Category: Dr Robert J Snyder MD

How Not to Have Healthy Knees

Dr. Bob Snyder, an Orthopaedic Specialist who regularly treats patients with knee problems, tells us what to do if we DON’T want to have Healthy, Pain-Free Knees: 1. Gain all of the weight you want! 2. Don’t exercise, but if you do, make it a very high-impact form of activity. 3. Don’t ever stretch. 4…. Read more »

Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

  Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Own a Racquet!   Robert J. Snyder, M.D.   The term “tennis elbow” is misleading because most times a diagnosis is not related to leisure or sports activities. Tennis elbow presents when patients overwork the tendons with repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Patients who often suffer… Read more »

Cause and Treatment of Golfer's and Tennis Elbow

   Dr Robert Snyder, Orthopaedic Specialist with Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News VA   Dr Bob Snyder deals with two common conditions of the elbow, which typically present as tenderness and pain, either on the inside of the elbow (Golfer’s Elbow)  or on the outside (Tennis Elbow). In both cases the site of… Read more »

How Can I Make My Knee Stop Hurting?

  A community lecture by OSC specialist, Dr Robert Snyder     Dr Snyder takes us through the anatomy of the knee, and how the knee develops and is affected by age from infancy to senior years. The lecture also shows how we lose our natural ability to heal and repair damaged cartilage (which leads… Read more »

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery by Dr Robert J Snyder MD

Dr Robert J Snyder MD concludes his look at knee pain and knee surgery with an overview of recovery from, and the benefits of AKS Recovery from Knee Surgery So what is the recovery period like after Arthroscopic Knee Surgery ( AKS)?  Most of my patients do extremely well after having arthroscopic knee surgery.  Most… Read more »

Minimally-Invasive Knee Surgery by Dr Robert J Snyder MD

Arthroscopic knee surgery as an outpatient procedure by Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s Dr Robert J Snyder MD Arthroscopic knee surgery is almost always done as an outpatient procedure, unless the patient has other medical conditions that may predicate their being admitted to the hospital for post-surgical monitoring for a longer period.  I will have the… Read more »

MRI Scanning and Knee Pain Diagnosis

Dr Robert J Snyder MD of Orthopaedic & Spine Center Outlines the Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology for Diagnosing Knee Problems In my previous posts, I have discussed knee pain, what conditions or injuries cause it, at home treatments for knee pain and what steps I take to treat knee pain conservatively.  In… Read more »

Treatment of Knee Pain by Dr Robert Snyder MD

Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s Dr Robert Snyder Shares His Insights into Treating Knee Pain In my last post, I provided some background about Knee Arthroscopy and the injury and illness that may cause someone to need this type of surgery.  In this post, I am going to outline the examination and non-surgical treatment process for… Read more »

Introduction to Knee Arthroscopy by Dr Robert J Snyder MD

OSC’s Dr Robert J Snyder on Knee Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Background Up until about 1975, the majority of knee operations were done through large, open incisions.  Patients usually stayed in the hospital for a few days and the recovery period was long and painful.  In the late 1970’s, arthroscopic knee surgery started to… Read more »