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OSC will be Closed in Observance of Independence Day

OSC will be closed - Independence Day 2020

  All offices of Orthopaedic & Spine Center will be closed in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 3. Please contact us now for prescription refills, any paperwork/documentation, or anything else that you may need before the national holiday. As always, a caring OSC Specialist will be on call should you need us. We hope… Read more »

COVID-19 Update – Inpatient Surgeries Have Resumed

  Good news!  OSC surgeons have resumed inpatient surgeries.  If your orthopaedic surgery was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic AND you needed to have an inpatient stay due to health reasons or because your insurance required you to do so, your surgery can now be rescheduled.  Our surgical schedulers will contact you in the… Read more »

At-Home Exercises to do While Waiting for your Lumbar Spine Surgery to be Rescheduled

Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT As a Physical Therapist who works for the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, I help many patients build their strength and flexibility after Lumbar Spine Surgery. For those of you waiting for surgery, it’s been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re feeling frustrated and disappointed, it’s understandable. Let’s use that… Read more »

Important Update for OSC Surgical Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Update

The Surgeon General, American College of Surgeons and CDC are recommending that all non-essential invasive procedures be postponed in the nation’s hospitals. Bon Secours/Mercy Mary lmmaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA will be rescheduling non-essential invasive surgeries as of Monday. March 23 2020, based on close consultation with their surgeons regarding the medical necessity of… Read more »

Do I have Hip Arthritis? The Two Main Symptoms to Know

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic specialist, I spent years in medical school learning how to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions.  Some issues are easily diagnosed with x-rays and a physical exam, and others require some detective work on my part.  Hip arthritis is one of those diagnoses where the symptoms can be misleading. Pain… Read more »

Three Non-surgical Ways to Treat Your Knee Arthritis

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Joint Replacement Specialist, I see people every day for consultations about their painful knee arthritis.  While I’m happy to expertly perform knee replacement surgeries for my patients who need them, I always advise against doing surgery until absolutely necessary.  “Absolutely Necessary” means different things to different patients, as… Read more »

Am I at Risk for Knee Arthritis? Five Factors to Know

John D. Burrow, DO Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a very common malady and is seen in folks as young as their twenties, but is more usually observed in middle age and beyond. It’s the “wear and tear” form of arthritis, which causes cartilage degeneration, swelling, stiffness and pain.  Statistics say that about 45%… Read more »