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Orthopedics

When you experience normal wear and tear or an injury to any part of your musculoskeletal system including arthritis, broken bone, muscle sprain, swollen tendon or torn ligament, an orthopedic specialist can help you on your journey to regaining your physical activity.

At UNC Ortho, our expert team provides a full scope of orthopedic services including specialties in sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, as well as foot and ankle. You can expect a commitment to improving your quality of life by providing quality care from diagnosis to recovery. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer innovative technology, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation services.

Find the care you need for many conditions and injuries that affect bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. Services we provide include but are not limited to:

Hand and Wrist

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Dupuytren's
  • Joint Replacement
  • Ligament Repairs
  • Nerve Repairs
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon Tears
  • Trauma
    • Fractures
    • Tears
    • Sprains
    • Strains
  • Trigger Finger

Elbow

  • Arthritis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Distal Biceps Rupture
  • Joint Replacement
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tennis/Golfer's Elbow
  • Trauma
    • Fractures
    • Tears
    • Sprains
    • Strains

Shoulder

  • AC Joint Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Instability/Labral Tear
  • Joint Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma
    • Fractures
    • Tears
    • Sprains
    • Strains

Knee

  • ACL Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Multi-ligament Injury
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Sports Injuries
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trauma
    • Fractures
    • Tears
    • Sprains
    • Strains

Hip

  • Fracture
  • Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior)
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Tendon Tears/Strains
  • Hamstring Repair
  • Trauma
    • Fractures
    • Tears
    • Sprains
    • Strains

Foot and Ankle

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Flatfeet
  • Heel Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Limb Salvage
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Revision Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
  • Toe Problems
  • Hammer Toes
  • Trauma
    • Fractures
    • Tears
    • Sprains

Nonsurgical Orthopedic Care

Rest assured, your orthopedist will start your care with nonsurgical treatments whenever possible. Depending on your condition, your care plan may include:

  • Behavioral or lifestyle change recommendations
  • Casts, braces or splints
  • Medications, including injections
  • Orthotics (support devices)
  • Physical therapy or other rehabilitation services
  • Rest

Quality Surgery Close to Home

Stay close to home while getting high-quality care before, during and after your surgery. If you don't get relief from nonsurgical treatments, you and your doctor may decide orthopedic surgery is your best treatment option. When possible, your orthopedic surgeon will perform your procedure using minimally invasive techniques. That means you'll have a smaller incision, less pain and a faster recovery than if you had traditional surgery.

Your procedure will take place at UNC Health Caldwell or if an appropriate candidate, at Prime Surgical Suites, LLC. Both advanced facilities makes the surgical experience as safe and convenient as possible for you and your family. Benefit from:

  • The latest operating room technology to help surgeons perform your procedure accurately and efficiently, so you get the best outcome
  • Nurses, your surgeon, and other caregivers closely monitoring you and remaining nearby at all times to respond to your needs
  • Amenities for loved ones, like Wi-Fi and phone charging stations

Joint Replacement Surgeries

If you have chronic joint pain from arthritis or have a joint deformity that interferes with your daily activities, you may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery. Joint replacements offered include:

  • Hip replacement surgery, including anterior hip surgery
    • When you choose UNC Ortho for hip replacement, you will recover sooner if your surgeon uses the anterior approach. This technique makes the incision in the front of your hip and affects fewer muscles. Hip replacement surgery has advanced with the direct anterior approach, which eliminates the need to detach tendons and allows for faster recovery times.
  • Knee replacement surgery
    • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Robot-assisted knee surgery is now available at UNC Health Caldwell, allowing for safer procedures with better outcomes and shorter hospital stays.
  • Ankle replacement surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery

Joint Class - Attend our one-hour Total Joint Class at UNC Health Caldwell to learn about what you need to do before, during, and after surgery. Your joint replacement care team will guide you through the process. Follow your team’s instructions to support your best outcome and a smooth recovery. We’ll register you for the next Total Joint Class when your doctor’s office schedules your surgery.

Jason Norcross, MD using CORI robot

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine focuses on physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Benefit from sports medicine at UNC Ortho whether you’re a professional or amateur athlete, or learning to live with an injury or disability. Work with our orthopedic specialists to help you improve your fitness or agility.

Our sports medicine orthopedists work closely with athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches to protect young athletes. We provide sideline support at Football games and other sporting events as necessary and provide free physicals to the local area middle and high school athletes every year

Support for Your Recovery

Rely on the rehabilitation therapists at Caldwell UNC Health Care to help you recover from your orthopedic surgery. Take advantage of physical therapy or occupational therapy services that help you rebuild strength, mobility and more after surgery

Find an orthopedic specialist at UNC Ortho today. Call 828-757-6434 for an appointment. No referral required. 

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