Dactylitis or “Sausage Finger/Toe”

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Dactylitis is a symptom that is most often seen in patients who have inflammatory Psoriatic or Rheumatoid arthritis, which are auto-immune diseases.  It is also known as “Sausage Finger” or “Sausage Toe” because of the localized, painful swelling that causes digits to look like sausages.  The fingers or toes may also… Read more »

Dr. Raj Sureja Speaks on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain – Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 PM

There are effective options to treat pain, other than surgery and medication.  Neurostimulation will be discussed at the June OSC Community Lecture with Dr. Raj Sureja! Spinal Cord Stimulation: An Effective Therapy for Chronic Pain Join Dr. Raj Sureja and learn how Neurostimulation can be used to successfully manage pain of the back, trunk, and limbs, greatly reducing… Read more »

OSC will be Closed Monday, May 28, in Observance of Memorial Day

All OSC facilities will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. If you need a prescription refill, paperwork or have a question, please contact our office today, so that we can accommodate your request before the three day holiday weekend. As always, a skilled OSC Physician will be on call, 24/7,… Read more »

Dr. Mark McFarland Trains on the Globus and Brain Lab Robotic & Navigation Systems for Spine Surgery

This past weekend, Dr. Mark McFarland went to Philadelphia, PA to learn about, explore and be trained on the Globus Robotic and Navigation System for Spine surgery.  OSC Surgeons are constantly learning about new products and services to improve surgical technique, the surgical experience and outcomes for their patients. Dr. McFarland is in the process… Read more »

Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD The human skeleton is a remarkable structure that supports our body and allows us to walk upright, run with the wind, bend over to pick up a child, carry heavy loads and hundreds of other tasks every day.  The main component of our skeleton is bone, a mineralized, living composite that… Read more »

Hammertoe

Robert J. Snyder, MD Foot problems are common orthopaedic issues we see daily at OSC, like the foot deformity condition called Hammertoe. In this article, I will describe it and how the condition is treated. When the second, third or fourth toe becomes abnormally bent at the middle joint, it is called Hammertoe, because it… Read more »

Dr. Robert Snyder Speaks about Knee Replacement at the OSC May Community Lecture

Chronic knee pain is no joke. Don’t avoid enjoyable activities because of pain and lack of function.  Learn about treatment options at our upcoming lecture! The Perfect Solution for your Knee Replacement: A Custom-made Knee Join Dr. Bob Snyder as he discusses both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for some of the most-commonly seen knee… Read more »

Depression and Spine Surgery

Mark McFarland, DO Imagine this scenario:  You have had significant, unrelenting back pain for months.  You’ve seen several doctors and had x-rays and an MRI.  You were diagnosed with a major spine issue, such as spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. You’ve tried various conservative treatments, like physical therapy, oral medications and epidural steroid injections,… Read more »

The Role of a Psychometrist at OSC

by Joshua Willson, Certified Psychometrist A Psychometrist is a professional who specializes in administering neuropsychological tests to collect quantitative (numerical) and qualitative (observational) data about a patient’s cognitive functioning and mental ability. Quantitative data is derived from statistical analysis of the patient’s raw scores. The data are compared to results from normative groups: average people… Read more »