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Orthopaedic Specialists at UHC UHC’s specialists have completed fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Ohio State, University of Pennsylvania, West Virginia University and The Toledo Hospital. And they chose UHC. Read More

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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

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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


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 performed… 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 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

To continue delivering personalized care when it’s needed most and to be more accessible to high school athletes in the community, United Orthopaedic and Spine Center is extending its hours by opening a “Friday Night Lights” Clinic during football season from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. UHC’s orthopaedic specialists… 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. The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) states that 43 percent of… 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… 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