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What Are Knock Knees? Causes & Treatment Options

“Knock knees” is a term used to describe the medical term genu valgum, which means the knees fall inside the midline of the legs.

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What is Blount’s Disease?

Blount’s disease is a condition affecting the growth plate of the tibia, also known as the shin bone.

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Intoeing Causes & Treatment

In-toeing is a pattern of walking in which the toes point inward instead of straight forward. There are varying degrees of in-toeing, some being mild and others being severe.

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Multi Modal Pain Management: Making Hip and Knee Surgical Pain Easier

American registered nurse Margo McCaffery, a pioneer of the field of pain management nursing, famously had a theory about human pain: "whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does".

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OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center Leading in Research

More research needed for guidance on one-stage vs two-stage exchange to treat PJI after TKA

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Changing Technology and Trends in Joint Replacement

Joint replacement patients are growing older, but also getting younger

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Ten Things to Know about Being a Physician to an NFL Team

Dr. Patrick Connor, Head Team Physician of the Carolina Panthers, offers his perspective

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How recovering from an ACL tear is as much mental as it is physical: Warren’s Story

When an athlete gets injured, we tend to focus on the physical aspects: What was hurt, the surgery, and when can the athlete get back on the field or court...

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When Can My Child Start Lifting Weights?

I get asked this question almost daily, so if it’s something you’ve pondered as a parent, know that you are not alone.

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Lateral ankle reconstruction (Brostrom) using the Arthrex Internal Brace. Kent Ellington, MD.

Lateral ankle reconstruction (Brostrom) using the Arthrex Internal Brace. Kent Ellington, MD.

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What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Multi Radiance Medical Laser®

Laser treatment is a non-invasive therapeutic modality, or treatment, designed to reduce and relieve chronic pain that can happen as the result of a variety different orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

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National Physical Therapy Month: What Our Patients Say

Below are some comments from our patients about their OrthoCarolina physical therapy experience. We are grateful for our PTs, their service and hard work!

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How Obesity Affects Your Arthritis

Even as countries worldwide have populations that suffer from malnutrition, obesity has become a major worldwide health concern including in the United States.

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Cervicogenic Headaches: Long name; treatable problem

Most of us have had a headache before and know that they are…well, a headache.

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Athlete with a foot injury? Call Dr. Bob

If you’re a high-profile athlete and you have a foot or ankle injury, there’s really no debate. You go see Dr. Bob.

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Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

At age 28, I was in the best shape of my life...

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The Ultimate List: Our Top 50 Tips for Running Your First Race

Running your first race can be scary, exhilarating and everything in between.

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Indoor Cycling and Your Core

Exercise and staying fit is a big part of Dr. David Anderson’s life.

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