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.
What is intoeing?

What is intoeing?

In-toeing is a pattern of walking in which the toes point inward instead of straight forward. There are varying degrees of in-toeing, some being mild and others being severe.
What are knock-knees?

What are knock-knees?

“Knock-knees” is a term used to describe the medical term genu valgum, which means the knees fall inside the midline of the legs.
Multi Modal Pain Management: Making Hip and Knee Surgical Pain Easier

Multi Modal Pain Management: Making Hip and Knee Surgical Pain Easier

American registered nurse Margo McCaffery, a pioneer of the field of pain management nursing, famously had a theory about human pain: "whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does".
OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center Leading in Research

OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center Leading in Research

More research needed for guidance on one-stage vs two-stage exchange to treat PJI after TKA
Changing Technology and Trends in Joint Replacement

Changing Technology and Trends in Joint Replacement

Joint replacement patients are growing older, but also getting younger
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Answers from the OrthoCarolina Physical Therapist Department
How Obesity Affects Arthritis

How Obesity Affects Arthritis

Even as countries worldwide have populations that suffer from malnutrition, obesity has become a major worldwide health concern including in the United States.
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Preventing Falls for the Elderly

According to the CDC, among older adults falls are the leading cause of injury in adults 65 and older and 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls.
What is Shoulder Impingement?

What is Shoulder Impingement?

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.
Exercising With Arthritis

Exercising With Arthritis

The pain and stiffness arthritis causes can make a workout seem beyond grasp, especially when the symptoms are so intense you feel more immobile than athletic.
Top Achievements in Charlotte Medicine 2015 - Thomas Ferhing

Top Achievements in Charlotte Medicine 2015 - Thomas Ferhing

In an effort to improve the quality of care available in their community, these doctors are making Charlotte a leader in medical research, training, and education