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Summer Adventures in the Fast Lane: OrthoCarolina Motorsports Keeps Families Rolling

At OrthoCarolina Motorsports, our care extends beyond the track, ensuring families like the Allgaiers and Floreses can keep their high-speed pursuits on course. From softball tumbles to gymnastics mishaps, our expert team provides rapid, effective treatment, keeping the summer fun going full throttle.

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Empowering Recovery: OrthoCarolina's Multidisciplinary Approach to Brachial Plexus Injuries, Limb Paralysis, and Congenital Hand Differences

Discover how OrthoCarolina's multidisciplinary approach provides comprehensive care for brachial plexus injuries, limb paralysis, and congenital hand differences. From innovative treatments to personalized rehabilitation, we're committed to enhancing physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

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Exploring Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: Hands in Motion Podcast with Dr. Bryan Loeffler & the ASHT

Dive into the world of targeted muscle reinnervation with Dr. Bryan Loeffler on the Hands in Motion podcast, hosted by Cara Smith, PT, DPT, CHT, and Stephanie Strouse, OTD, OTR/L, CHT. Gain insights and expert knowledge in this engaging discussion.

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Green Thumb, Healthy Joints: Gardening Tips for Orthopedic Wellness

Elevate orthopedic wellness with our Green Thumb Gardening Tips – your guide to cultivating healthy joints through joint-friendly techniques. Explore expert advice, sustainable garden care, and horticultural insights for a vibrant garden and a healthier you.

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Celebrating Women Physicians at OrthoCarolina Through Women Physician Month

Explore the groundbreaking contributions of Women Physicians at OrthoCarolina throughout February. Celebrating diversity in the orthopedic field, discover the expertise and dedication of these trailblazing specialists, shaping a future of medical empowerment. 

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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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Welcome Dr. Aversano!

Discover the expertise of Michael W. Aversano, MD, a distinguished Pediatric Hand Specialist at OrthoCarolina. Explore his extensive background, publications, presentations, and contributions to the field of orthopedic surgery. 

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Safe and Savory Thanksgiving: A Guide to Correctly Carving Your Turkey and Avoiding Food-Related Injuries

Discover essential tips for hand safety and injury prevention during cooking. Learn how occupational therapy can help with orthopedic injuries, and find ways to prevent kitchen accidents. Ensure safe food preparation this holiday season.

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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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Introducing Our Newest Physicians: Experts in Foot and Ankle, Spine, Hand, Hip and Knee, and Joint Reconstruction!

Discover OrthoCarolina's exciting additions to the team! Our group of five new physicians brings expertise in Foot and Ankle, Spine, Hand, Hip and Knee, and Joint Reconstruction. Learn about their backgrounds, specialties, and interests as they join our dedicated team of orthopedic experts. From hand fellowship-trained surgeons to NFL veterans turned doctors, each physician brings a unique perspective to our practice. Explore their profiles and get to know the individuals who are expanding our orthopedic capabilities at OrthoCarolina.

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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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Welcome to OC, Dr. Grier

OrthoCarolina is a leading orthopedic practice in the Southeast, offering expert care for musculoskeletal conditions. Meet Dr. Grier and learn more about our comprehensive services at OrthoCarolina.com.

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Eleven-year-old wakeboarder overcomes injury and wins national title

Click here to learn about Zoey Carroll's speedy recovery after the amputation of two fingers with the help of Dr. Peter Waters.

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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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How to Prevent Biceps Tendon Ruptures

Learn ways to reduce your risk of biceps tendon ruptures, courtesy of Dr. Edward Walker, MD.

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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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Pitch Smart Guidelines for Youth Athletes: Key Insights for Safe and Effective Pitching

Discover expert advice on safe pitching practices for youth athletes, covering crucial topics like year-round throwing, strength training alternatives, warm-up routines, and post-throwing recovery methods. Stay informed and keep young athletes in top form with Pitch Smart Guidelines.

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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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