Category: News and Events

Common Side Effects of Opioid Medications – Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD

As an Interventional Pain Management specialist, I work to alleviate chronic pain of all types, using minimally-invasive techniques designed to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of painful conditions. In the Interventional Pain Management department at OSC, we offer a wide range of in-office procedures which are done in our fluoroscopy suites. We perform epidural… Read more »

ACL Reconstruction and Repair – by Boyd W. Haynes III, MD

Usually, when we hear of an athlete who has a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), we wince and may assume that his or her athletic career will never be the same. For many years, that loud “pop” and shattering pain of an ACL tear really was the cause of a career-ending injury. An ACL tear… Read more »

What Technologies Make a Real Difference in Hip Replacement Surgery? by Boyd W. Haynes III, MD

The first successful and reproducible hip replacement surgeries started in the 1960’s, and were used to treat severely painful hips caused by a number of diseases. These ground-breaking surgeries used fabricated metal implants to replace both the femoral bone and head and the acetabulum (socket) in the pelvis. Since that time, hip replacement has been… Read more »

2014 OSC Workers' Compensation Symposium – Registration is Open!

We are delighted to announce that registration is open for the 2014 OSC Workers’ Compensation Symposium! 2014 marks the 7th year that Orthopaedic and Spine Center has hosted this event and it promises to be fantastic! The Symposium will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Thursday September 11th, from 7:00 AM to… Read more »

Post-Herpetic Neuralgia – An Unpleasant Reminder of Shingles by Raj N. Sureja, MD

In my practice, I treat individuals who suffer from chronic pain, which is caused by various medical conditions involving the musculoskeletal or the neurologic systems of the body.  I frequently see patients who had shingles a few months ago and are now suffering from a complication of shingles called Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN).  In this article,… Read more »

Effective Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy – April OSC Community Lecture

Join Dr. Jenny Andrus as she discusses the causes and symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy, how to decrease pain and improve function, often without the use of habit-forming narcotics. Learn about pain management procedures that are performed in our office, offering you relief and a return to the activities you enjoy. Bring a friend, have some… Read more »

The “Trick Knee” – Not Magical, Just Unstable

Ever heard someone mention that they have a “trick knee” and wondered what they meant?  The term “trick knee” is used to describe an unstable knee that can buckle or give-way without warning.  This can be very disconcerting when it happens, even causing a person to fall to the ground when their knee buckles.  When… Read more »

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Women – Robert J. Snyder, MD

Historically, tears of the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, have occurred more often in males than in females.  In the last twenty years, however, more and more women have participated in sports, and that trend seems to be changing.   Woman now sustain ACL tears at rates higher than their male counterparts.  Some people have termed… Read more »

Tuesday, March 18th, 7:00 PM, OSC Community Lecture with John D. Burrow, DO

Join Dr. John D. Burrow for Overcoming Arthritis Pain: Effective Treatments for the Hips and Knees – Tuesday, March 18th at 7:00 PM here at OSC, 250 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News, VA. Dr. Burrow will discuss treatment options for painful arthritis of the knees and hips. Learn about the latest non-surgical and surgical treatment… Read more »