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Active in research and development of new techniques and treatments, the Hand and Wrist physicians at OrthoCarolina often set the bar nationally for care. Since we see more than 50,000 patients annually, we have a level of experience unmatched in the region.

Our comprehensive team treats conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist and hand fractures, arthritis of the hand and wrist, stiff and painful hand problems, poor circulation of the hand or fingers, numbness, tingling and nerve problems, trauma to the hand, including sprains and lacerations, work-related injuries, and recreational and sports-related injuries.

    Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hand, Wrist, & Elbow

    In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tennis/golfer's elbow, & more.

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    Tennis Elbow Can Serve Up Real Pain

    Don't let its name fool you. Tennis elbow is a common tendon injury infamous for chronic pain and weakness focused on the outside of the arm, where the elbow and forearm meet. 

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    Hand, Wrist & Elbow Anatomy

    In this overview, Dr. Bryan Loeffler, MD, of OrthoCarolina Hand Center touches on what to do when you have hand, wrist, or elbow pain and what your next steps might be moving forward when consulting an orthopedic surgeon.

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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

    Pain, burning, numbness or tingling in your hands? You may be suffering from a common condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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    Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger Surgery - Case Study

    In this surgery demonstration, Dr. Daniel Lewis, MD, of OrthoCarolina Hand Center shows us what to expect during a Carpal Tunnel Release & Trigger Finger surgery and what happens in the operating room.

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    Hand, Wrist & Elbow: Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body From the Inside Out

     In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of common hand, wrist and elbow ailments that can cause this discomfort.

    Our panel of five OrthoCarolina hand, wrist, & elbow specialists partnered with the education experts at Experience Anatomy to explore the ins and outs of hand/wrist/elbow pain, from when to consult an orthopedic specialist to pain injections to surgery recovery. 

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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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    Common Questions in Arm Care for Baseball Athletes

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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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    FOR PHYSCIANS: Restoring elbow flexion after Brachial Plexus Injuries

    Case study presentation.

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    Orthopedic Anatomy Event Series

    Discussing orthopedic injuries and topics that affect you most. Watch our live stream on Facebook & YouTube (@orthocarolina).

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    OrthoCarolina Hand Surgeons Discover Children, Adults Born without Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prosthetics

    Three Charlotte hand surgeons have discovered that people of any age born without a hand already have the functionality needed to control a prosthetic device using only their mind.

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    Upper Extremity Injuries in Soccer Are More Common Than You Think

    Upper extremity injuries like wrist and finger fractures are common in soccer players and can be missed on the field.

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    For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

    Gilbert Hunter has always loved to paint…portraits to be specific. He’s retired now, but he’d like to get back to doing it more often. The brushstrokes created by his hand reveal the snapshots of his mind as his perspective takes shape on canvas.

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    Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: The Starfish Procedure

    Upper Extremity Surgical Amputation Procedure.

    Presented by Dr. Bryan Loeffler and Dr. Glenn Gaston of the OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs

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    Carpal Tunnel Pain & Numbness Keeping You Up at Night? Try This At-Home Option First.

    Commonly caused by repetitive motion, carpal tunnel syndrome treatment can start with non-operative options.

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    Yes You Could Watch Your Own Surgery + Other Questions from Our Trigger Finger & Carpal Tunnel Live Surgery Answered

    When we live streamed from the operating room, our viewers had lots of questions about the surgeries being performed. Our orthopedists have responded with all the answers.

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    Inside the Operating Room: Trigger Finger and Carpal Tunnel Surgery

    OrthoCarolina stepped inside the operating room to live stream a trigger finger and carpal tunnel surgery. 

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    Five Symptoms That Point to Trigger Finger

    The result of overuse, trigger finger is a common but extremely painful condition that can cause the catching, locking and popping of the painful finger.

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    Minimally Invasive Treatment Yields Quick Recovery for Dupuytren's Disease

    For patients with a contracture of the hand due to Dupuytren's disease, Needle Aponeurotomy offers a minimally invasive treatment and rapid return to normal activities.

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    Treating basilar joint (thumb) arthritis

    Nonoperative and surgical treatments are available for basilar joint arthritis, the joint at the base of the thumb that allows the thumb to swivel and pivot.

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    A Breakthrough in Medical Care: The Starfish Procedure

    What is possible if two dedicated doctors come together with an idea to help people who have lost fingers use “their fingers” again? For Eddie Chapman, it means he can tie his shoes. See the full story from WTVI/PBS. Physicians from the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs, OrthoCarolina

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    This woman survived a shark attack: ‘He had my whole arm in his mouth’

    Just 10 months ago, Tiffany Johnson and her husband were snorkeling in the Bahamas when a shark attack changed her life forever: “He had my whole arm in his mouth.” NBC’s Kerry Sanders joins Megyn Kelly TODAY to tell her tale of survival. Featuring the Physicians from the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs, OrthoCarolina

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    Introducing the Starfish Procedure

    Novel muscle transfer technique enables patients to have improved control of a myoelectric prosthesis

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    Hand Care at OrthoCarolina

    The southeast's leader in hand and wrist care, OrthoCarolina Hand.

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