Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Snyder, performs the first outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty using the Conformis iTotal G2 Patient-Specific Knee Replacement Prosthesis and Cutting Jigs

Dr. Robert J. Snyder performed the first outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty using the Conformis iTotal G2 Patient-Specific Knee Replacement Prosthesis and Cutting Jigs in an ambulatory surgery center in Hampton Roads on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

What is Facetectomy?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD You may think that being an Orthopaedist is all glamorous, like the movies or TV make it out to be. However, I did spend many years in school, working hard, learning how to be a good physician and surgeon.  One of the most interesting subjects that I had to master was… Read more »

Surgical Treatment for Spinal Osteoarthritis

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Spinal Osteoarthritis or Spinal OA is a form of wear-and-tear arthritis that affects the joints of the spine.  The facet joints are located on the backside of each vertebrae and help the spine bend and twist. As we age, the cartilage in these joints may wear away with use and time. … Read more »

Saturday, April 24, 2021 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Find a Location Near You!

Did you know that a majority of misused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet? Don’t leave unused medications where they can be taken by anyone – return them on Saturday to be disposed of safely and securely, so that they don’t become a problem for someone you… Read more »

Treating Chronic Pain from Spinal Osteoarthritis

Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD Did you know that Spinal Osteoarthritis is the number one cause of lower back pain in those over the age of 50?  While it is most commonly seen in the lower back, it can also occur in the neck.  This is the kind of arthritis that is known as “wear and… Read more »

Having a Hip Replacement as a Smoker-What you Should Know

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As a busy orthopedic surgeon in Newport News, I’ve performed more hip replacement surgeries than I can count over the years, with a good percentage of them having been done on smokers. While both smokers and nonsmokers typically recover well, there are differences during the pre- and post-surgical recovery period… Read more »

Regenerative Medicine: What’s New in this Emerging Field for 2021

Mark W. McFarland, DO In addition to my busy practice as an Orthopaedic Spine specialist, I also offer Regenerative Medicine services as a treatment to my patients when appropriate.  Regenerative Medicine uses the body’s own healing properties, such as stem cells or platelet rich plasma (PRP), to encourage regrowth and healing of mild to moderate… Read more »

Being the Primary Caregiver for Someone with Chronic Pain – What You Should Know

Chronic pain is difficult, exhausting and depressing, not only for the sufferer, but for those who love and live with them.  Having to modify your life according to someone’s pain level every day takes a great deal of patience and understanding. Doing so for long periods, without respite or refreshment, can easily result in caregiver and compassion fatigue and eventually, caregiver burnout. Let’s discuss how to recognize the signs and manage the normal frustrations and emotions of caregiving to head off fatigue and burnout before they start.

Coccydynia or Tailbone Pain – A Common Concern for Women

Jenny L. F Andrus, MD The tailbone or coccyx is located at the end of the spinal column at the cleft of the buttocks.  This small triangular boney structure is actually fused vertebrae that has muscles, tendons and ligaments connected to it, and along with your sacrum and pelvis, helps bear your weight when you… Read more »

Five Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

  Martin R Coleman, MD Arthritis – Although not seen as often as knee or hip arthritis, I may diagnose arthritis of the shoulder when a patient comes to me complaining of an achy, stiff shoulder. Arthritis is a condition that may come with age but may reflect a specific inflammatory condition such as Rheumatoid arthritis… Read more »