Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Should I get my Spine Hardware Removed?

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As surgery advances and becomes more commonplace, more patients will have spinal hardware (i.e., screws, rods, plates) used to stabilize the bones of their spines.  The hardware has great advantages over the older techniques of providing spine stability with an external brace.  This difference can be equated to having surgery for… Read more »

Shoulder Instability – Surgical Treatment

Dr. Martin Coleman

Martin R. Coleman, MD In my last article, I discussed the causes of shoulder instability, its symptoms, and conservative treatment options that could be tried to prevent repetitive episodes of subluxations or dislocations.  While many patients will have success with non-operative therapies, others will continue to have issues with shoulder instability without more aggressive intervention. … Read more »

Six Common Cycling Issues – How I Diagnose and Treat Them

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Bicycling is a wonderful exercise for anyone who wants to stay fit, be outdoors and it can be as competitive or as laid back as you want it to be.  You can race with others in your age bracket in a ranked sporting event or you can take your cruiser… Read more »

Mallet Finger

Dr. Bob Snyder

Robert J. Snyder, MD While the world of Orthopaedics is often exciting and the surgeries I get to perform are mostly major, like knee and hip replacements, I also have to treat the everyday things, like corns, bunions, sprains and diagnoses like Mallet Finger.  In this article, I will discuss what mallet finger is, why… Read more »

Chronic Neck Pain

Raj Sureja, MD

Raj N. Sureja, MD When a patient with chronic neck pain gets referred to me, an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I am often considered a last resort for treatment. Typically, the patient has tried every treatment that their PCP has to offer, been to a Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, massage therapist, to an Orthopaedist, and may… Read more »

Extensor Mechanism Rupture and Total Knee Replacement

Spine Surgery

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 »

Synovial Chondromatosis

Dr. Snyder

Robert J. Snyder, MD As a bone and joint specialist, I get to see patients everyday with a variety of interesting and unique conditions that keeps my job from ever getting boring.  Sometimes the cells or tissues of the body grow abnormally and cause problems – we often call this cancer.  However, other times this… Read more »

Femoroacetabular Impingement

Dr. Burrow demonstrating the knee to a patient

John D. Burrow, DO Hip Impingement or Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) happens when the bones that comprise the hip joint are shaped abnormally.  A person can be born with this defect, it can develop as a teenager or show up later in life.  Either the ball of the femur or the socket of the pelvis (acetabulum)… Read more »

MRI Scanning and Knee Pain Diagnosis

The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology for Diagnosing Knee Problems Robert J. Snyder, MD 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 this post, I will detail what happens… Read more »

Minimally-Invasive Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery as an outpatient procedure by Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s Dr Robert J Snyder M 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 »