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. Todd 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.
Spine Surgery and the Mazor® Robotics Renaissance Robot: 11 Things to Know

Spine Surgery and the Mazor® Robotics Renaissance Robot: 11 Things to Know

Our surgeons are some of the best in the world, but robotics can actually increase the precision and consistency of what we do in the operating room.
What to Expect After Hip Replacement

What to Expect After Hip Replacement

For many of my hip replacement patients, returning to the lifestyle they had prior to developing hip arthritis and debilitating pain is an exciting part of the healing process.
Treating Sore Muscles with Cold Therapy

Treating Sore Muscles with Cold Therapy

Whether it’s a simple cold pack, ice bath or a higher tech application, athletes are always looking for the latest and greatest tool to aid recovery and minimize downtime between intense training sessions.
Beyond the Exam Room: Physician Research and Presentations

Beyond the Exam Room: Physician Research and Presentations

To get a broader perspective of a physician’s involvement in research, J. Ryan Martin, MD, hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Matthews, offered an insider’s view of his own research and presentation background.
Orthopedic surgeon leader to know: Dr. James Fleischli of OrthoCarolina

Orthopedic surgeon leader to know: Dr. James Fleischli of OrthoCarolina

He serves as head team physician for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and as an orthopedic physician for several NASCAR teams.
“A Joint Operation”

“A Joint Operation”

Hip and Knee Surgeons, Rheumatologists Collaborate to Improve Patient Outcomes – What to Know.
Study Examines Move to Ceramic Heads in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

Study Examines Move to Ceramic Heads in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

Dr. Fehring told OTW, “As we move away from using metal-on-metal bearings and face a relatively rare condition called ‘trunnionosis’
VIDEO: Biologics: Proposed guideline addresses perioperative management

VIDEO: Biologics: Proposed guideline addresses perioperative management

“We now have a document that’s based on the available evidence, and also based on expert opinion, to help us manage these patients much more thoroughly in the perioperative period,” Dr. Springer, an orthopedic surgeon in Charlotte, N.C.
Running Stress Fractures

Running Stress Fractures

Stress fractures typically cause localized pain that you can put your finger on and know exactly where it hurts.