Physical Therapy for the Unhappy Triad or Blown Knee

Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT A Blown Knee or the Unhappy Triad is an injury to the knee that damages three knee components simultaneously, the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), the meniscus and the MCL (medial collateral ligament).  This type of injury is typically seen in sports like skiing, football, and basketball, but can occur during a… Read more »

Congratulations to OSC’s Top Docs for 2020!

Join us in congratulating Orthopaedic and Spine Center’s Top Docs for 2020!  These physicians were chosen by their physician peers in a survey conducted by Coastal Virginia Magazine.  Meet the OSC Physicians Chosen as Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Docs 2020     Pictured L to R – Robert J. Snyder, MD • Joel D. Stewart,… Read more »

The Unhappy Triad – A Complex Injury of the Knee

  Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Knee injuries are one of the most common reasons for people to seek care from an Orthopaedic physician.  Because the knee joint is complex and consists of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues, a lot can go wrong.  Sometimes, the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), the meniscus and… Read more »

Why Might I Need a CT Scan for my Orthopaedic Problem?

  Mark W. McFarland, DO A Computerized Tomography Scan, also known as a CT scan, or CT, is a quick and painless diagnostic imaging study that enables me to view detailed images of the bones, organs and soft tissues of the patient’s body. CT uses multiple x-rays, taken at various angles and guided by a… Read more »

Hurricane Isaias Update

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Hurricane Isaias, weather conditions in Hampton Roads are expected to deteriorate Monday evening into Tuesday, with high winds, heavy rain and the potential for flooding throughout the day. If you have an appointment scheduled at OSC on Tuesday, August 4, please call our main number (757-596-1900) before you leave for your appointment. OSC… Read more »

The Psychology of Pain

Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD Pain is the most common reason that patients come to see a physician at OSC, where they treat musculoskeletal conditions of the body. Pain can affect a person’s ability to participate in certain activities, work, how well they sleep, and their relationships with others. As a Pain Psychologist on the OSC… Read more »

OSC will be Closed in Observance of Independence Day

  All offices of Orthopaedic & Spine Center will be closed in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 3. Please contact us now for prescription refills, any paperwork/documentation, or anything else that you may need before the national holiday. As always, a caring OSC Specialist will be on call should you need us. We hope… Read more »

Osteitis Pubis

Pelvic disorders and overuse injuries aren’t as common as a hip or knee injury but can be seriously detrimental to an athlete’s well being. The pelvis is made up of three bones, two of which connect at the front of the pelvic girdle at a point known as the pubic symphysis. The pubic symphysis is made up of cartilage, which helps to absorb strong forces between the two bones that connect at the front of the pelvis.