Should I Worry about Getting a Spine Infection?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Severe back pain can be a sign of several significant spinal disorders that bring patients to consult with me, as a spine specialist.  Although most back pain, even severe pain, is not going to be a symptom of a severe or life-threatening disorder, most people’s thoughts immediately go to the most… Read more »

The Risks and Complications of Disc Herniation Surgery

A spinal disc herniates when the covering of the disc cannot hold the gel-like material inside, due to injury, overuse or aging.   Often the inside portion of the disc will rupture through the covering, kind of like a jelly doughnut that is squished.  Because the spinal nerves are right next to the spinal discs, the… Read more »

OSC Physicians Named as 2019 Top Docs in Virginia Living Magazine

We are delighted to announce that three of our physicians were named “2019 Top Doctors” by their physician peers in a state-wide survey completed by Virginia Living Magazine.  Please join us in congratulating them on this prestigious recognition! (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jenny L.F. Andrus, M.D. — Interventional Pain Management, Prolotherapy Raj N. Sureja, M.D. —… Read more »

OSC Voted Best Orthopaedic Practice in Hampton Roads by Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers

The Physicians and Staff at Orthopaedic & Spine Center were delighted to hear that the readers of Coastal Virginia Magazine voted us the best Orthopaedic Practice in Hampton Roads for 2019! With over 300,000 votes being cast this year, throughout all of Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore and NE North Carolina, we are humbled and… Read more »

Knee Replacement Revision Surgery for Infection

John D. Burrow, DO Knee Replacement Surgery is a very safe and effective way to treat severe painful arthritis in the knee.  About 750,000 Americans underwent knee replacement (arthroplasty) surgery in 2018.  As Americans live longer and expect a higher quality of life as they age, the number of knee replacement surgeries will keep growing. … Read more »

When is Knee Joint Revision Surgery Necessary?

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Adult Joint Reconstruction Specialist, I perform joint replacement surgeries of the knee and hip AND joint revision surgeries for both.  Knee replacement is a very effective way of treating painful arthritis in the knees and close to 800K are performed in the United States each year.  This… Read more »

Does Time Spent in Surgery Affect Outcomes?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Whenever I discuss an upcoming surgery with my patient, there are lots of questions that come from the patient themselves, their family members and/or their caregivers.  One question that most patients don’t ask is “How long does the actual surgery take to perform?”  In general, patients want the surgeon to “take… Read more »

Little League Elbow Syndrome: What you Should Know

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Many of us grew up playing on a Little League baseball or softball team and cherish those memories of daily ball practice, camaraderie with teammates, incredible wins and crushing losses during the spring and summer days on the field.  Even if you’ve never played, you may have seen the movie… Read more »

Desiccated, Degenerated, Bulging, and Herniated – Your Guide to Spinal Disc Disorders

Mark W. McFarland, DO The spinal disc is a marvel of nature – a cushion between our vertebrae to absorb the shocks and traumas of everyday life, a tough ligament that helps create stability for the spinal bones and a joint which allows for some spinal mobility. There are 23 discs in the spine, six… Read more »