Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD All surgeons and their patients hope for perfect surgeries and recoveries, like a scene out of Marcus Welby, MD, where the patient has a heart transplant and lives happily ever after with her adoring family and friends all around her. Fortunately, that surgical scenario tends to play out in real life… Read more »
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Did you know that back pain and leg pain will cause about 80% of our population to see a physician each year? Although most back pain is minor and will usually resolve on its own, there are many different diagnoses that can cause lingering lower back pain. About 10% of the patients that see an… Read more »
Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD The next time you are out in a crowded public place, take a moment and look around you. Pay special attention to the people you see and what they are doing. I would guess that 8 out of 10 are looking at an electronic device, with their head and neck tilted… Read more »
The Spine Surgeons at Orthopaedic & Spine Center are pleased to announce the addition of the Medacta MySpine® Patient-specific Lumbar Spinal Fusion to the surgical procedures available to their patients. The Medacta MySpine® System is truly a surgical instrument customized to the patient’s own anatomy and vertebrae. A plastic, 3D model of the vertebrae to be… Read more »
Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD You may think that being an orthopaedist is all glamorous, like the movies or TV make it out to be. However, I did spend many years in school, working hard, learning how to be a good physician and surgeon. One of the most interesting subjects that I had to master was… Read more »
Spinal Osteoarthritis or Spinal OA is a form of wear-and-tear arthritis that affects the joints of the spine. The facet joints are located on the backside of each vertebrae and help the spine bend and twist. As we age, the cartilage in these joints may wear away with use and time. At the same time,… Read more »
Alan Condon – Friday, March 26th, 2021 This article was originally published in Becker’s Spine Review. One of the first three-level lumbar spinal fusions at an ASC was recently performed by Jeffrey Carlson, MD, president of Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News, Va. Dr. Carlson spoke with Becker’s Spine Review about what minimally invasive spine surgery means to him and… Read more »
Dr. Jeffrey R. Carlson performed one of the first three-level lumbar interbody fusion surgeries in an ambulatory surgery center in the United States on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The outpatient surgery was performed on a 37-year-old male at Coastal Virginia Surgery Center in Newport News, VA.
Spine surgery encompasses many aspects of patient mobility, but none as serious as spinal cord injury. Injury to the spinal cord can happen from an accident where the bones get violently moved out of position and pinch the spinal cord. This may just be an instant compression on impact than released or a sustained compression… Read more »
Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As a busy Orthopaedic Physician, I often see and treat patients for and write articles about the cervical spine (neck) and the lumbar spine (lower back). Today, I’m going to focus on the thoracic spine or the middle back, the area where the rib cage is located. Percentage wise, I do… Read more »