Robotic-Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery: Four Big Questions

Robotic-Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery: Four Big Questions

Hip or knee surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is a procedure that can help patients who manage severe joint pain and osteoarthritis. In many cases the surgery is life-changing, enabling patients to walk again, restore mobility and return to the activities and active lifestyle they used to enjoy. Robotic technology equips the surgeon with a 3D model created from a CT scan of the hip or knee having the procedure. The 3D model serves as a map for the surgeon to establish a surgical plan and he or she controls a robotic arm to perform the procedure, positioning the joint replacement in the precise location for alignment of the body.
How Exercise and Nutrition Go Hand in Hand

How Exercise and Nutrition Go Hand in Hand

Exercise can brighten your mood, stave off depression, and increase energy. When it comes to your nutrition, a balanced diet is best for everyone. Food is what fuels us and helps us get through our day, and how you feed your body affects your performance in everything you do
Making a Meal Out of Health: 10 Tips to Eat Healthy

Making a Meal Out of Health: 10 Tips to Eat Healthy

Becoming a healthy eater starts with choosing healthy, delicious foods. Selecting the right healthy foods might sound overwhelming if it’s new to you, but even small steps and changes pay off in the long run.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Noninvasive Way to Determine the Source of Pain

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Noninvasive Way to Determine the Source of Pain

When you have an injury, it can be frustrating to not know what your diagnosis is or be able to pinpoint the exact source of pain. It can be just as exasperating not to know how to treat the issue so you can get back to doing the daily activities and sports you enjoy. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can be a less expensive, noninvasive way to find the root of pain.
Back Pain Fundamentals

Back Pain Fundamentals

We don’t always think about our spine, but good spinal health is important. Back pain can come from many different sources: discs, joints, fractures, or even just the effects of everyday life.
Office Ergonomics: Your How-To Guide for Sitting at Your Desk

Office Ergonomics: Your How-To Guide for Sitting at Your Desk

Neck and low back pain is a prevalent issue in American society; up to 80% of people will experience low back pain in their lifetime. Particularly as our daily activities become more sedentary, we see that poor posture is the main contributor to neck and back pain. Here's your how-to guide for sitting at your desk.
What to Expect After Hip Replacement: The Honest Truth, from a Surgeon

What to Expect After Hip Replacement: The Honest Truth, from a Surgeon

Part of the reason you have a hip replacement is to get back to the lifestyle you enjoyed before you needed surgery.
The Role of the Physician Assistant: Why You Should See a PA

The Role of the Physician Assistant: Why You Should See a PA

Each October 6-12, we celebrate PA Week nationwide – the licensed medical providers who are truly extenders of our physicians. There are more than 100,000 PAs nationwide and over 100 at OrthoCarolina.
One of the Most Common Knee Injuries: The ABCs of the ACL

One of the Most Common Knee Injuries: The ABCs of the ACL

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a vital stabilizing structure within the knee. The ACL helps to control rotation and translation with a knee that is abruptly changing direction or speed. As a result, it is commonly injured in athletes who participate in sports with cutting, pivoting, jumping, and quick running.
What You Need to Know About Osteoporosis

What You Need to Know About Osteoporosis

Most people with osteoporosis do not even know they have it which is why it is often called the “silent disease.” It may show up as a broken bone in the spine, hips, wrist or another bone in the body.
What’s the Latest Treatment for Rotator Cuff Injuries?

What’s the Latest Treatment for Rotator Cuff Injuries?

Rotator cuff tendon tears affect more than four million people annually in the U.S. and are the most common source of shoulder pain and disability. Dr. Patrick Connor of the OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center, team physician to the Carolina Panthers, is pioneering the use of a breakthrough technology designed as a new option for millions of people suffering from rotator cuff tendon tears in the shoulder joint.
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) & cancer can share similar traits

Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) & cancer can share similar traits

Research report by Dr. Bryan Springer of the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center looks at how the two diseases are similar in terms of biology, mortality, financial impact.
Education as a competitive weapon

Education as a competitive weapon

For 25 years I’ve been a medical technology analyst and for the first time I was walking into a revered, even sacred space for hands-on surgical training to learn, along with a dozen experienced large joint surgeons, surgery.
What You Should Know About MRI

What You Should Know About MRI

X-rays are standard when it comes to photographic images of the human body, but many people are less familiar with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
With Your Help, We’re Improving Your Outcomes After Surgery

With Your Help, We’re Improving Your Outcomes After Surgery

Quality improvement is a big deal to us at OrthoCarolina. In fact, we have a team that works only on care improvement programs and maintaining quality and coordinated care.
Dr. Jason Norcross on First Talk Business Brief

Dr. Jason Norcross on First Talk Business Brief

Dr. Norcross discussing joint replacement and orthopedics with Hal Row on WHKY Radio.
Ten Facts to Know About Scoliosis

Ten Facts to Know About Scoliosis

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis, an Ancient Greek term for “bending,” affects 2 percent of the population. To learn more about the condition, Dr. Matt Chapman broke down some of the basics that you may not already know. .
Conservative Care of Low Back Pain

Conservative Care of Low Back Pain

Generalized low back pain is a huge public health problem, affecting 80 percent of people at some point during their lifetime. Low back pain can affect a person's ability to function at work or within the home and can lead to a lower perceived quality of life.
EMG – What to Know

EMG – What to Know

An electrodiagnostic study (EMG/NCS) is a diagnostic assessment of the electrical activity of your nerves and muscles to see how well they function, and is sometimes recommended for patients with neck, back, arm or leg pain.
How Robotics Are Making Joint Replacements Better Than Ever Before

How Robotics Are Making Joint Replacements Better Than Ever Before

As surgeons, our job is not just to take care of you, but to make sure that we constantly stay on the cusp of technology in our field so that we can offer the latest and most effective options for our patients.