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Combining sports knowledge with orthopedic expertise, we have the latest technology, exercise equipment, and expertise to return you to your sport safely and quickly. Conveniently located, the Sports Medicine physician team at OrthoCarolina treats athletes in high school, colleges and universities, and professional sports organizations across the southeast.

Actively seeking the newest research-backed innovation and research, our Sports Medicine physicians often develop pioneering treatments and solutions for athletes of all types. Our team of Sports Medicine doctors also work alongside physical therapists to create rehabilitation plans or with athletic trainers to develop appropriate exercise regimens. 

    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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    Orthopedic Library / Knee / Sports Medicine

    Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

    Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body.

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / General Orthopedics / Sports Medicine / Fitness & Training

    At-Home Olympic-Style Workouts

    In this series, we cover different Olympic events and relate them to upcoming spring sports with insight from OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Specialists.

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Physical Therapy / Sports Medicine / Fitness & Training / Health at Home

    Injuries in Youth Baseball: An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Recommendations

    When your child falls in love with a sport, it can be difficult to step up to the plate and interfere. But sometimes as a parent, you have to play hardball.

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

    Arm Care FAQ for Baseball Athletes

    Common questions in arm care for baseball athletes. 

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    Blogs & News / Hand, Wrist & Elbow / Physical Therapy / Shoulder / Sports Medicine / Fitness & Training

    How to Treat & Prevent Common Basketball Injuries

    Basketball requires an athlete to run, jump and cut aggressively and consistently throughout gameplay. The quick change-of-direction movements and repetitive jumping pose a unique challenge on our lower extremities.

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Physical Therapy / Sports Medicine / Fitness & Training

    Two New Physicians Join the OrthoCarolina Team

    OrthoCarolina is proud to welcome physiatrist Vikram Arora, DO, & sports medicine surgeon Edward Walker, MD, to our team. Dr. Arora sees patients at OrthoCarolina Winston-Salem, while Dr. Walker practices at OrthoCarolina Lincolnton.

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    Blogs & News / Physiatry / Sports Medicine

    What Is Tommy John Surgery?

    Notorious in baseball players, Tommy John injuries, or Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injuries, can cause significant pain, decreased strength and mobility loss. There are two surgical options available for athletes who suffer from a Tommy John ligament injury.

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Hand, Wrist & Elbow / Sports Medicine / Fitness & Training

    Ice vs. Heat | Dr. Bryan Jennings, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist

    Keeping You Healthy with Carole Andrews at ABC45 in Winston-Salem.

    Each month Keeping You Healthy, brought to you by OrthoCarolina, gives you tips to improve your health, from choosing the correct athletic shoes to caring for joint pain. Watch our videos and check back monthly for new health tips!

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Sports Medicine

    Cast/Splint Care Instructions

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    Orthopedic Library / Foot & Ankle / Hand, Wrist & Elbow / Hip / Knee / Pediatrics / Shoulder / Spine / Sports Medicine

    Post Cast Care Instructions

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    Orthopedic Library / Foot & Ankle / Hand, Wrist & Elbow / Hip / Knee / Pediatrics / Shoulder / Spine / Sports Medicine

    3 Signs of an Overuse Injury

    Overuse injuries are extremely common and will happen to most people at some time or other. Recognizing the early signs of an overuse injury can help you avoid pain and excess downtime.

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    Orthopedic Library / General Orthopedics / Physical Therapy / Sports Medicine

    Benefits of Light Exercise | Dr. Jonathen Yoder, OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Specialist

    Keeping You Healthy with ABC45 Winston-Salem

    Each month Keeping You Healthy, brought to you by OrthoCarolina, gives you tips to improve your health, from choosing the correct athletic shoes to caring for joint pain. Watch our videos and check back monthly for new health tips!

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

    Knee MRI's and Meniscus Lesions with Dr. Saltzman on the Nailed It Orthopaedic Podcast

    Listen to OrthoCarolina's Dr. Bryan Saltzman as he breaks down how to read a knee MRI  and the science behind the operative treatment of meniscus lesions.

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    Orthopedic Library / Knee / Sports Medicine

    Heading the Ball in Soccer: Is It Safe?

    Head injuries come with high stakes as even mild concussions can have serious consequences. Dr. Jonathan Riboh, orthopedic surgeon and youth sports medicine specialist, addresses what to consider to practice purposeful heading in soccer.

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

    How to Prevent Soccer Injuries

    As sports medicine physicians, we believe the best way to treat injuries is to prevent them in the first place. In just 40 minutes a week, athletes can reduce their risk of injury by as much as 50 percent.

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

    Meet Angela Shirk, NASCAR Athletic Trainer

    Angela, a NASCAR Athletic Trainer, talked to us about her job, the challenges she’s faced along the way, and what it’s like to be a female trainer in such a male-dominated industry.

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

    Athletic Trainers – Health Care Providers on the Field and in the Clinic

    OrthoCarolina celebrates the dedicated, talented trainers on our staff as part of National Athletic Training Month, observed each March.

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

    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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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Foot & Ankle / General Orthopedics / Hand, Wrist & Elbow / Hip / Physical & Hand Therapy / Knee / Shoulder / Spine / Sports Medicine / Fitness & Training

    Orthobiologics with Dr. Saltzman on the OrthoPAcPodcast

    Listen to Dr. Bryan Saltzman from OrthoCarolina break down the medicine and science behind Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine. Commonly referred to as 'Stem Cell Therapy', Dr. Saltzman shares his research and evidence-based insights on this popular consumer topic.
    This 3-part series is part of the orthoPAc Podcast, hosted by Sam Dyer, PA-C. learn more at https://paos.org/page/orthoPAcPodcast

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    Orthopedic Library / Sports Medicine

    Making Sense of Orthobiologics: An Explanation

    Watch Dr. Bryan Saltzman give a detailed and educational talk on the current status of orthobiologics and regenerative medicine in Sports Medicine. In partnership with the Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery.

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    Orthopedic Library / Sports Medicine

    Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Athletic Injuries

    Our panel of sports medicine specialists look at the causes and treatments of common sports injuries including ACL and meniscus tears, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff tears and more in this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out.

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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Sports Medicine

    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

    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 / Knee / Sports Medicine

    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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    Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Shoulder / Sports Medicine

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