Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, the OC Sports Medicine physicians are focused on getting each patient back to the highest level of physical activity possible. Our team of physicians researchers specialize in athletic or overuse injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, cartilage and ligaments, with a special focus on shoulder, knee, hip, regenerative medicine and non-operative orthopedics.

Current research emphasizes the importance of early injury recognition and treatment in order to prevent recurring injuries.  The research team meets monthly to discuss trends and practical areas where additional research is needed.

3240 Surgeries performed at the Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow Centers
472 Total shoulders / reverse total shoulders done by Shoulder & Elbow Center physicians
45 Current, active Sports Medicine research studies within OCRI
Unparalleled approach

The research in our Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow Center typically includes studies focused on evaluating surgical techniques, developing a deeper understanding of various injuries, utilizing the most cutting edge devices/products, and long term follow up of the patient experience.

Our unparalleled experience enables our surgeons to treat some of the most complex cases while dedicating their time to train future generations of orthopedic surgeons.

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Our goal is always returning the patient back to an active lifestyle and performing research that is relevant to the future advancement of the field of orthopedics.

Highlight Reel

From sideline to bedside, OrthoCarolina sports medicine providers are leaders in their field. You may not have known that the same healthcare providers who treat the everyday athlete also treat the pros. This is a team we’re proud to partner with:

  • Carolina Panthers Head Team Physician- Dr. Patrick Connor
  • Charlotte Knights Team Physician- Dr. James E. Fleischli
  • Wells Fargo Championship Physician Specialty Team- Dr. James Fleishli
  • UNC Charlotte Head Team Physician and Orthopedist- Dr. James E. Fleischli
  • Head Team Physician for Johnson C. Smith University- Dr. Dana Piasecki
  • Head Team Physician for Queens University of Charlotte- Dr. Dana Piasecki
  • Assistant Team Physician for the Carolina Panthers- Dr. Durham Weeks
  • Head Team Physician for Davidson College Athletics- Dr. Durham Weeks