UNC Orthopaedics using Amniotic Fluid to Promote Tissue Repair

December 15, 2017

Dr. David Berkoff has begun offering treatment in a cutting-edge new therapy that uses amniotic fluid to treat injuries by assisting healing and promoting the growth of healthy tissue. The treatment is currently being used to promote healing in partial thickness tendon tears, sprains / strains, joint pain and soft tissue injuries. Amniotic fluid is … Continued

Dr. Campion featured on WRAL for Groundbreaking New Treatment for Scoliosis

December 13, 2017

Edmund Campion, MD, Frank C. Wilson Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, was featured on WRAL discussing Magec Rods,  a newly available intervention for adolescents with severe scoliosis. [From WRAL] A new option to treat scoliosis in children could help some kids avoid multiple surgeries to reposition pins as they age. Scoliosis, a curvature … Continued

New Program offers Athletes the Ability to Monitor Tendon Health and Prevent Injury

August 31, 2017

UNC Opens Tendon Treatment Program to Public Chapel Hill: UNC Orthopaedics recently opened a Tendon Treatment Program at its Carolina Pointe II location in Chapel Hill. With the goal of keeping active people active, this new program offers innovative approaches to the care of tendons and ligaments to help prevent injury and provide targeted individualized … Continued

4-H Summer Camp students learn sports medicine basics from UNC Orthopaedics staff

July 25, 2017

UNC Orthopaedics recently hosted students from a local 4-H Summer Camp for an introduction to sports medicine. UNC Orthopaedics recently hosted students from a local 4-H Sizzle Summer Camp for an introduction to sports medicine. The camp attendees traveled to the UNC School of Medicine campus and learned basic principles of sports medicine from Nurse … Continued

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

July 14, 2017

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. Media Contact: Jamie Williams, jamie.williams@unchealth.unc.edu, 984-974-1149 CHAPEL HILL, NC – Among teenage athletes, the rate of ACL tears is rising, with the sharpest increase seen in females aged 13-17 who, … Continued

UNC Orthopaedics receives accreditation for new sports medicine fellowship

June 22, 2017

The Department of Orthopaedics recently received accreditation for a new fellowship for orthopaedic sports medicine. Alex Creighton, MD, will serve as program director. The Department of Orthopaedics recently received accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a new fellowship for orthopaedic sports medicine. This is the first orthopaedic fellowship at the … Continued

UNC / NC State Team up to receive Game Changing Research Initiative Program (GRIP) Award

June 22, 2017

NC State’s Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), along with RTI International and Kenan Institute, announced the four winning teams who will receive Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP) Awards. NC State’s Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), along with RTI International and Kenan Institute, announced the four winning teams who will … Continued