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Should you be concerned about Smartphone Pinky? We dive into the details on whether you should change how you support your phone with Hand Surgeon, Dr. Michael Geary & Occupational Therapist, April Hibbeler.Read More
Simple, everyday choices can help relieve hand pain and prevent overuse injuries like trigger finger and carpal tunnel. Learn helpful tips, common symptoms to watch out for and what to expect if you're considering surgery.
Following Amy Remer's cancer diagnosis in 2017, her care team was forced to amputate her left arm at the shoulder, and her insurance claim for a specialized prosthetic arm was denied. Amy recently received a donated custom robotic arm through the organization Arms for All, founded by two OrthoCarolina physicians.Read More
Common questions in arm care for baseball athletes.Read More
The elbow is comprised of three different bones and three distinct joints. Its complex anatomy allows us to bend and straighten our arm, rotate our forearm palm-up and palm-down, and control movements in the hand and wrist.Read More
Notorious in baseball players, Tommy John injuries, or Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injuries, can cause significant pain, decreased strength and mobility loss. There are two surgical options available for athletes who suffer from a Tommy John ligament injury.Read More
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.
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?
In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tennis/golfer's elbow, & more.Read More
Don't let its name fool you. Tennis elbow is a common tendon injury infamous for chronic pain and weakness focused on the outside of the arm, where the elbow and forearm meet.
In this overview, Dr. Bryan Loeffler, MD, of OrthoCarolina Hand Center touches on what to do when you have hand, wrist, or elbow pain and what your next steps might be moving forward when consulting an orthopedic surgeon.Read More
Pain, burning, numbness or tingling in your hands? You may be suffering from a common condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.Read More
In this surgery demonstration, Dr. Daniel Lewis, MD, of OrthoCarolina Hand Center shows us what to expect during a Carpal Tunnel Release & Trigger Finger surgery and what happens in the operating room.Read More
In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of common hand, wrist and elbow ailments that can cause this discomfort.
Our panel of five OrthoCarolina hand, wrist, & elbow specialists partnered with the education experts at Experience Anatomy to explore the ins and outs of hand/wrist/elbow pain, from when to consult an orthopedic specialist to pain injections to surgery recovery.Read More
Physicians from OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs (part of the OrthoCarolina Hand Center, Charlotte, NC) partnered with the team at the US Army's Regional Health Command - Atlantic to treat this amazing active-duty soldier.Read More
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that arise from the spinal cord to and lead to the peripheral nerves that give movement and feeling to the shoulder, arm and hand. Check out our clinic overview.Read More
Case study presentation.Read More
Discussing orthopedic injuries and topics that affect you most. Watch our live stream on Facebook & YouTube (@orthocarolina).Read More
Three Charlotte hand surgeons have discovered that people of any age born without a hand already have the functionality needed to control a prosthetic device using only their mind.Read More
Upper extremity injuries like wrist and finger fractures are common in soccer players and can be missed on the field.Read More