Category: News and Events

Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist – Robert J. Snyder, MD

A ganglion is a small cyst, or sac of clear, mucus-like fluid that can grow in one of many locations on the wrist, although they are most common on the back of the hand at the wrist joint. Other sites, although less common, are the underside of the wrist, the base of a finger, or… Read more »

Crystalline Deposition Disease – John D. Burrow, DO

Most people have heard of Gout, which is a form of arthritis that is caused when too much uric acid in the blood results in crystals forming in the joints, most commonly in the big toe. But did you know that there is a disease that is caused by another type of crystalline deposit that… Read more »

September OSC Community Lecture – Effective Treatments for Painful Shoulder Problems

Join Dr. Marty Coleman as he discusses treatment options for painful conditions of the shoulder. Learn how almost every shoulder problem can be successfully addressed, relieving pain and restoring function. Bring your specific questions for Dr. Coleman. Bring a friend, have some refreshments and get informed! Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Time: 7:00 PM Location:… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Spinal Stenosis – Rachel Tyler, MPT, CIMT

Spinal stenosis is defined as a condition that occurs when there is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal. If only a small amount of spinal narrowing occurs, no pain will result. As the narrowing increases, less and less space is available for the spinal cord and nerves, causing compression or squeezing of the spinal… Read more »

Spinal Stenosis | Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Mark McFarland, DO Acute and chronic neck and back pain represents a major health concern in the United States. Nearly everyone has back pain that, at some point, interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year treating back pain, which is the most common cause of job-related… Read more »

What is Open MRI?

MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is used by physicians as a diagnostic tool to view parts of the body which cannot be imaged by X-ray or other types of diagnostic imaging. Before discussing the merits of Open MRI, a discussion of MRI scanning in general is warranted to provide understanding. In layman’s terms, all MRI… Read more »

Bursitis: A Painful Cousin of Arthritis

By Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As an orthopaedic physician, I see people who come into my office and tell me that they have developed arthritis in their joints and that it hurts like the dickens! Then they point to their hip or their shoulder and show me where it hurts. I usually ask them… Read more »

Smoking and Knee Replacement – Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD

Just in case you needed something else to convince you…more evidence is mounting, and continues to come out almost every month, concerning the harmful effects of smoking on a person’s health. As an orthopaedic surgeon, I am always concerned about how my patients will heal after having surgery and I want to know if there… Read more »

What is Foot Drop and How is it Treated? – Mark W. McFarland, DO

As an Orthopaedic Spine Specialist, I regularly see patients who suffer from Foot Drop or drop foot, which is the inability to lift the front part of their foot. In a mild case, this can be simply irritating to the patient or in a severe case, this can cause the patient to drastically alter their… Read more »

Introducing Kimberly D. Maigi, FNP-C to the Hampton Roads Community

We are so pleased to announce that Kimberly D. Maigi, FNP-C, has joined OSC as our newest provider! Kim will be working with Dr. Raj Sureja in the recently opened OSC Pain Management Center, on the second floor of our Main Office building, at 250 Nat Turner Boulevard in Newport News. Born in Minnesota, Kim… Read more »