In Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, we encourage our patients to educate themselves about orthopedic conditions and treatment options and our physicians make educational videos more often in terms of explaining a disease, signs and symptoms, surgical and non-surgical methods of treatment options, postoperative care, etc.

We understand that caring for our patients means much more than a comprehensive office visit. We want to empower you with the education you need to be partners in your care and emerge stronger from your treatment.

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This section of the website is intended to provide information on a variety of topics associated with injection techniques.

Disclaimer: This section of our website contains educational information only. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare providers. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of the information on this website.



When a surgeon recommends a total knee replacement you will likely have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions for you.

Every knee replacement is different. Each patient is unique, and patients and doctors face a set of choices before deciding to proceed with surgery. Dr. Kemker, Director of Joint Replacement Services in Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, addresses some of the issues patients and doctors may consider before scheduling knee replacement surgery.



The human shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Almost every day, our physicians treat patients with shoulder pain, instability, or stiffness. Having limited mobility of the shoulder really affects the quality of life and can have a major impact on normal activities. Some concerns are easy to treat while others require surgery.

Dr. Hardy Singh, Director of Shoulder Services and Wound Care in Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, explains shoulder pathologies, shoulder anatomy, common causes for shoulder pain, and how to treat them conservatively and surgically to get back to normal life again. 



Pain interferes with many daily activities and one of the goals of our pain management team is to reduce the effect of pain on patients' function and quality of life. The ability to resume activities, maintain a positive effect or mood, and sleep are relevant functions for patients following surgery.

Dr. MacNichol, Director of Pain Management Services in Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, with more than 34 years of experience, explains how to manage and cure pain, so you don't have to live in pain.



Along with the warmer weather of spring and summer months, North Carolinians know anytime they are outdoors to keep an eye out for things that slither.

For many, the sight of any snake will cause the heart to race. But of the 38 species of snakes in North Carolina, the majority are nonvenomous and not aggressive toward people unless threatened. Especially in the springtime, when snakes are becoming more active and are more likely to cross our paths, it’s good to know the venomous (sometimes incorrectly referred to as poisonous) snakes from the harmless ones, which are beneficial to keep around.

Dr.Perlmutter and Dr. Sean Bush talk about common snakes and snake bites around North Carolina.



Our hands do so much for us. They are capable of a wide variety of functions: touching, grasping, feeling, holding, manipulating, caressing, and more. The hand is composed of many different bones, muscles, and ligaments that allow for a large amount of movement and dexterity.

Numerous muscles, ligaments, tendons, and sheaths can be found within the hand. The muscles are the structures that can contract, allowing movement of the bones in the hand. The ligaments are fibrous tissues that help bind together the joints in the hand. The sheaths are tubular structures that surround part of the fingers. The tendons connect muscles in the arm or hand to the bone to allow movement.

Dr. Perlmutter, Director of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon in Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, shares his experience in performing surgeries in children, correcting birth defects, etc.