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  • Beginning Jan. 13, EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region’s new AccessOrtho clinic in Marion, located at the McDowell Medical Associates Building at 2293 Sugar Hill Road, will be offering immediate orthopaedic care to patients suffering from acute bone, joint and muscle injuries. Patients will be able...
  • Taking a positive approach to arthritis can make all the difference in creating and sustaining life-altering habits. Since arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, it’s important for those suffering to accept their limitations and develop better coping...
  • How long do patients need to wait before returning to their lifestyles? Every patient is different, and recovery times will vary. When the surgery is complete and the patient has returned home, they must commit to an extensive rehabilitation regimen. Over the course of six to eight weeks, the...
  • People suffering from hip pain, arthritis, stiffness, or limited hip movement can choose minimally invasive surgery when a hip replacement is needed. Anterior hip replacement surgery is one of the least invasive joint replacement options. This technique minimizes the amount of pain for the patient...
  • Robert S. Westrol, M.D., R.Ph.S., fellowship-trained pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, has joined EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region. Dr. Westrol sees patients at the practice’s Hickory office, located at 2165 Medical Park Drive, as well as their Lenoir office,...
  • Whether you are training over a prolonged period or playing hard during a competition, hydration can keep you at peak performance and help you avoid serious health risks. Dehydration in athletes can lead to decreased coordination, fatigue, headaches, and muscle cramps. Additional heat-related...
  • In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries that involve both compression and twisting across the joint, which is a common occurrence in contact sports, like football, as well as in skiing and volleyball. Meniscal injuries also...
  • It’s a trend happening on playing fields and basketball courts at an alarming rate: a young girl jumps or pivots and collapses in excruciating pain. In fact, teenage girls sustain serious knee injuries, like ACL tears, at much higher rates than boys playing the same sports. The environmental,...
  • Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, now EmergeOrtho, has updated its QUICK CARE service! ACCESS ORTHO, operated by EmergeOrtho, the region's most comprehensive center for orthopaedic care, is a walk-in medical service for patients of all ages with conditions that need to be diagnosed right away...
  • Dr. Christopher G. Houdek, DO is a fellowship trained board certified Orthopaedic surgeon joining EmergeOrtho in Catawba County. He attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. He was awarded his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from...
  • Sarah Bone is a national board certified Physician Assistant. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Exercise Science from Albion College in Albion, Michigan. She became a certified Athletic Trainer in 2002. Sarah then earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant studies at...
  • On August 1st, Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists was one of four independent orthopaedic physician groups to join together to form a new practice called EmergeOrtho. These practices include: Blue Ridge Bone and Joint of Asheville, Hendersonville and Arden; OrthoWilmington with offices in New...
  • Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists merges with three other NC practices to form one of the state’s largest physician-owned orthopaedic practices July 28, 2016— In a common mission to provide streamlined, patient-centered care, four independent orthopaedic physician groups across North Carolina...
  • New Location...Same Great Service. Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists is pleased to announce that as of May 2, 2016 our Morganton Physical Therapy department will be located at Fiddler’s Run, off of Interstate 40, Exit 104. Morganton Physical Therapy Office 139 Fiddler’s Run Blvd. Morganton,...
  • Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists would like to welcome Dr. William B. Bell to our team. Dr. William Bell is a board eligible Orthopaedic surgeon joining Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists in Burke County. In 2008, Dr. Bell received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Mississippi School...
  • Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists would like to welcome Dr. Justin B. Jones to our team. Dr. Justin Jones is a board eligible Orthopaedic surgeon joining Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists in Catawba County. He was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. He...
  • Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists would like to welcome Dr. J. Barry Sanderlin to our team. Dr. Sanderlin is a non-surgical and interventional spine specialist who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. During his fellowship in interventional spine care under world-renowned...
  • Dr. Stanislaw was recently voted Best Doctor in the “Best of Caldwell” competition that the Lenoir News Topic holds each year. Subscribers to the paper and residents of Caldwell County have the opportunity to vote on numerous categories, one of which, is Best Doctor. It has been a privilege to...
  • Accidents happen! Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists is here to help. We have opened an Quick Care to provide help for acute orthopaedic injuries or problems. Excellent Treatment, Compassionate Care Quick Care is a dedicated urgent orthopaedic care unit which Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists...
  • Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists would like to welcome Dr. James Hurt, III to our team! Dr. James Hurt, III is a board eligible orthopaedic surgeon joining Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists in Caldwell and Catawba Counties who specializes in Sports Medicine. Dr. Hurt is a valuable addition to...
  • Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists would like to welcome Dr. Jason Zook to our team! Dr. Jason Zook is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon joining Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists in Burke county. Dr. Zook’s interests range from minimally invasive spine surgeries, such as decompressions and...
  • Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists sponsored the 2012 Oktoberfest 5k/10k Footrace on October 13, 2012. A big "Thank you" to all those who participated! » View the race results
  • Digital ORs at Valdese Hospital integrate with 3D modeling for advanced ortho surgery The News Herald - Wednesday, June 17 2008 By Tony Glenn | BLUE RIDGE HEALTHCARE VALDESE - Burke Countyarea orthopaedic surgeon Christopher T. Daley, MD, touches the exposed end of a patient’s femur with...