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Coastal Orthopedics is often featured in area news media as leaders in orthopedics. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often to see the latest news and events on Coastal Orthopedics.
  • Dr. Peter Ramsey and his patinet Brian Lazar were recently interviewed by WMBF News about outpatient joint replacement surgery. 

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  • Using advances in anesthesia, pain management, and surgical techniques, Dr. Peter Ramsey performed outpatient hip replacement procedures on both Brian Lazar and DuPree Atkinson at Carolina Bone & Joint Surgery Center. Now, both men—who were completely debilitated by osteoarthritis of the hip—are back to their families, jobs, and hobbies. This new program has many benefits, including increased patient satisfaction due to at-home recovery, reduced risk of infection, and reduced cost.

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  • The repetitive use of the tendons and ligaments surrounding your wrist could result in the pinching of a nerve or inflammation around your wrist joint. These two symptoms are better known as carpal tunnel and wrist tendonitis.

    Wrist tendonitis, also known as tenosynovitis, is characterized by the irritation and inflammation of the tendons surrounding the wrist joint. The wrist has tendons that cross over each other and the bone. When those tendons thicken and constrict from overuse, making movement of the tendons difficult and painful, often times the result is tendonitis.

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  • We are very excited to announce that Brynn Latterner will be joining our team as our newest clinical manager!

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  • Dr. William Mills of Coastal Orthopedics recently implanted the first full-body MRI surgical lead for spinal cord stimulation in the area. This new, FDA approved product allows recipients to have full-body MRI scans post-operatively, unlike traditional spinal cord stimulation implants.

    Spinal cord stimulation is a treatment used for patients suffering from chronic pain. Previously, only the head and extremities could have an MRI scan after the procedure; however, over 80 percent of patients will need an MRI within five years of receiving...

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  • Andrew Wade, information technology manager at Coastal Orthopedics, recently graduated with his master of business administration degree.

    Wade attended Coastal Carolina University and was selected as the Outstanding Student in Master Business Administration for 2015 – 2016. As the top student in his class, he graduated with a 3.97 GPA and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honor society.

    “It has been an incredible learning experience to complete my MBA,” says Wade. “The opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to assist in my career has...

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  • Coastal Orthopedics’ patients now have access to lumbar epidural steroid injections through two specialty-trained doctors: Dr. Erkan Alci and Dr. Erin Watson. Dr. Alci of Coastal Orthopedics recently completed additional training in this noninvasive treatment.

    Lumbar epidural steroid injections are used to treat spine pain and spine-related lower extremity pain. The steroid that is injected reduces inflammation around the nerve that is pinched or inflamed and causing pain. This helps to relieve or...

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  • Conway local James Munshower was experiencing back pain that was limiting his daily activities. He visited Dr. Erin Watson, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Coastal Orthopedics, who recommended Munshower try radiofrequency ablation.

    Radiofrequency ablation uses radio waves to heat and disrupt pain signals from the nerves that are causing discomfort. It is used to treat several different conditions and was first documented in 1931; however, radiofrequency ablation has become a common treatment for back pain over the past 15...

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  • Our nurse practitioner, Tasha Lee, D.N.P., F.N.P.-B.C., O.N.P.-C., recently had her article on osteoarthritis published by The Clinical Advisor. 

    To read the full story, click here.

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  • Stephanie Jo Beck now has her active lifestyle back thanks to the anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) procedure performed by William L. Mills, M.D.
     
    After injuring her back in 2009, Beck found that daily activities became difficult, her motion was restricted, and she experienced constant pain and numbness in her legs. She chose to have the ALIF procedure performed in April of 2014 by Dr. Mills. 
     
    Dr. Mills says that the advantages of the minimally invasive procedure...
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