Category: Orthopedics

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 a… 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 »

Turf Toe

  Joel D. Stewart, MD The big toe joint {metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe} can be sprained by jamming or by repetitively springing, pushing off or jumping during sports.  It can also be sprained through accidentally bending it too far backward. We tend to see this injury more among athletes,… Read more »

OSC Voted 2020 Best Orthopaedic Practice on the Peninsula

Orthopaedic & Spine Center has been voted the Best Orthopaedic Practice on the Peninsula for 2020 by the readers of Coastal Virginia Magazine. Thank you to all who voted for us.  We so appreciate your support and are grateful for your trust in our practice, physicians and team members! The Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers’ Choice… Read more »

Recovering from Ankle Replacement – Phase I

  Joel D. Stewart, MD Recovery from an ankle replacement surgery is lengthy and occurs in three phases. Here’s what you can expect in Phase I as you recuperate: Phase I For the first 4-6 weeks, at home recovery consists of four main goals: 1) keeping weight off your newly replaced ankle; 2) managing post-surgical… Read more »

Recovering After Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Post-Surgery Follow-up Visits with your Physician

 Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Providing patient care safely during the Coronavirus crisis has presented physicians and patients with many challenges to overcome.  Caring for patients once their surgery is completed and they are out of the hospital is no exception.  In this article, I will address how COVID-19 has changed our procedures for post-operative… 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 »