Category: Bone Health Tips

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

Dr. Boyd Haynes

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 »

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 »

Osteophytes:  A Fancy Term, but Simply Bone Spurs

Robert J. Snyder, MD As a busy Orthopaedist, I see many patients in the office, whose main complaint goes something like this, “I have this really sharp pain, when I walk (or insert your activity of choice here).  It hurts so bad, it must be caused by a bone spur”.  Most of those pains are… Read more »

What are Osteoporosis & Osteopenia?

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone disease that weakens our bones, making them thinner and easier to break. These fractures can lead to pain, stooped and poor posture, or significant trouble moving around. What is osteopenia? Osteopenia is often referred to as the beginning stage of osteoporosis. It is weakening of the bones and… Read more »

Clavicle Fractures

by Robert J. Snyder, MD The clavicle, or better known as the collarbone, is a vulnerable site for fracture in the body. To go over the anatomical background, the clavicle connects the arm to the body, and is located between the ribcage and the shoulder blade. The clavicle is vulnerable to damage because of its… Read more »

Two Easy Ways To Improve Bone Health

Diet Advice for Orthopedic Health from OSC At Orthopaedic & Spine Center we encourage our patients to have routine bone density tests and provide patients of ways to keep their bones in good health. Genetics do play a part in how healthy a person’s bones are, but that’s not the only factor. There are ways… Read more »