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Life-Changing Patient Stories

Season 2 of our award-winning Orthopedic Anatomy Series takes a deep dive into incredible stories of patient resilience & life-changing orthopedic care. 

Each episode follows a patient's journey to get back to doing what they love & the exceptional doctors who make it possible.

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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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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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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