Category: Knee Care

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

  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 »

OSC First in Virginia to Offer In-Home ROMtech Portable Connect Bikes for Total Knee Replacement Patients

    Dr. Boyd Haynes and Dr. John Burrow are excited to offer their Total Knee Replacement patients ROMtech Portable Connect Bikes for in-home use during recovery after surgery.  The ROMtech bikes are proven to help patients achieve a better range of motion, greater extension, faster recovery and an overall better rehabilitation experience following knee… Read more »

Physical Therapy for the Unhappy Triad or Blown Knee

  Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT A Blown Knee or the Unhappy Triad is an injury to the knee that damages three knee components simultaneously, the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), the meniscus and the MCL (medial collateral ligament).  This type of injury is typically seen in sports like skiing, football, and basketball, but can occur during… Read more »

The Unhappy Triad – A Complex Injury of the Knee

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  Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Knee injuries are one of the most common reasons for people to seek care from an Orthopaedic physician.  Because the knee joint is complex and consists of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues, a lot can go wrong.  Sometimes, the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), the meniscus and… Read more »

What You Can do Now to Prepare for Your Postponed Knee Replacement

  John D. Burrow, DO I’m hearing a lot of pent up frustration from my patients about having their knee replacement surgeries postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  I hear things like, “They just don’t know how much pain I’m in” or “I can barely walk, how much longer do I have to wait?” or… Read more »

What is Prolotherapy and How Does it Work?

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD There are many causes of chronic pain and a leading one is joint pain due to joint instability. Strains and sprains to ligaments (they connect bone to bone) and tendons (they connect muscle to bone) over time can result in their loosening. Many experts believe that this loosening or instability… Read more »

Will There Ever Be a “Real” Replacement for Knee Cartilage?

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Often touted as the Holy Grail of Orthopaedic research, the search for an affordable and realistic knee cartilage replacement continues to this day.  Although many products on the market today claim to “replace” or “regenerate” cartilage, none has been proven to do what is promised.  In this article, we will… Read more »

Three Non-surgical Ways to Treat Your Knee Arthritis

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Joint Replacement Specialist, I see people every day for consultations about their painful knee arthritis.  While I’m happy to expertly perform knee replacement surgeries for my patients who need them, I always advise against doing surgery until absolutely necessary.  “Absolutely Necessary” means different things to different patients, as… Read more »

Am I at Risk for Knee Arthritis? Five Factors to Know

John D. Burrow, DO Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a very common malady and is seen in folks as young as their twenties, but is more usually observed in middle age and beyond. It’s the “wear and tear” form of arthritis, which causes cartilage degeneration, swelling, stiffness and pain.  Statistics say that about 45%… Read more »

When is Knee Joint Revision Surgery Necessary?

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Adult Joint Reconstruction Specialist, I perform joint replacement surgeries of the knee and hip AND joint revision surgeries for both.  Knee replacement is a very effective way of treating painful arthritis in the knees and close to 800K are performed in the United States each year.  This… Read more »