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COVID-19 Information

Patient Information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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6 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

Follow these tips to help get the most out of your next visit with one of our orthopedic specialists. 

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OrthoCarolina & OCRI Published Largest Study in Female Distal Bicep Repair to Date

Together with the OrthoCarolina Research Institute, OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center physicians embarked on a research project to study distal bicep repair specifically in women, the largest published study of its kind.

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OrthoCarolina Powers Civic Engagement with The Charlotte Center

OrthoCarolina is a proud partner of The Charlotte Center for the Humanities & Civic Imagination, a local non-profit dedicated to facilitating open dialogue in the community and inspiring enlightened civic action.

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What to Know About Exercising With Arthritis

The pain and stiffness arthritis causes can make a workout seem beyond grasp, especially when the symptoms are so intense you feel more immobile than athletic.

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Stories of Resilience with Dr. Connor & Mike Rucker

In this episode of "Stories of Resilience" with the Carolina Panthers, defensive end Mike Rucker & Dr. Connor discuss his 2006 ACL tear.

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OrthoCarolina Hickory Welcomes New Physician

OrthoCarolina welcomes Dr. Robert Keller, fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine physician, to our Boone, Hickory & Lincolnton offices.

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OrthoCarolina Celebrates Black-Owned Food Businesses Alongside Eat Black Charlotte

OrthoCarolina & Eat Black Charlotte (EATBLKCLT) have teamed up to support Charlotte’s Black-owned food & beverage businesses with Eat Black Charlotte Week, June 4-12, 2021.

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How to Keep Your Bones Strong – and Make Them Even Stronger

Our 206 bones do more than just keep us standing, walking, and singing through life. But just like muscles, our bones require maintenance work. Here’s how to keep them healthy for the long run.

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Stories of Resilience with Dr. Connor & Jordan Gross

Years after shattering his right leg, Carolina Panthers Hall of Famer Jordan Gross shares how OrthoCarolina's Dr. Pat Connor played a crucial part in his recovery.

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Team OC Makes a House a Home: Celebrating 10 Years of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte

OrthoCarolina raised more than $16,000 in support of Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte to provide a home-away-from-home for families of sick or injured children.

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Sore Muscles After a Workout: What's Normal & When to See a Specialist

Soreness is a normal response to exercise, but how do you know whether you’re experiencing standard post-workout muscle fatigue or something more worrisome? Find out why we experience post-workout soreness, what level of soreness is normal and how to relieve aching muscles after exercise.

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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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Why Low-Impact Exercise is Important

We live in the era of Crossfit, Zumba, and P90X so it is easy to overlook the benefits of low-impact exercise. Low impact does not mean low intensity -- here's why it's important.

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8 State Parks in North Carolina You Don't Want to Miss

No matter what kind of outdoor adventure you're looking for, these 8 North Carolina state parks deserve a spot on everyone’s bucket list.

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Paddle, Bike, Run – OrthoCarolina & Catawba Riverkeeper Launch Outdoor Event Series

OrthoCarolina is proud to introduce the Paddle, Bike, Run series in partnership with Catawba Riverkeeper. This April - October, join Catawba Riverkeeper at The Boathouse in McAdenville, NC, for rotating outdoor sports.

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OrthoCarolina Physician Volunteers to Treat Community Members in Need

OrthoCarolina's Dr. Jesse E. Otero, a fellowship-trained hip & knee surgeon, volunteers with Care Ring's Physicians Reach Out (PRO) program to serve community members who often lack access to medical care.

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What Is Occupational Therapy & Who Is It For?

Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

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5 Simple Habits to Live a Longer & Healthier Life

Research has shown that people who adhere to 5 key habits have a greater chance of living longer past age 50.

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Celebrating National Doctors' Day

Hear what some of our Physician Assistants and patients have to say about working with their OC doctors.

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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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How to Tackle Your First Solo Hike

Solo hiking can be a truly life-affirming experience —and may even inspire more solo adventures. Here's how to make sure you're prepared for a safe and memorable solo hike.

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OrthoCarolina Helps Local Artist Get Back to Business

Last year, Charlotte-area artist Chris Davis took a nasty fall and broke his wrist. OrthoCarolina's Dr. Sutker helped Davis get back to doing what he loves — making fishing rods by hand.

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Stories of Resilience with Dr. Connor & Jake Delhomme

In this first episode of "Stories of Resilience" with the Carolina Panthers, we take it back to the Jake Delhomme era. Hear about the play that forced him off the field & his incredible return to QB stardom.

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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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