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Congratulations to our 2022 Top Doc All-Stars!

Please join us in congratulating (l to r) – Drs. Raj N. Sureja (Interventional Pain Management), Jenny L. F. Andrus (Interventional Pain Management) and Boyd W. Haynes III (Orthopaedics – Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement) for having been recognized as Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Top Doc” All Stars! This recognition means that these physicians were voted… Read more »

Having Chronic Pain in the Rear is No Joke – Causes & Symptoms

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I see patients who have every type of pain imaginable and do my best to diagnose and treat the root cause of their pain.  Some patients have issues with chronic pain in their pelvis, tailbones, rectums, or reproductive systems due to illness, trauma, cancer… Read more »

When Can I Vape Again After Orthopaedic Surgery? (A Web Chat Question)

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson

Moderated by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD My answer is never.  Use the break that your surgery afforded you as a great opportunity to quit your smoking habit for good.  Smoking/vaping is very detrimental to healing after orthopaedic surgery especially as bone needs high levels of oxygen rich red blood cells to repair and mend after… Read more »

The Subvastus Approach to Knee Replacement

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Orthopaedic surgeries evolve with the advancement of technology, surgical instrumentation, surgical technique, and pain management. The knee replacement is no different and has been through many iterations of approaches, implant types, differing implant material composition, etc., all with the goal of delivering the best patient outcome and the most highly… Read more »

Achilles Tendonitis

  Joel D. Stewart, MD As a busy Foot and Ankle Specialist, the most commonly reported problem by patients in my practice is Achilles Tendon pain.  It’s a very common cause of heel pain, often confused with plantar fasciitis pain. You may understand the Greek hero Achilles’ weakness if you have Achilles Tendonitis. Mythology aside,… Read more »

Patricia Stroop – Hip Replacement

After “trying” to manage pain in my left hip for over a year, I finally went to an Ortho doctor for relief. I won’t disclose the doctor’s name, but after a single cortisone shot which did nothing and a very blunt “you need to face the fact that you need hip replacement,” I decided to… Read more »

NOTICE: OSC Does Not Accept Guest Bloggers – Paid or Unpaid

In order to keep our website, pages and content expressly for the educational edification of our patients and those interested in learning more about the treatments and services that our physicians and providers offer, we have made it a policy not to accept content written by non-OSC employee or physician authors. In keeping with that… Read more »

BOTOX® for Chronic Migraine Treatment Starts Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Orthopaedic & Spine Center

Image of Dr. Mark McFarland

  Orthopaedic and Spine Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark McFarland will treat chronic migraines with BOTOX® injections, and is accepting new patient consultations starting Tuesday, July 6, 2021. If you are currently receiving BOTOX® injections for chronic migraines and are waiting months for your injection appointments, Dr. McFarland has appointments available with… Read more »

What is Facetectomy?

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD You may think that being an orthopaedist is all glamorous, like the movies or TV make it out to be. However, I did spend many years in school, working hard, learning how to be a good physician and surgeon.  One of the most interesting subjects that I had to master was… Read more »

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson: How minimally invasive spine surgery has evolved at the ASC

Dr. Carlson in the operating room

Alan Condon – Friday, March 26th, 2021  This article was originally published in Becker’s Spine Review. One of the first three-level lumbar spinal fusions at an ASC was recently performed by Jeffrey Carlson, MD, president of Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News, Va. Dr. Carlson spoke with Becker’s Spine Review about what minimally invasive spine surgery means to… Read more »