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A Journey to Recovery: Emily's Triumph Over Shoulder Injury

Follow Emily's inspiring journey of overcoming shoulder pain with OrthoCarolina. Discover how Dr. Grant Mostak's expertise and cutting-edge treatment led to a successful recovery, allowing Emily to return to championship-level beach volleyball after a SLAP tear surgery.

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How to Create Your Own Winter X Games Safely: Navigating Extreme Thrills with Expert Insights

Unlocking the Secrets to Injury Prevention and Optimal Performance in High-Stakes Winter Sports.

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50 OrthoCarolina Doctors Named Top Docs!

Discover the 50 distinguished OrthoCarolina Physicians who have achieved the esteemed 'Top Docs' recognition in Charlotte. These dedicated medical professionals have been honored based on a peer survey conducted by Castle Connolly and are at the forefront of healthcare excellence in the region

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OC Presents the 2024 Sports Medicine Symposium

The 36th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, presented by OrthoCarolina, will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the Dale F. Halton Theater.

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From Military Service to Surgical Excellence: The Inspiring Journey of Dr. Pat Hayes

Discover the inspiring journey of Dr. Pat Hayes, a veteran and orthopedic surgeon, whose beginnings in a military family led to a remarkable career. From making a lasting impact on his community and beyond, explore the transformative power of military service and the legacy of service that inspires others. Join us in honoring Dr. Hayes's story on Veterans Day and celebrating the resilience, dedication, and generosity that define his extraordinary life.

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Resilience and Return: Eli Patrick's Clavicle Fracture and the Journey Back to Adventure

Join Eli Patrick on his remarkable journey from a snowboarding mishap and clavicle fracture to a successful orthopedic surgery by Dr. Burbank. Discover how he overcame the challenges, battled post-surgery physical therapy, and returned to his beloved adventure sports with unwavering determination. Follow Eli's story of resilience, and find inspiration in his fearless pursuit of high-risk activities.

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Dr. Greg Kurkis' Inspiring Mission: 30 Hip Replacements in 3 Days, Transforming Lives in Honduras

Join Dr. Greg Kurkis on a remarkable medical mission to Honduras, where he and his team performed 30 hip replacements in just 3 days, bringing hope and mobility to underserved patients. Explore the challenges and heartwarming moments of this impactful journey.

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Empowering Lives: Dr. Brian Scannell's Journey with Project Perfect World in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Dr. Brian Scannell, a dedicated pediatric orthopedic surgeon, reflects on his impactful mission trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, conducted under Project Perfect World. With a focus on providing essential medical care to underserved communities, his journey highlights the transformative impact of expert surgical interventions and compassionate teaching on countless lives.

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OrthoCarolina Appoints Leo Spector, MD, MBA as Next CEO

Discover the latest leadership transition at OrthoCarolina as Dr. Leo Spector, a distinguished spine surgeon and visionary in Value-Based Care, assumes the role of CEO, succeeding Dr. Bruce Cohen.

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Tech-Neckology: Navigating the Digital Era Without the Pain

Explore the causes and symptoms of Tech Neck (cervicalgia) resulting from forward head posture and discover effective treatments, including ergonomic solutions and mobility exercises for pain relief and improved neck health.

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Celebrating Our Hand Therapy Fellowship Team's Scholarly Achievement

Explore the significance of hand therapy in treating adult hand fractures through the expertise of Stacy Rumfelt, Teresa Mintz, and Ashley Brooks. Their chapter in "Pediatric Adult and Hand Fractures" highlights the physical, emotional, and financial impact.

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Celebrating Excellence: Ashley Brooks, OTR/L, CHT, BCPR, and the success of our Hand Therapy Fellowship Program

Explore how OrthoCarolina's Hand Therapy Fellowship program inspires occupational therapists like Ashley Brooks, who received the prestigious 2023 ASHT Emerging Hand Therapist Award. Discover the dedication and excellence that define our program.

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Cool Down, Stay Strong: The Importance of Post-Workout Recovery in Summer for Orthopedic Health

Nurturing Orthopedic Wellness: The Crucial Role of Post-Workout Recovery in Summer

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Charlotte Kickoff Night: 10th Annual Charlotte Kickoff Night Powered by OrthoCarolina - A Decade of Celebrating Excellence in High School Football!

Get ready for an electrifying evening of high school football action at the 10th Annual Charlotte Kickoff Night on August 17, 2023! Powered by OrthoCarolina, this event features two thrilling matchups showcasing top-tier talent. Join us in celebrating a decade of excellence as OrthoCarolina supports student-athletes in their pursuit of greatness. Secure your tickets now for a night of athleticism and excitement that's not to be missed.

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Pickleball Injury Prevention: Expert Tips for Weekend Warrior

Learn how to prevent pickleball injuries with insights from an orthopedic surgeon. Discover common injuries, such as foot and ankle injuries, low back injuries, and shoulder and elbow injuries, and find out how to reduce the risk through proper warm-up, stretching, and exercise. Seek professional guidance for treatment and rehabilitation if injuries occur. Stay safe and enjoy pickleball without the worry of getting hurt. 

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Dive into Health and Wellness: The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise for All!

Discover the Power of Water: Transforming Fitness and Well-being Through Aquatic Exercise

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Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health and Orthopedic Well-Being

In this article, we will discuss the benefits of yoga and stretching for mental health, alongside our friends at Melting Point Hot Yoga and provide simple movements that you can do at home. We hope you'll join us in taking control of your mental health this month!

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So you’re having some new low back pain… now what?

Learn about midline low back pain and how to manage it in this informative article. With up to 85% of people experiencing acute low back pain at some point in their life, it's important to know the best ways to improve mobility and reduce pain. Discover t

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Mallard Creek Surgery Center Exceeds the AAAHC re-certification

OrthoCarolina is proud to announce that Mallard Creek has exceeded the rigorous standards set forth by the AAAHC recertification. Read more about our commitment to maintaining the highest healthcare standards and ensuring patient safety.

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OC Presents the 2023 Sports Medicine Symposium

Join us for the 35th Sports Medicine Symposium as we discuss the principles of injury prevention, recognition, and treatment of athletic shouder injuries.

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Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Life-Changing Patient Stories | Ep.1 | Periprosthetic Joint Infection

After a routine total knee replacement surgery, an unexpected debilitating infection and two unsuccessful emergency surgeries, Bob's doctor gave him two options: amputation or a referral to OrthoCarolina. 

Watch Bob's journey from the thought of losing his leg to now being able to do the things he loves with a healthy, functional knee.

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Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Life Changing Patient Stories | Ep.2 | Brachial Plexus

In this episode, you’ll meet two patients on the road to recovery from severe brachial plexus injuries and the care team who helped them get back to doing the things they love to do.

Brachial plexus injuries can be life-changing events, often resulting in partial or complete paralysis of the arm, loss of function and challenging emotional effects.

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