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 »

Psychological Assessment at OSC

By Joshua Willson, Certified Psychometrist The physicians in the OSC Interventional Pain Management Department recognize that chronic pain is a reality involving both physiological and psychological factors.  Pain does not exist in a social vacuum, and non-physiological factors such as personality, cognitions, beliefs, socio-cultural variables, learning and emotional reactivity all significantly affect a patient’s perception… Read more »

Dr. Cal Robinson Lectured at 2018 International Pain Management Conference in Vienna, Austria

OSC’s Dr. F. Cal Robinson was invited to lecture at 6th Edition of The International Conference on Pain Management, held March 26-28, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The theme of this year’s conference was: “Unique Pioneering Research, strategies and approaches in Pain Management” which brings together professionals particularly interested in the Pain Management research work and… Read more »

Gout – A Painful Form of Arthritis

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Gout is a common form of arthritis that typically affects the big toe joint; however the ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers can also be affected. The problem occurs when too much uric acid remains in the blood after being processed by the kidneys.  The uric acid forms into thin, spike-like… Read more »