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Dr. Todd Chapman discussing his practice

Dr. Todd Chapman discussing his practice

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Stretches and Positions to Help Decrease Your Low Back Pain Before You See Your Medical Doctor or Physical Therapist

Back pain has been a hot topic in recent years and will affect many people at some point in their lives. These positions may help decrease your symptoms to a manageable level to assist with you getting back to the activities you love.

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A Breakthrough in Medical Care: The Starfish Procedure

What is possible if two dedicated doctors come together with an idea to help people who have lost fingers use “their fingers” again? For Eddie Chapman, it means he can tie his shoes. See the full story from WTVI/PBS. Physicians from the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs, OrthoCarolina

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The Insider’s Guide to Knee Replacements from a Surgeon & Physician Assistant Team

When a knee has been damaged from injury or has substantial pain from arthritis, a knee replacement (or knee arthroscopy) is a way to relieve pain and help the affected person return to doing the activities they love.

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This woman survived a shark attack: ‘He had my whole arm in his mouth’

Just 10 months ago, Tiffany Johnson and her husband were snorkeling in the Bahamas when a shark attack changed her life forever: “He had my whole arm in his mouth.” NBC’s Kerry Sanders joins Megyn Kelly TODAY to tell her tale of survival. Featuring the Physicians from the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs, OrthoCarolina

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How to Reduce or Prevent Injury When Starting a Walking Program

The weather is starting to get nice and many people start walking programs. Two injuries that occur often with starting a walking program are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Both injuries typically occur from overuse, but there are some signs to look for that can help you prevent them.

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​Drop Foot, What Causes it and What to Expect

Foot drop is what it sounds like: a condition that causes someone to have problems lifting the upper part of the foot, from the arch to the toes, off of the floor. It may also seem like the person is dragging their foot across the floor when they walk, sometimes scraping their toes.

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Introducing the Starfish Procedure

Novel muscle transfer technique enables patients to have improved control of a myoelectric prosthesis

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A Doctor’s Guide to Preventing ACL Injuries

As doctors, a high percentage of the patients we care for with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) issues sustain their injuries from movements that occur when the body abruptly decelerates or changes direction.

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OrthoCarolina Spine Center Community Event Recap

Highlights from our community roundtable held at Lenny Boy Brewing on February 22nd, 2018.

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How Ultrasound-Guided Injections Can Help Treat Pain

Cortisone injections can provide much needed relief for ongoing and chronic pain. Ultrasound machines have helped us improve this accuracy by allowing us to guide the injection needle to a more exact location under direct visualization.

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OrthoCarolina Boone

Offering a level of sub-specialty care unmatched in the high country.

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Pediatric Orthopedic Care at OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina’s Pediatric Orthopedic Center is your destination for comprehensive pediatric orthopedic care in Charlotte.

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Hand Care at OrthoCarolina

The southeast's leader in hand and wrist care, OrthoCarolina Hand.

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Hip and Knee Care at OrthoCarolina

National recognized care for total joint replacements at OrthoCarolina.

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Shoulder Care at OrthoCarolina

Nationally recognized physicians for Shoulder Care.

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Spine Care at OrthoCarolina

The Southeast's leader in Spine and Back care.

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Physical Therapy at OrthoCarolina

Expert care from OrthoCarolina Physical Therapy

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Foot and Ankle at OrthoCarolina

Best in class Foot and Ankle Care at OrthoCarolina

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Sports Medicine at OrthoCarolina

World-Class Sports Medicine care at OrthoCarolina

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​How to Know If You Might Have a Rotator Cuff Issue

Rotator cuff issues are a common culprit of shoulder pain. Four muscles make up the rotator cuff and keep the head of the upper arm bone in its socket, enabling it to work. Those muscles turn into tendons that attach near the head, which is the ball of your shoulder, a ball-and-socket joint.

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