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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cartilage 101 - Repair Basics Sportology

A few years back, I injured my knee. The doctor had to take out my cartilage because of a joint injury. I managed to rehab it back a bit, but I injured again a year ago and all I want to do is compete as a runner again. I was a bit disheartened with the news I got at the doctor. But why can't I run like I used to? What can be done.I made this video for everyone out there who has joint pain because of cartilage lose. I wanted to know what could be done and this is my attempt to spread the knowledge.A big thank you to Dr. Fleischli at OrthoCarolina for taking the time to walk me through the basics here. I will say, this is one of THE guys here in town for your cartilage problems. He's doing a bunch of great research on it as well, and it's really interesting stuff.

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Cartilage 101 – What is Cartilage Restoration?

Through cartilage restoration procedures, damaged or injured cartilage can be replaced with new, healthy tissue. What is cartilage restoration and how does it work?

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Cartilage 101 - Basics Sportology

Do your joints feel a bit tender? Is it your cartilage or some sort of ligament problem? If its cartilage, you better know the basics of this tissue so that you don't injure yourself permanently. We made this video to give you the very basics of your cartilage. I hope it helps extend your life in sport or keep you from having to have a joint replacement down the line.

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How to Choose the Right Athletic Shoes

Choosing the right athletic shoe for your foot is key to moving comfortably, efficiently and safely. Get to know your foot type and follow the tips above to choose an athletic shoe that’s right for you.

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Cartilage 101 – Is My Cartilage Healthy?

Healthy articular (joint) cartilage cushions our joints and ensures they can bend and straighten fluidly and without pain. What causes cartilage damage and how can you prevent it from happening?

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Cartilage 101 – What Is Cartilage and What Does It Do?

We often hear about the importance of cartilage to protect our joints. But what exactly is cartilage, and how does it keep our joints healthy?

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College Athletics During a Pandemic

PA Jeffrey Dabkowski explores the unique challenges of managing Davidson College's NCAA Division 1 student-athletes from afar.

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How to Spice Up Your Running Routine

Whether you log 2 or 20 miles, changing up your running or jogging routine will keep your workouts effective, interesting and even fun.

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Behind the Scenes of Caring For Some of the Country’s Top College Athletes

PA Jeffrey Dabkowski invites us to learn how he keeps Davidson College’s basketball team healthy at home and on the road.

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Orthopedic Anatomy Event Series

Discussing orthopedic injuries and topics that affect you most. Watch our live stream on Facebook & YouTube (@orthocarolina).

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How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries at Work

Rotator cuff injuries or tears are one of the most commonly encountered shoulder problems seen by orthopedic surgeons.

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What is Frozen Shoulder?

Adhesive capsulitis, more commonly known as Frozen Shoulder, is frequently treated in the physical therapy setting due to the pain and loss of upper extremity function that can occur as a result of the development of the pathology.

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Shoulder Impingement: What It Is and How to Fix It

Just above your rotator cuff, you have a fluid-filled sac called a bursa. The job of the bursa is to provide a cushion between tendons and bones. Bursa can become inflamed which can cause pain.

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