Category: Dr Jeffrey Carlson, MD.

Blood Clots after Surgery – Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD

Most patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery have concerns about blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after surgery. There is certainly a significant risk associated with some surgeries. Swelling due to lower extremity surgery may also decrease the flow of blood through the veins and lead to clots. The most dangerous concern about blood clots is… Read more »

Can Antibiotics Cure Back Pain?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD and Managing Partner of Orthopaedic & Spine Center Last week, a very interesting study from Denmark was published, which suggested that chronic back pain may be improved or cured with an antibiotic regimen.  The Orthopaedic world was abuzz with the news and many began dreaming of the immense changes that could… Read more »

Dr Jeffrey Carlson M.D. Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Introducing Dr Jeffrey Carlson M.D.  Managing Partner of OSC, Chief of Surgery at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Newport News VA Dr. Jeffrey Carlson M.D. is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of spine disorders and injuries. Dr. Carlson is the managing partner of Orthopaedic & Spine Center and is the Chief… Read more »

What is Osteonecrosis?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As a Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, I see people every day for a wide variety of bone and muscle problems.   Some conditions I treat regularly, such as knee arthritis or plantar fasciitis.  Other problems I diagnose more infrequently, like bone tumors or osteonecrosis.  However, just because I see less of them in… Read more »

Blood Clots After Surgery

 by Dr Jeffrey Carlson MD Managing Partner of Orthopaedic & Spine Center, Newport News VA Most patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery have concerns about blood clots  or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after surgery.  There is certainly a significant risk associated with some surgeries.  Swelling due to lower extremity surgery may also decrease the flow of blood… Read more »

The End of the World as We Know It – December 21, 2012 – Thanks Mayans!

Not Completely Useful Medical Advice for Survivors of the Apocalypse  Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As December 21, 2012 quickly approaches, many of you are feverishly shopping and may need some advice.  My mind is awhirl with many different thoughts about preparations that need to be made.  Not for finding just the right Christmas present, but… Read more »

Bad to the Bone – Medical Humor

Who Says Orthopaedic Surgeons Have No Humerus! Dr Jeffrey Carlson M.D. may be the first spinal surgeon to have performed a cervical fusion in Virginia on an outpatient basis. Dr Carlson may be the first spine specialist to have performed a cervical disc arthroplasty on the Virginia Peninsula. He may be a consummate professional, highly… Read more »

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson Named Chief-of Surgery

Leading Spinal Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Carlson M.D. Appointment at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Orthopaedic & Spine Center is delighted to announce that Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD, was recently named Chief-of-Surgery at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA. Dr. Carlson is the President and Managing Partner at Orthopaedic and Spine Center in Newport News,… Read more »

Spinal Stenosis: A Painful Condition Prevalent in the Senior Population

A recent study  published by Boston University has determined that lumbar spinal stenosis affects 4.71% of the general population, seemingly a very low number.  However, 47.2%   of individuals in the 60-69 age group have lumbar spinal stenosis on their MRI scan, which is a significant number.  The individuals  that actually  are diagnosed with severe stenosis… Read more »

Spondylolisthesis – A Fancy Name for a Common Spine Problem

Did you know that back pain and leg pain will cause about 20% 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 »