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UHC Orthopaedic Specialists provide ground-breaking, advanced care for: Shoulder Surgery Adult Hip and Knee Replacements Individual Treatment and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Elbow and Hand Surgery Expertise in Diabetic Feet and Tendonitis Orthopaedic Specialists at UHC Our Orthopaedic Specialists at United Hospital Center are board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons in shoulder, hand, hip,… Read More

About – Pain

UHC Pain Management Specialists create unique multidisciplinary treatment plans for individuals experiencing chronic pain including: Degenerative Disk Disease Disk Herniation Low Back Pain Neck Pain Musculoskeletal Pain Myofascial Pain (chronic muscular pain) Osteoarthritis Sacroiliitis (inflammation of the sacroiliac joint(s)) Spinal Stenosis Neuropathic Pain (nerve disease causing numbness or weakness) Individualized… Read More

About – Spine

Spine Specialists at UHC Today, individuals suffering from brain and spinal disorders as well as those experiencing chronic pain can access the most advanced care in one location: United Orthopaedic and Spine Center. This team of medical specialists brings the latest breakthroughs in medicine and technology to our region. Lower… Read More

Advanced Practice Providers

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Advanced Practice Providers


Fertilized Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) with InternalBrace™

Participation in sporting activities is increasing among young athletes. The intensity with which these participants compete and train also continues to climb. Unfortunately, this can lead to injury. One of athletes’ most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The ACL is a large ligament in… Read More




Patient Information

Appointment Information What to bring with you to your appointment Photo ID Insurance cards or workers compensation information A disc with any recent diagnostic testing (X-ray or MRI) done at a facility other than UHC List of your medications Team Members you may see on your visit Team Member What… Read More


Rehabilitation Physicians

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist at UHC Specializes in diagnosing and treating problems of the musculosketal system and performs thorough history and physical examinations to find the source of pain, injury, or disability, even when standard diagnostic tests do not reveal specific problems. Read More





Treatment Minimally invasive surgery is shorter, more comfortable, and requires much less time to devote to recovery. Additional benefits include fewer complications than open surgery, less bleeding, less scarring, and a lower or comparable cost to more complex surgery. When it’s time to start the surgery, your doctor makes a… Read More

United Rehab

United Rehab at Bridgeport provides state-of-the-art outpatient rehabilitation services with hours of operation to accommodate your lifestyle. Monday 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Friday 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – Noon… Read More


Fertilized Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) with InternalBrace™

Participation in sporting activities is increasing among young athletes. The intensity with which these participants compete and train also continues to climb. Unfortunately, this can lead to injury. One of an athletes’ most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The ACL is a large ligament… Read More

High Heels: The Health Risks

Are your feet and knees hurting while wearing your favorite pair of heels? Perhaps your back and hips are aching after taking your heels off after a long work day? You may be asking yourself why these high-heeled shoe styles are causing painful effects on your body. Wearing high heel… Read More

How to Care for Your Cast

The purpose of splints and casts is to support and protect injured bones and soft tissue and reduce pain, swelling and muscle spasms. Here is some general information about casts, proper cast care and what to expect over the next couple of weeks. Your doctor may have very specific… Read More

How to Climb Stairs After Hip Surgery

We understand that you’re anxious to resume your normal activities as soon as possible after having hip surgery at Bruce Carter United Orthopaedic and Spine Center. With modern hip surgery, you can be up in a matter of days instead of weeks. Physical activity, especially that is… Read More

Our Fairmont Clinic is Now Accepting Patients

In addition to United Orthopaedic at UHC, patients will be seen at our Fairmont clinic, located at 177 Middletown Road, Suite 1. At the Fairmont location, patients will be seen by Christopher Courtney, D.O., an Adult Reconstructive Joint Specialist. Dr. Courtney received his medical degree from West Virginia… Read More

Signs You Need to See an Orthopaedic Surgeon

When an injury first happens, many people assume that a few days of rest and taking pain relievers is all they need to get better. That could very well be the case in some situations, but many injuries that seem minor at first can produce long-term complications without medical intervention. Read More

