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We approach difficult diagnoses collaboratively resulting in the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our patients generally have substantial improvement in their joint pain, ability to perform activities, and quality of life.

    Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Sports

    Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries are extremely common in youth sports. How an athlete lands when coming down from a jump can increase or minimize their risk of this infamous knee injury.

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Pediatrics / Sports Medicine / Fitness & Training

    Exercising with Hip & Knee Arthritis

    When your arthritis flares up, getting active may be the last thing you want to do. However, exercise plays an important role in managing arthritis pain and stiffness. 

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Hip / Knee / Health at Home

    Trouble with your knee? What you need to know about knee replacement surgery

    From why you might need a knee replacement to what it costs and how long it takes to recover from surgery, here are the answers you’re looking for.

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    Orthopedic Library / Hip / Knee

    What Is IT Band Syndrome?

    Although IT band injuries come on quickly, they typically result from an existing muscle imbalance as opposed to an acute injury.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Physical Therapy

    ACL Injuries 101 – What Is ACL Reconstruction?

    Unfortunately, the ACL cannot heal itself once torn. ACL reconstruction surgery can help patients return to the sports and physical activities they love after a serious injury.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Sports Medicine

    Are You "Hip" to Your Knee Pain?

    While the knee joint is the most typical source of knee pain, the hip joint is a common culprit and the next most likely cause of pain.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Hip / Knee

    The Pros & Cons of Bilateral Knee Replacement

    A bilateral knee replacement is when both knees are replaced during the same surgical procedure. Learn which patients are strong candidates for this procedure and the challenges during and after surgery.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee

    ACL Injuries 101 – What Is the ACL and Why Are Injuries So Common?

    Knees are vulnerable to injury, particularly for athletes who regularly jump, pivot, twist and tackle. The ACL is the most common ligament in the knee to suffer injury. 

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    Hip & Knee Pain Explained

    The bottom line is this – if your quality of life is compromised by pain in your hip or knee, it’s time to discuss the pain with your doctor.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Hip / Knee

    Cartilage 101 - Repair Basics Sportology

    A few years back, I injured my knee. The doctor had to take out my cartilage because of a joint injury. I managed to rehab it back a bit, but I injured again a year ago and all I want to do is compete as a runner again. I was a bit disheartened with the news I got at the doctor. But why can't I run like I used to? What can be done.I made this video for everyone out there who has joint pain because of cartilage lose. I wanted to know what could be done and this is my attempt to spread the knowledge.A big thank you to Dr. Fleischli at OrthoCarolina for taking the time to walk me through the basics here. I will say, this is one of THE guys here in town for your cartilage problems. He's doing a bunch of great research on it as well, and it's really interesting stuff.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Sports Medicine

    Cartilage 101 – What is Cartilage Restoration?

    Through cartilage restoration procedures, damaged or injured cartilage can be replaced with new, healthy tissue. What is cartilage restoration and how does it work?

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Sports Medicine

    Cartilage 101 - Basics Sportology

    Do your joints feel a bit tender? Is it your cartilage or some sort of ligament problem? If its cartilage, you better know the basics of this tissue so that you don't injure yourself permanently. We made this video to give you the very basics of your cartilage. I hope it helps extend your life in sport or keep you from having to have a joint replacement down the line.

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    Cartilage 101 – Is My Cartilage Healthy?

    Healthy articular (joint) cartilage cushions our joints and ensures they can bend and straighten fluidly and without pain. What causes cartilage damage and how can you prevent it from happening?

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Sports Medicine

    Cartilage 101 – What Is Cartilage and What Does It Do?

    We often hear about the importance of cartilage to protect our joints. But what exactly is cartilage, and how does it keep our joints healthy?

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Sports Medicine

    Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hip & Knee

    We partnered with Experience Anatomy, a premier anatomy education provider specializing in training and education with real, preserved human specimens, to bring you another installment of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out – Hip & Knee edition.

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Hip / Knee

    8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

    Knee pain is a common problem, especially for older adults. Over the years, your knees endure a lot of wear and tear as you fight against gravity to move and walk.

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    Blogs & News / Blogs & News / Knee / Fitness & Training / Fitness & Training

    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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    Blogs & News / Blogs & News / Foot & Ankle / Hand, Wrist & Elbow / Hip / Knee / Physiatry / Shoulder / Spine / Sports Medicine

    Go Deeper: What’s New in Musculoskeletal Infection

    Go Deeper with the OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center MDs: Detailed discussion of periprosthetic joint infection.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee

    ACL Tears for Women - Why Female Soccer Players Are 6 Times More Likely to Become Injured

    Sports medicine specialist Margaret Lynch, PA-C, joins FOX 46 to discuss to the commonality of ACL tears and how to prevent them.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee

    Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Hip & Knee Surgeons from China, United States Share Research

    The  Annual Meeting of the 2018 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAKHS) in Dallas took place the first week of November and brought together some of the sharpest minds in orthopedics from geographic regions on opposite sides of the world.

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    Blogs & News / Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Hip / Knee

    Is the bump on my knee bursitis?

    Have a knot on your knee or elbow? Dr. John Meade explains bursitis, which is often a result of minor or repetitive trauma.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee

    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.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Pediatrics / Sports Medicine

    Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery | OrthoCarolina

    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.

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Hip / Knee

    From Two ACL Tears to West Point - Patient Caroline Horne

    Two ACL tears in less than a year would be difficult to come back from for most. But with hard work and a positive attitude, Charlottean Caroline Horne didn't just recover from her two ACL tears - she thrived. Learn more about how Caroline went from double injury to successful West Point student with the help of OrthoCarolina's medical team.

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    High Octane Performance: A Crew Member’s Determination to Stay in the Race

    For Robby Maschhaupt, racing isn’t just a job. It’s his life. In fact, it’s the only job he’s ever had. Robby has been in racing for 33 years as a crew member, including Off Road racing, Indy Car, NASCAR and endurance racing. Despite facing numerous injuries, this is how he stayed in the race.

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    Blogs & News / Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Knee