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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 him and… Read more »

Congratulations to OSC’s Top Docs for 2020!

Join us in congratulating Orthopaedic and Spine Center’s Top Docs for 2020!  These physicians were chosen by their physician peers in a survey conducted by Coastal Virginia Magazine.  Meet the OSC Physicians Chosen as Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Docs 2020     Pictured L to R – Robert J. Snyder, MD • Joel D. Stewart,… Read more »

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 »