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Go Deeper with the OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center MDs: Detailed discussion of periprosthetic joint infection.
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.
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.
By seeing a PA-physician team, not only do patients benefit from increased access to medical care and better outcomes but the physician that works alongside the PA can have greater access to time outside the office and OR suite. Creating a cohesive MD -PA work team means forging a strong foundation from the beginning.
From a young age, Keith Fehring knew he wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. He didn’t have to look far for inspiration. His dad, Dr. Thomas “Tom” Fehring, has been an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements for thirty years.
Fellowship training is an additional year of training that a surgeon chooses to pursue in a specialized area of orthopedics. Going through fellowship training was very important to me in becoming a surgeon. Being fellowship-trained allows a surgeon to be able to train in a setting with more complex cases and broaden their knowledge in a more specific area of orthopedics.
Like all physicians, I went into medicine to make a difference in the lives of people in need.
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".