Category: Arthritis

Articles related to the treatment and diagnosis of arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Knee Replacement Diary – The Day of Surgery

  Mahnee N. Payne I arrived at Bon Secours/Mercy Mary Immaculate Hospital bright and early the day of my surgery. (As I couldn’t have anything to eat or drink, wear any makeup, perfume or lotion, there really wasn’t a lot to do except get dressed, brush my teeth and hair and take my pre-surgical antibiotics… Read more »

My Knee Replacement Diary – Preparing for Surgery (It’s a Process)

Knee x-rays

  By Mahnee N. Payne (not my real name – but cool for this blog)  However; those are my actual knee x-rays, showing bone-on-bone arthritis As an employee of Orthopaedic & Spine Center and as one of its patients, I admit I’m in a unique position when it comes to having a surgical procedure, because… Read more »

Lumbar Spine Fusion

  Mark W. McFarland, DO As a busy spine surgeon, I routinely perform Lumbar Spine Fusion surgery.  In this article, I will discuss this procedure and how it is used to improve function and relieve pain in patients with certain spinal conditions. The lumbar spine is made up of five bone segments, called vertebra, which… Read more »

Considering Ankle Replacement? What you Should Know

Dr .Joel Stewart

  Joel D. Stewart, MD Ankle Replacement surgery has been around for decades, but until recently, it had a very unpredictable success rate.  Advancements in the implant materials (prostheses), different design rationales and surgical techniques have now made ankle replacement a viable treatment option for those who have severe arthritis of the ankle joint due… Read more »

Why is my Neck Hurting Worse During the COVID-19 Quarantine?

  Mark W. McFarland, DO This self-quarantine business during the COVID -19 crisis is rough, by any measure.  Many of you may be working from home, tending to kids and trying to get that “honey-do” list completed during self-confinement. You may be experiencing neck pain for the first time or maybe your on-and-off neck pain… Read more »