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The team of shoulder physicians at OrthoCarolina is on the cutting edge of arthroscopic techniques to treat shoulder conditions. Their advanced training and surgical experience provide them with the ability to perform many complex procedures in a minimally invasive fashion. 

At OrthoCarolina, we understand the demand for sub-specialty orthopedic care, which is why we make it our goal to deliver top, comprehensive care for patients with shoulder pain. Whether you are a young athlete with a sports-related injury or an elderly patient with painful shoulder arthritis, you can rely on our physicians for a job well done.

    Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

    Inflammation and pain is the body’s natural reaction to an injury. To ease that pain and help the body heal faster, is it better to use ice or heat?

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    Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Shoulder

    In the inaugural Orthopedic Anatomy Series event, OrthoCarolina shoulder surgeons and Experience Anatomy educators dive into the anatomy of common shoulder injuries and treatments.

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    Common Questions in Arm Care for Baseball Athletes

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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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    How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries at Work

    Rotator cuff injuries or tears are one of the most commonly encountered shoulder problems seen by orthopedic surgeons.

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    What is Frozen Shoulder?

    Adhesive capsulitis, more commonly known as Frozen Shoulder, is frequently treated in the physical therapy setting due to the pain and loss of upper extremity function that can occur as a result of the development of the pathology.

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    Shoulder Impingement: What It Is and How to Fix It

    Just above your rotator cuff, you have a fluid-filled sac called a bursa. The job of the bursa is to provide a cushion between tendons and bones. Bursa can become inflamed which can cause pain.

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    The Five Stretches You Need for Your Sore Neck and Shoulders

    Finding yourself grabbing your neck and shoulders after a long day at work? Try these physical therapist-approved stretches.

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    What You Probably Don’t Know About Orthobiologics

    Orthobiologics -- which you may hear referred to as biologics, cell-based therapy, regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy -- are derived from substances that naturally exist in the body.

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    Post-Shoulder Surgery 101

    Having surgery is never easy, but being ready at home can help reduce anxiety for the post-op experience and make you more comfortable after shoulder surgery

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    What are the symptoms of bicep tendinitis?

    Bicep tendinitis is the inflammation of the upper bicep tendon and those who experience it often complain of shoulder pain.

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    Step Inside the Operating Room with OrthoCarolina

    Dr. Robert Morgan and Scot Rheinecker, PA, perform a partial rotator cuff surgery. This video takes viewers through the entire process and addresses some FAQs about the type of surgery.

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    Step inside the Operating Room: OrthoCarolina to Live Stream Partial Rotator Cuff Surgery on Facebook

    Dr. Robert “Bobby” Morgan will perform the Regeneten Rotator Cuff Bioinductive Implant surgical procedure, a new technology designed to improve the treatment of rotator cuff disease, live on Facebook.

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    How does a patch repair a rotator cuff tear?

    With bovine collagen helping the body use its own natural ability to heal, patients see less pain and half the recovery time as compared to traditional surgery. Plus, find out how you can see this procedure performed LIVE!

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    Shoulder Care at OrthoCarolina

    Nationally recognized physicians for Shoulder Care.

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    ​How to Know If You Might Have a Rotator Cuff Issue

    Rotator cuff issues are a common culprit of shoulder pain. Four muscles make up the rotator cuff and keep the head of the upper arm bone in its socket, enabling it to work. Those muscles turn into tendons that attach near the head, which is the ball of your shoulder, a ball-and-socket joint.

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    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.

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    I hear that there are certain shoulder exercises to avoid at the gym; are there any exercises that I should be avoiding?

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    Top Achievements in Charlotte Medicine 2015 - Glenn Gaston

    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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    Shoulder And Rotator Cuff Basics - Injury Lowdowns from Dr. Piasecki

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    Cortisone Basics: The Lowdown from the Expert - Dr. Hamid

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    Shoulder Surgery with Regional Anesthesia - Less Pain, Patrick Hayes, MD

    OrthoCarolina surgeon Patrick Hayes, MD tells us how advanced anesthesia techniques that allow for regional localized blocks are helping shoulder surgery patients recover faster and with less pain.

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    Ann Young - Rotator Cuff Surgery Patient - Patrick Hayes, MD

    Patient Ann Young chose surgeon Patrick Hayes, MD to perform her rotator cuff surgery at Kings Mountain Hospital.

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    What is a Rotator Cuff Tear? - How is it effectively treated? - Patrick Hayes, MD

    OrthoCarolina surgeon Patrick Hayes, MD shows us models of shoulder bones and muscles to explain what a rotator cuff tear is. He then explains how modern-day surgeons treat rotator cuff problems with therapy, injections or surgical solutions as necessary. Dr. Hayes performs surgery at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby, NC, and at Kings Mountain Hospital in Kings Mountain, NC

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