Mark W. McFarland, DO In addition to my busy practice as an Orthopaedic Spine specialist, I also offer Regenerative Medicine services as a treatment to my patients when appropriate. Regenerative Medicine uses the body’s own healing properties, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), to encourage regrowth and healing of mild to moderate injury and disease… Read more »
Category: Regenerative Medicine
What is Enthesitis?
Raj N. Sureja, MD The human skeleton is comprised of over 200 bones and over 600 muscles, all of which are connected to one another by specialized, fibrous tissues called tendons and ligaments. Tendons attach muscle to bone and ligaments attach bone to other bones. Each of these has a special connection or an… Read more »
COVID-19 Update on In-office Procedures at OSC
Effective today, May 1, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has approved the resumption of elective surgical and in-office procedures which were postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. OSC will now reschedule patients for any in-office procedures that were postponed and will begin scheduling new patient procedures. We know this will be welcome news for… 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 »
Will There Ever Be a “Real” Replacement for Knee Cartilage?
Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Often touted as the Holy Grail of Orthopaedic research, the search for an affordable and realistic knee cartilage replacement continues to this day. Although many products on the market today claim to “replace” or “regenerate” cartilage, none has been proven to do what is promised. In this article, we will… Read more »
OSC Physicians Named as 2019 Top Docs in Virginia Living Magazine
We are delighted to announce that three of our physicians were named “2019 Top Doctors” by their physician peers in a state-wide survey completed by Virginia Living Magazine. Please join us in congratulating them on this prestigious recognition! (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jenny L.F. Andrus, M.D. — Interventional Pain Management, Prolotherapy Raj N. Sureja, M.D. —… Read more »
September’s Lecture Features Dr. Mark McFarland Speaking about Spine Conditions
Find Relief for Back, Neck, and Limb Pain: Effective Treatments for Pinched Nerves, Slipped Discs and Spinal Stenosis – presented by Dr. Mark McFarland Join Dr. Mark McFarland as he discusses both non-surgical and surgical treatment options for common conditions of the spine. Learn about Epidural Steroid Injections, a very common and effective non-surgical treatment… Read more »
Robert J. Snyder, MD A hamstring strain (or pulled hamstring) is an injury to one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh. One of the muscles gets extended, overloaded and partially or completely tears. Most hamstring injuries respond well to non-invasive, non-surgical treatment . The hamstring is comprised of three muscles… Read more »
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – Not Just For Athletes
By Raj N. Sureja, MD If you watch professional sports on TV, like football or baseball, you are probably familiar with PRP and how it is used to get athletes back in the game more quickly after a musculoskeletal injury. High profile jocks, such as Hines Ward and Brian Urlacher (football), Alex Rodriguez and David… Read more »
Regenerative Medicine Q&A with Raj N. Sureja, M.D.
The physicians at Orthopaedic and Spine Center began offering Regenerative Medicine Therapy to our patients in June, 2015. Since that time, many patients have benefited from Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and Prolotherapy. Q: What is Regenerative Medicine? A: Regenerative Medicine is a relatively new field of clinical practice that focuses on using the body’s… Read more »