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10 Unique Ways to Get Outside in Charlotte This Spring

With the summer heat still months away, it’s a great time for an outdoor adventure close to home.

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Research Begins To End Opiod Abuse

OrthoCarolina and OrthoCarolina Research Institute is focusing on combining existing drugs and techniques already used for pain reduction to ultimately create 100% opioid-free, and addiction-free, pain management regimens.

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OrthoCarolina launches study looking to limit opioid use

The first study of its kind is launching this month to look at completely removing opioids as a pain treatment for patients. Instead, doctors will be using other less addictive medicines in the study.

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Introducing the Starfish Procedure

Novel muscle transfer technique enables patients to have improved control of a myoelectric prosthesis

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OrthoCarolina Research Institute, OrthoCarolina Launch Long-Term Research Project to Curb Opioid Abuse

OrthoCarolina physicians and the OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) are creating and implementing the Carolinas Opioid Reduction Effort (CORE) project, the nation’s first comprehensive study designed to assess the effectiveness of opioid-free pain management for patients. The study, launching this month, will include hundreds of patients from common surgeries across various orthopedic subspecialities.

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OrthoCarolina Spine Center Community Forum

The complete forum event on February 22nd, 2018.

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OrthoCarolina Spine Center Community Event Recap

Highlights from our community roundtable held at Lenny Boy Brewing on February 22nd, 2018.

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10 Can’t Miss Charlotte Adventures to Experience This Year

Whether you sign up for a grueling, obstacle-conquering mud run or float your kayak through bucolic stands of aquatic spider lilies, now’s the time to load up your calendar with all the Instagram-worthy adventures Charlotte has to offer.

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Bill Heisel, Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports, Seeks to Minimize Injuries on NASCAR's Pit Road

As the 2018 NASCAR season begins, one of the sport’s top medical providers is emphasizing the need for teams to focus on minimizing the number of injuries on pit road. Bill Heisel, PA-C, Director of Motorsports with OrthoCarolina, suggests that recent NASCAR rule changes mean teams should carefully consider their strategies and injury prevention plans over the course of the season.

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An Insider’s Guide to Winston-Salem’s HopSwap Half Marathon

Get moving at the the HopSwap Half Marathon in Winston-Salem.

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OrthoCarolina Winston-Salem

OrthoCarolina Winston has a broad research and educational base which has a national reputation for excellence with more than 40 years of experience.

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5 Creative Outdoor Date Ideas in and Around Charlotte

Think out-of-the-box this year to hike, bike, and romance your way into your Valentine's heart.

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OrthoCarolina Receives Game Ball at Winthrop

Michael Roberts, PA-C receives the game ball at the Big South Conference opener between Winthrop University and High Point University on December 30th. OrthoCarolina is proud to support Winthrop University Athletics.

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This mom almost died in a hit-and-run...

Put diplomatically: “Her injuries were very significant,” says Matt Chapman, the OrthoCarolina doctor who performed surgery to repair her spinal injuries three days after the accident.

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Learn to Curl in the Carolinas (Video)

This sport sparks an impressive combination of athleticism, balance, strategy, and teamwork.

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Curling in the Carolinas

More like a chess match than ice hockey, curling is catching on in the Carolinas.

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Winter Cragging at North Carolina’s Sauratown

Sauratown offers some of the best winter cragging in the southeast.

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Meet The PA: Michael Roberts, PA-C

Meet Michael Roberts, PA-C at OrthoCarolina Rock Hill

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Mind-controlled prosthetics: the next wave of 'smart arms'

A bionic limb is giving hope, and control, back to shark attack victim Tiffany Johnson. OrthoCarolina Hand Center: Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs feature on CNN International.

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​Five Habits of the Highly Effective PA-MD Team

By seeing a PA-physician team, not only do patients benefit from increased access to medical care and better outcomes but the physician that works alongside the PA can have greater access to time outside the office and OR suite. Creating a cohesive MD -PA work team means forging a strong foundation from the beginning.

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Go with Your Gut: How What You Eat Affects Your Life

For decades we have been told exposure to bacteria is bad for us, and so we use antibacterial everything, take antibiotics like candy, and consume pasteurized, bleached and processed foods. Is it possible these habits could be hurting our health more than they are helping us?

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A Quick & Dirty Guide to North Carolina Ice Climbing

Western Carolina’s vertical relief provides plenty of options for any level of climber, including beginner routes off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Dr. Edward Brown Joins OrthoCarolina Rock Hill

Dr. Edward Charles Brown III, MD, MBA joins OrthoCarolina Rock Hill specializing in adult reconstruction and sports medicine.

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A Physician Talks PRP: Using Your Body’s Own Platelets to Heal Injury

Chronic pain can keep your body hurting for weeks, months, or even years at a time, impacting your day-to-day life and even your work and time with family. It can be a result of an injury, other health issue, or there may be no apparent reason for the pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the newest ways to treat pain. PRP uses a highly concentrated solution of your body’s own platelets to accelerate the natural healing of damaged tissue.

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