Dr. Jeffrey R. Carlson performed one of the first three-level lumbar interbody fusion surgeries in an ambulatory surgery center in the United States on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The outpatient surgery was performed on a 37-year-old male at Coastal Virginia Surgery Center in Newport News, VA.
Category: Spine Care
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Spine surgery encompasses many aspects of patient mobility, but none as serious as spinal cord injury. Injury to the spinal cord can happen from an accident where the bones get violently moved out of position and pinch the spinal cord. This may just be an instant compression on impact than released or a sustained compression… Read more »
Here we are in February 2021 and it’s been almost a year since COVID-19 was first discovered in the United States. Goodness, have our lives changed and who’d have thought we’d still be wearing masks, physically distancing, avoiding crowds and public places with many of us continuing to work from home. We venture out to… Read more »
Mark W. McFarland, DO There are seven cervical vertebrae or neck bones in the human body. When one of these bones becomes fractured, commonly due to accidents like diving into shallow water, a car crash, a fall from a ladder or another height, or a collision in sports, or from having weakened bones from aging,… Read more »
Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As a busy Orthopaedic Physician, I often see and treat patients for and write articles about the cervical spine (neck) and the lumbar spine (lower back). Today, I’m going to focus on the thoracic spine or the middle back, the area where the rib cage is located. Percentage wise, I do… Read more »
Raj N. Sureja, MD The human neck is comprised of seven vertebral bones known as the cervical area of the spine. This column of bones is stacked on top of each other and houses the upper portion of the spinal cord and many nerve roots that shoot off and go to different areas of the… Read more »
As a busy Orthopaedist, I often have patients ask me about medical terms that they see written in their charts and express their confusion over them. They wonder how they can possibly have two or three conditions that sound and look alike at the same time. In this article, I hope to clear up… Read more »
Mark W. McFarland, DO A Computerized Tomography Scan, also known as a CT scan, or CT, is a quick and painless diagnostic imaging study that enables me to view detailed images of the bones, organs and soft tissues of the patient’s body. CT uses multiple x-rays, taken at various angles and guided by a… Read more »
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 »