Top Causes of Shoulder Pain and How to Prevent It

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the shoulder is the most movable joint in the entire human body. This also explains why shoulder injuries are so common. “Your shoulders receive their range of motion from four distinct muscles and the tendons surrounding them called the rotator cuff,” said… Read More

Treat Your Injuries Using the R.I.C.E. Method

An injury can occur at anytime, anywhere. Whether you were injured while exercising or while working outside in the garden, pain and swelling can occur as a result. You may believe that you can work through the pain, but you can actually cause further damage. By following the simple… Read More

UHC Earns Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia has selected United Hospital Center (UHC) as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient… Read More

UHC Offering Highly Advanced Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgeries

Innovative robotic technology allows surgeons to personalize total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacement procedures to each patient.   United Hospital Center is now offering Mako SmartRoboticsTM for joint replacement surgeries. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements… Read More

UHC Orthopaedic Program on a New Footing

WVU Medicine United Hospital Center (UHC) recently performed its first ankle replacement thanks to its new foot and ankle specialist, Carl T. Hasselman, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon. The below image shows the outcome of Dr. Hasselman’s great work and the artificial implant. Read More

UHC Orthopaedics Bone Health Guide

The Bone-Healthy Way of Life, Exercise, and Nutrition Bone Basics: The Importance of Bones Bones and the skeleton play many important roles in the body: Store and supply calcium as needed for all of the cells and organs of the body Give our bodies support and muscle attachments which allow… Read More

UHC Orthopaedics Opens “Friday Night Lights” Clinic This Fall

The United Orthopaedic and Spine Center is extending its hours by opening a “Friday Night Lights” Clinic during football season. To be more accessible to high school athletes and to continue delivering personalized care when it is needed most, clinic hours will be extended every Friday during high school… Read More

UHC’s Orthopaedic Campaign Helps Children in the Community

The Bruce Carter United Orthopaedic and Spine Center, located in Bridgeport, WV, is holding “Coats for Kids”–a winter coat drive to provide children in need with a coat this holiday season. Temperatures will soon be dropping as winter is on its way.  The Bruce Carter United Orthopaedic and Spine… Read More

United Hospital Center Pioneers Mazor Robotics with Mazor X™ Spine Surgery

United Hospital Center (UHC) is one of only a few hospitals in West Virginia to have the Mazor X™ surgical assurance platform in its neurosurgery service line. The Mazor X™ system combines unprecedented pre-operative planning tools and analytics with unparalleled intra-operative guidance, giving UHC patients the most advanced spinal… Read More

United Hospital Center Practices SHARE Approach

At United Hospital Center (UHC), we believe the relationship a patient has with their healthcare provider plays an important role in overall care. We encourage all of our patients to participate by asking questions and exploring treatment options. That is why UHC practices the SHARE Approach. The SHARE Approach… Read More

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

You’re likely to have many concerns when one of our doctors at Bruce Carter United Orthopaedic and Spine Center recommends surgery to treat your injury or health condition. The word brings up images of pain and a long recovery period for many people. However, our department uses minimally invasive surgery… Read More

What is Runner’s Knee and How is It Treated?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, more commonly known as runner’s knee, earned its nickname because the condition is quite common among people who run regularly or competitively. The stress your body undergoes while running sometimes causes irritation where your kneecap, medically known as the patella, rests against your thighbone. Some people experience… Read More

When to Use Hot and Cold to Treat a Muscle Injury

When deciding whether to use heat or cold to treat your muscle injury, it’s helpful to know if you have an acute or chronic problem. An acute injury is one that comes on rapidly, but is short-lived. Chronic pain, on the other hand, develops slowly over time and can be… Read More

Will I Need Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is an important part of recovery for many patients at Bruce Carter United Orthopaedic and Spine Center. Your doctor will likely recommend physical therapy if you have experienced decreased strength, loss of range of motion, or have difficulty getting around because of your injury. Physical therapy not only… Read More