What does a Carolina Hand surgeon do for vacation? For Dr. Minkin, it’s an adventure deep beneath the earth’s surface (just a quick glance at the beautiful photos on his bio may give that away). He recently took a trip to Central America, where he and a local crew enjoyed a multi-day expedition through the … Continue reading Dr. Bruce Minkin’s Adventures with Jaguars, Bushwacking & Underground Caves in Belize
If you’ve broken a bone, you’re going to need to keep the affected joints immobilized for a period of time to ensure the tissues heal correctly. In many cases, there’s no better way to safely immobilize the area—and ensure as speedy a recovery as possible—than applying a cast. If your doctor has put you in … Continue reading Cast Care: How to Keep Your Cast Comfortable and Clean
If you work at a computer (or have a job that involves repetitive motion) and are experiencing wrist pain, you’ve likely wondered if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms are both uncomfortable and frustrating, especially when you need your hands for practically everything you do. While it’s estimated that only a small percentage of … Continue reading Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? And How Can I Treat It?
Our orthopaedic surgeons love doing surgery, but even we agree that it’s best to stay out of the operating room whenever possible! One non-surgical treatment option for joint pain and injuries that’s gotten a lot of buzz lately is PRP, or platelet rich plasma injections. While doctors worldwide have used it successfully since the late … Continue reading 10 Questions You Have About PRP Therapy
When our kids are hurting, we hurt too. And while we can’t control all the bumps and boo boos our little ones will endure, we can make thoughtful efforts to prevent injury. The New York Post recently highlighted a common mistake parents are making when it comes to youth sports and what you can do … Continue reading Why Kids Need Breaks from Sports: The Epidemic Hurting Young Athletes