a bursa. The job of the bursa is to provide a cushion between tendons and bones. Bursa can become inflamed which can cause pain.

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Go Deeper: What’s New in Musculoskeletal Infection

Go Deeper with the OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center MDs: Detailed discussion of periprosthetic joint infection.

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What is degenerative disc disease?

Many people begin to develop this disease in their 20s, but it doesn’t come into play until combined with pain from another ailment.

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Muscle Pain? 6 Things to Know About Dry Needling

For many patients, dry needling can reduce pain in just one session. We look at six things to know about this physical therapist delivered treatment that can address many musculoskeletal conditions.

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