Cartilage Restoration at OrthoCarolina

Cartilage Restoration at OrthoCarolina

Every day people injure the cartilage in their knees, shoulders and other joints.
School of Thought: What to Know About Students, Backpacks and Injury Prevention

School of Thought: What to Know About Students, Backpacks and Injury Prevention

The backpack serves not only as a stylish accessory, but also as the main transporter for books, homework, or maybe even a laptop.
Celebrating Research

Celebrating Research

Each May, Clinical Trials Day is observed to celebrate the day that James Lind started the first randomized clinical trial. This trial happened aboard a ship May 20, 1747.

You Want Healing Modalities?

Francene Marie interviews Alison Warren, DAOM, L.Ac. about the benefits of acupuncture. Once you hear how it works, you'll want it!

Orthopedic Guide to Power Tools

Give your surgeons what they want with smaller, stronger and smarter options.
What is Kohlers?

What is Kohlers?

Kohler's disease is a condition, where the navicular bone in the foot looses its blood supply temporarily and sustains a state of bone death, also called avascular necrosis.
Little League Elbow & Shoulder

Little League Elbow & Shoulder

Little league elbow is an injury to the growth plate on the inner (medial) aspect of the elbow.
What is Osgood Schlatter's Disease?

What is Osgood Schlatter's Disease?

Osgood Schlatter’s is a condition associated with inflammation of the apophysis of the tibial tubercle. This means that a portion of the growth plate of the shin bone has become irritated.
What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. It frequently occurs in teenagers, manual laborers, and athletes.
What is Perthes Disease?

What is Perthes Disease?

Perthes disease is avascular necrosis of the proximal femur which is a fancy way of saying decreased blood supply to the femoral head
What is a Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, also called SCFE?

What is a Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, also called SCFE?

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE – pronounced “skiffy”) is an unusual disorder of the adolescent hip.
What is Severs Disease?

What is Severs Disease?

Severs disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a condition in which the growth plate along the heel becomes inflamed. It most commonly occurs in active, early-teen children.
What is scoliosis?

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine which may cause the spine to be in the shape of a C or S instead of being straight.
What is Blount’s Disease?

What is Blount’s Disease?

Blount’s disease is a condition affecting the growth plate of the tibia, also known as the shin bone.
What are bowed-legs?

What are bowed-legs?

“Bowed legs” is a term used to describe the medical term genu varum, which means the knees fall outside the midline of the legs.
What is Clubfoot?

What is Clubfoot?

The medical term for clubfoot is talipes equinovarus and this describes the position of the foot. The feet are pointed down (equinus) and inward (varus).
What is a discoid meniscus?

What is a discoid meniscus?

A normal meniscus is a c-shaped cushion of cartilage that supports the knee joint. A discoid meniscus is shaped more like a disc and does not taper as much toward the center.
What is femoroacetabular impingement?

What is femoroacetabular impingement?

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition in the hip joint involving abnormal friction between the ball (femoral head) and socket (acetabulum).
What are flat feet?

What are flat feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the foot doesn't have a normal arch. It may affect one foot or both feet.
What is Hip Dysplasia?

What is Hip Dysplasia?

Hip Dysplasia is a comprehensive term that has been used to include a spectrum of related developmental hip problems in infants and children, often present at birth.