Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Smartphone Pinky: Fact or Fiction?

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.

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Trigger Finger & Carpal Tunnel Prevention, Symptoms & Treatment

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. 

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Amy's Journey from Amputation to Custom Arm Prosthetic

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.

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Arm Care FAQ for Baseball Athletes

Common questions in arm care for baseball athletes. 

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Elbow Anatomy

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.

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What Is Tommy John Surgery?

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.

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OrthoCarolina Helps Local Artist Get Back to Business

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.

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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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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hand, Wrist, & Elbow

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.

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Tennis Elbow Can Serve Up Real Pain

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. 

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Hand, Wrist & Elbow Anatomy

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.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

Pain, burning, numbness or tingling in your hands? You may be suffering from a common condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger Surgery - Case Study

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.

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Hand, Wrist & Elbow: Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body From the Inside Out

 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. 

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Revolutionary Treatment for an Active-duty Army Private

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.

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Brachial Plexus and Limb Paralysis Clinic Overview

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.

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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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OrthoCarolina Hand Surgeons Discover Children, Adults Born without Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prosthetics

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.

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Upper Extremity Injuries in Soccer Are More Common Than You Think

Upper extremity injuries like wrist and finger fractures are common in soccer players and can be missed on the field.

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