Dr. Christopher Kestner helped treat Blue Devil basketball players during his foot and ankle fellowship with the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. That impresses Duke fans, he admits, but not necessarily rival University of North Carolina fans. More importantly, Dr. Kestner learned the techniques of total ankle replacement, which can resolve damage from trauma and arthritis, from top experts while at Duke. Dr. Kestner was drawn to orthopedics by his sports...
Breastfeeding may be natural. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. In today’s complicated world, support and planning are essential for long-term success, and the conversation about how a woman plans to nourish her child ideally starts during pregnancy.“Everybody has to make the best choice for them, but I do tell women early about the benefits,” says Trident Health Ob-Gyn Dr. Cyndi T. Lawton.
A child is not just a smaller version of an adult, and that’s especially true when it comes to health care. Knowing this, Trident Health has added a 4,000-square-foot Pediatric Emergency Department at Summerville Medical Center (SMC) with the promise of a kid-friendly approach from the moment...
New procedure gives spinal pain patients hopeIn an instant, Rachel Fannin's life would be dramatically altered. Just before she became a teenager, Rachel was cleaning an aquarium at her home when she pressed down on one side with her left foot. She didn't expect to break through. And she couldn't foresee how the shards of glass and the subsequent infection would lead to chronic nerve injury and pain in her foot and leg.
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