• Exclusive Regional Doctors for PBMD

    GASTON COUNTY’S
    PICKLEBALL TREATMENT LEADERS

    Your Local Experts in Pickleball Injuries

    Our specialty-trained doctors are proud to offer pickleball injury treatment and prevention tips using data, clinical expertise, and experience to keep you conquering the court.

  • We Are Proud to Be
    THE MOST PREFERRED
    ORTHOPAEDIC PRACTICE IN GASTON COUNTY*

    *Independent Market Research Since 2013

quick access logo

Hurt Today. Treated Today.

We understand that injuries are painful and require prompt diagnosis and treatment. That’s why we’re proud to offer our QuickAccess clinic to treat your bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions.

Visit our QuickAccess Clinic for prompt orthopaedic care. Same-day appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

Learn More

GET ACTIVE.
STAY ACTIVE.

As the most preferred orthopaedic practice in Gaston County, we're proud to have provided our community excellence in bone, joint, and muscle care for the last 70 years!

Available only in Gastonia, but proudly serving residents in our surrounding communities, our specialty-trained orthopaedic doctors, surgeons, and sports medicine physicians at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center are expertly trained to provide you with the highest level of specialized and advanced care in several areas of orthopaedics, including the ankle, back, elbow, foothand, hip, knee, neck, shoulder, spine, and wrist. Our specialists also offer expert fracture carejoint replacement, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sports medicine

HOLIDAY HOURS UPDATE

Our office will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday.

Introducing Dr. Lauren Mogk
Dr. Dolly Skeete

DOLLY SKEETE, MD

1974 – 2024

In Memoriam

Where to Find Us

Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054

Directions

CENTERS OF
EXCELLENCE

At Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, we stand committed to delivering exceptional orthopaedic care through our specialty centers of excellence. Each center is dedicated to offering our patients the most comprehensive patient education in their respective areas as well as the highest quality nonsurgical and surgical care through the combined knowledge, experience, and expertise of our fellowship-trained surgeons and specialists.

Hear From Our Patients

empty-stars-img
full-stars-img
Dr. Prato was very honest with my diagnosis. I will recommend him in the future.
empty-stars-img
full-stars-img
I think Dr. Zlotnicki was great. He did knee replacement surgery. Everything went great. I can’t wait to get my other knee done.
empty-stars-img
full-stars-img
Dr. Thomason is like having a "big brother" who watches over me. He included me in every aspect of my pre and post-operative care plan. Thanks to him, my quality of life has tremendously improved. He's very professional, knowledgeable and prompt. I highly recommend this practice!
empty-stars-img
full-stars-img
Dr. Prato answers my concerns thoroughly. With each visit the professional Dr/Patient relationship continues to grow. He is a true professional practitioner and am glad that my knees will be taken care of by his proficient skill and experience. Thank you.
empty-stars-img
full-stars-img
Dr. Zlotnicki took the time to explain my problem and the actions needed to provide relief of symptoms, including short and long-term management. He listened to my questions and concerns and addressed them. I left feeling confident in the treatment plan.