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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Bunions: What to Know

For many people who cannot find relief from nonsurgical treatment methods, bunion surgery becomes necessary. Surgical candidates include patients who can’t walk more than a few blocks without foot pain, cannot bend or straighten their toe, or whose big toe is constantly red and painful.

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Nurse Practitioners in Orthopedics – 4 Things to Know

As we celebrate National Nurse Practitioners Week, here are four things to know about NPs.

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Radiologic Technologists – The Professionals Behind Your X-Ray

Radiologic Technologists make it possible to see your pain point from the inside out.

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7 Secrets You Should Know About the Importance of Going to Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a key component of the healing process for many people. Though being patient through the therapy process and being diligent about sticking to a therapy plan may at times feel challenging, it pays off in the long run when it comes to recovery.

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What You Probably Don’t Know About Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics -- which you may hear referred to as biologics, cell-based therapy, regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy -- are derived from substances that naturally exist in the body.

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Take This Quiz to Find Out if You Might have SI Joint Pain

Have low back pain that you think could be SI Joint dysfunction? Take this quiz. 

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Why We Chose to be Physical Therapists

Our physical therapists at OrthoCarolina play a big role in rehabilitation, and PT is an important part of the work we do to help our patients maximize long-term health benefits. It’s is a way for patients to improve movement, manage pain and prevent or recover from injuries or other physical conditions.

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Put the Brakes on Back Pain

Sitting in the carpool line to pick up your kids can drive your body crazy — literally.

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How fast is recovery after a joint replacement?

Recovery time has been drastically reduced over the years with patients walking immediately and discharged the same day or next.

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Your Top Questions about Fluoroscopically-Guided Injections, Answered

Fluoroscopically-guided steroid injections can be an extremely effective method of treating back pain or joint pain without surgery. Here are some of your most pressing questions about these injections, answered.

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OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Surgeons Establish Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center

Thomas Fehring MD, hip and knee surgeon with the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, has launched the OrthoCarolina Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center along with fellow hip and knee surgeons Brian Curtin, MD, Bryan Springer, MD, Keith Fehring, MD.

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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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Could My Child Have Scoliosis?

The first thing many parents notice is asymmetry, or their child having height differences in the shoulder or hips.

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Ten Facts to Know About Scoliosis

During June's Scoliosis Awareness Month, Dr. Todd Champman breaks down some information about this spinal condition that affects 2% of the population.

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ACL Tears for Women - Why Female Soccer Players Are 6 Times More Likely to Become Injured

Sports medicine specialist Margaret Lynch, PA-C, joins FOX 46 to discuss to the commonality of ACL tears and how to prevent them.

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What to Know About Fluoroscopically-Guided Injections, and Where to Get Them in Charlotte

Fluoroscopically-guided injections are a non-operative, conservative method of treatment for ongoing and chronic back pain or joint pain.

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Professionals Suggest Ways to Deal with Hip Pain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - The aches and pain can really take a toll. If your hips hurt you’re not alone. FOX 46 is getting results for your pain looking at different parts of your body and what you can do to find relief. “It can be very limiting in terms of someone’s function,” explained Dr. Edward Brown, an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCarolina in Rock Hill.

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Epidural Steroid Injections: Everything You Need to Know

Dr. Ciaccia of OrthoCarolina Gastonia performs an epidural steroid injection and explains how it works.

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Rock Musicians Bring New Awareness to Ankylosing Spondylitis

Imagine Dragon’s Dan Reynolds and Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars have given a face to this form of arthritis that most often affects the spine.

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Back Pain? 7 Stretches You Can Do From Your Desk Chair

Lower back pain is a common ailment. Try these physical therapist-recommended stretches right at your desk chair to help.

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For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

Gilbert Hunter has always loved to paint…portraits to be specific. He’s retired now, but he’d like to get back to doing it more often. The brushstrokes created by his hand reveal the snapshots of his mind as his perspective takes shape on canvas.

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April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy is a unique profession that works with people across the lifespan to help them engage in activities and occupations that are meaningful to them.

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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: The Starfish Procedure

Upper Extremity Surgical Amputation Procedure.

Presented by Dr. Bryan Loeffler and Dr. Glenn Gaston of the OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs

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