Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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 »

Tumors of the Spine

  Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Tumors are an abnormal collection or mass of cells that multiply rapidly without the “on/off” switch normal cells possess.  Spinal tumors that are directly related to spine cells are rare and we are not sure what causes most spinal tumors; however, a very small percentage can be caused by genetic… Read more »

Lumbar Spine Fusion

  Mark W. McFarland, DO As a busy spine surgeon, I routinely perform Lumbar Spine Fusion surgery.  In this article, I will discuss this procedure and how it is used to improve function and relieve pain in patients with certain spinal conditions. The lumbar spine is made up of five bone segments, called vertebra, which… Read more »

Orthopaedic Surgery in the Era of COVID-19 – Arthroscopic Surgery

  Boyd W. Haynes III, MD COVID-19 has caused unparalleled changes in our lives, in the way we work, play and even in the way we perform surgery.  Because the safety of the patient and the surgical team are paramount, process changes have been occurring at a rapid pace within hospitals across the country.  Some… Read more »

My Spine Surgery Was Cancelled due to Coronavirus – Now What?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Federal, state and local mandates regarding postponing elective surgery during the Coronavirus outbreak have caused many patients quite a bit of concern and frustration.  Managing the logistics of your life around a planned surgery take a lot of time and effort. There are work, family, and social considerations, as well as… Read more »

The Top Two Causes for Heel Pain

Joel D. Stewart, MD As a busy foot and ankle specialist, I often see patients complaining of heel pain.  Here, I’ll discuss the two most common reasons for heel pain and how they are treated. Plantar Fasciitis – The way I hear patients describe the pain they feel from Plantar Fasciitis is pretty much the… Read more »

Common Back Injuries

Mark W. McFarland, DO Did you know that back pain is the number one reason for which people seek medical attention?  Having a healthy, non-painful back is essential to living and working well.  Let’s discuss some common back injuries and how I treat them. Back Strain – One of the most common complaints I hear… Read more »

Will I Need Another Spine Surgery?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As a fellowship trained spine surgeon, I see patients every day that have had spine surgery in the past but who are again facing worsening pain and dysfunction.  When they had their initial surgery, they were told that this procedure would correct their current problem for a time, but they should… Read more »

Degenerative Disc Disease

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD There are some medical terms that confuse patients.  There are some medical terms that mean the same thing.  There are medical terms that we research on the internet and then find we are more confused than before doing research.  Degenerative disc disease (DDD) seems to be one of these terms. On… Read more »

The Stinger:  A Common Neck Injury in Football

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In the spring, young men across America get mopey, starry-eyed and stare off into space, dreamily thinking of only one thing…WHEN is football season going to start?  Well, sports fans, August is almost here and the pre-season NFL games will be starting soon, as will college games.  With the advent of… Read more »