Orthopaedics

Teen ACL injuries on the rise, UNC researchers call for wider use of injury prevention programs

Teen ACL injuries on the rise, UNC researchers call for wider use of injury prevention programs

New research from UNC shows that rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are increasing sharply, with the most dramatic increase among girls aged 13-17.

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OrthoNow Clinic to Open at Weaver Crossing

OrthoNow Clinic to Open at Weaver Crossing

A second location of UNC’s OrthoNow Orthopaedic walk-in clinic will open Jan. 3.

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UNC Hospitals’ care earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency for Five Service Lines

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina ranked UNC Hospitals’ bariatric surgery, cardiac care, knee & hip replacement, spine surgery, maternity and complex & rare cancer service lines highly as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program

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New Year, New Knee, New Outlook

New Year, New Knee, New Outlook

Knee replacement surgery was a necessity for Hillsborough resident Dave Gephart. After undergoing the procedure at the new Hillsborough hospital last fall, he begins 2016 with a new knee and a new outlook.

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New Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Will 'Train Our Own'

New Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Will 'Train Our Own'

A new fellowship program at UNC Hospitals will offer two years of advanced training to nurse practitioners interested in pursuing a clinical specialty in orthopaedics. These “transition-to-practice” fellowships have become popular nationally, but this is the first at UNC and the nation’s first orthopaedics-specific program. The first fellow, Ryan Rauch, NP-C, arrived in Chapel Hill from Pittsburgh in September.

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New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

A new tool will allow David Berkoff, MD, associate professor of orthopaedics, the ability to provide his patients with more accurate diagnoses, closely monitor their recovery and, he says, aid in research.

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From Chapel Hill to the World Games

From Chapel Hill to the World Games

On July 25, Tim Taft, MD, will be on the field at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games. It’s a big stage. An iconic venue. First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to be in attendance. Stevie Wonder will perform. But, in a career that spans four decades, Taft, Max N. Novich Professor of Orthopaedics, is used to big stages and iconic venues.

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UNC Orthopaedics Resident Match

On Match Day, March 20, the department was fortunate to match five outstanding medical students with varied backgrounds and interests. We are looking forward to the beginning of their residency training in our program on June 24, 2015.

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Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

UNC’s obstetrics and gynecology residency was ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 1 in the South, and UNC's family medicine residency was ranked No. 7 nationwide. In addition, 11 UNC programs were named among the Top Residencies of the South.

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Many elite college athletes return to play after ACL surgery

Many elite college athletes return to play after ACL surgery

Most collegiate athletes in a new study were able to return to play after having knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

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UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit

UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit

The invitation for Kevin Guskiewiz came after a series of expert interviews with the White House Office of Science and Technology, where he was asked his thoughts about new directions for concussion research.

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Real Medicine: UNC Spine Surgeon has Humble Beginning in Burma

Real Medicine: UNC Spine Surgeon has Humble Beginning in Burma

Moe Lim, MD, is a spine surgeon in the UNC Department of Orthopaedics. This video is the first in a new UNC Health Care System series called, “Real Medicine: Stories that Connect.”

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Center for Heart & Vascular Care & Prosthetics/Orthotics initiate amputee peer visitation program

This program is designed to provide an additional resource to help the Center for Heart & Vascular Care and the Prosthetics/Orthotics department to meet the emotional needs of their patients following an amputation.

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Timothy N. Taft, MD

Timothy N. Taft, MD

Timothy N. Taft, MD is Professor and Director of Sports Medicine on the Department of Orthopaedics. He is an expert in sports medicine, ligament injuries, knee injuries and arthroscopy.

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Dr. Joanne Jordan receives Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award

Dr. Joanne Jordan receives Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award

The award, given by the Rural Sociological Society, honors Dr. Jordan for her work over the last 20 years in the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

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UNC study: Pelvic widening continues throughout a person's lifetime

UNC study: Pelvic widening continues throughout a person's lifetime

A study by UNC researchers finds surprising evidence that the pelvis continues to grow wider even after people stop growing taller. This increase in pelvic width may account for a significant portion of the weight gain that many people experience as they get older.

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UNC Hospitals Imaging and Spine Center now open

The facility is located on the corner of NC Highway 54 and Finley Golf Course Road.

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Avery

Avery

Two-year-old Avery's medical journey at N.C. Children's Hospital began even before birth. UNC's maternal-fetal specialists cared for her while in the womb, and teams of the Children's Hospital's pediatric specialists began caring for her the very minute she was born.

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Is being a 'weekend warrior' bad for your health?

Is being a 'weekend warrior' bad for your health?

Work and family obligations keep many people from exercising on a regular basis. But working out only once a week or less puts you at risk of injury. Jeffrey Spang, MD, an expert at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, explains how you can develop a long-term, healthy approach to exercise.

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Remembering Dr. H. Robert Brashear, Jr.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Dr. H. Robert Brashear, Jr. Dr. Brashear joined UNC Orthopaedics in 1953 and his legacy of excellence in teaching of orthopaedic residents and medical students remains with our training program today.

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Remembering Dr. H. Robert Brashear, Jr.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Dr. H. Robert Brashear, Jr. Dr. Brashear joined UNC Orthopaedics in 1953 and his legacy of excellence in teaching of orthopaedic residents and medical students remains with our training program today.

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UNC study pinpoints causes of ‘runner’s knee’

From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the condition known as “runner’s knee” is a painful and potentially debilitating injury suffered by millions of people – although until now, it has been unclear just what causes it.

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UNC study pinpoints causes of ‘runner’s knee’

From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the condition known as “runner’s knee” is a painful and potentially debilitating injury suffered by millions of people – although until now, it has been unclear just what causes it.

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UNC Orthopaedics Prompt Care changes hours

Beginning August 3, UNC Orthopaedics Prompt Care will change its hours of operation for Monday through Thursday to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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UNC Orthopaedics Prompt Care changes hours

Beginning August 3, UNC Orthopaedics Prompt Care will change its hours of operation for Monday through Thursday to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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