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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.

    The Insider’s Guide to Knee Replacements from a Surgeon & Physician Assistant Team

    When a knee has been damaged from injury or has substantial pain from arthritis, a knee replacement (or knee arthroscopy) is a way to relieve pain and help the affected person return to doing the activities they love.

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    A Doctor’s Guide to Preventing ACL Injuries

    As doctors, a high percentage of the patients we care for with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) issues sustain their injuries from movements that occur when the body abruptly decelerates or changes direction

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    Hip and Knee Care at OrthoCarolina

    National recognized care for total joint replacements at OrthoCarolina.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Bursitis: What Roofers, Plumbers, and Football Players Need to Know

    For centuries, people with physically demanding occupations have been known to be prone to developing large, swollen knees and elbows, especially after a serious bump or bruise. Originally dubbed “miner’s elbow” and “handmaid’s knee”, these conditions are now known to be varieties of bursitis, the inflammation of a bursa, a fluid-filled sac that limits friction between the skin and a joint such as the knee or elbow.

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    A Tale of Two Surgeons: Father and Son, Working Side by Side

    From a young age, Keith Fehring knew he wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. He didn’t have to look far for inspiration. His dad, Dr. Thomas “Tom” Fehring, has been an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements for thirty years.

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    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.

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    What is Osgood Schlatter's Disease?

    Osgood Schlatter’s is a condition associated with inflammation of the apophysis of the tibial tubercle. This means that a portion of the growth plate of the shin bone has become irritated.

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    Orthopedic Library / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Pediatrics

    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.

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    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.

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    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".

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    OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center Leading in Research

    More research needed for guidance on one-stage vs two-stage exchange to treat PJI after TKA

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    Changing Technology and Trends in Joint Replacement

    Joint replacement patients are growing older, but also getting younger

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

    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

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    Knee Replacement Surgery - Dr. Fehring

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    FAQs About Joint Replacement - Perioperative

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    FAQs About Joint Replacement - Healthy enough for surgery?

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    FAQs About Joint Replacement Surgery - Preparation

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    FAQs About Joint Replacement Surgery - Post Surgery

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    FAQs About Joint Replacement Surgery - Choosing a physician

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    FAQs About Joint Replacement Surgery - Is it time?

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    FAQs About Joint Replacement Surgery - Recovery

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