Category: X-Ray

Nerve Compression in the Foot or Ankle

Raj N. Sureja, MD When we hear the term “pinched nerve”, we typically think of the neck or lower back.  But pinched or compressed nerves can occur anywhere in the body and the foot or ankle are no exception.  When a bone, tendon or ligament presses against a nerve, pain and dysfunction can result. Common… Read more »

Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD The human skeleton is a remarkable structure that supports our body and allows us to walk upright, run with the wind, bend over to pick up a child, carry heavy loads and hundreds of other tasks every day.  The main component of our skeleton is bone, a mineralized, living composite that… Read more »

Mallet Toe

Mark W. McFarland, DO At OSC, we see patients with orthopaedic issues on a daily basis, including those with foot problems.  A common foot deformity condition we treat is called Mallet Toe. Here, I will describe the condition and explain how it is treated. Whenever a second, third or fourth toe bends abnormally at the… Read more »

Gout – A Painful Form of Arthritis

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Gout is a common form of arthritis that typically affects the big toe joint; however the ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers can also be affected. The problem occurs when too much uric acid remains in the blood after being processed by the kidneys.  The uric acid forms into thin, spike-like… Read more »

OSC Installs Advanced Konica X-ray Technology for Improved Patient Safety and Faster Diagnostics

Orthopaedic & Spine Center has installed two KDR™ Advanced U-Arm (AU) Systems from Konica Minolta to improve diagnostic imaging while providing a safer, lower radiation dose to our patients during x-ray. These 3rd generation U-Arm X-ray machines benefit our patients by: • Providing our physicians with radiologic images of exceptional clarity • Expediting images for… Read more »

If My Doctor Thinks I Really Need an MRI, Why are X-rays Taken First?

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As an Orthopaedic Specialist, I want to address this frequently asked question.  Indulge me while I walk you through a typical scenario of my day seeing patients. Most patients will Google the symptoms that they are having long before they actually make an appointment to see me for a consultation. … Read more »

Medical Image Exchange Made Simple – Orthopaedic & Spine Center joins RadConnect!

RadConnect is a web-based, medical image exchange solution, created by radiologists, which allows convenient sharing of radiology images by doctors, hospitals and patients. Medical image sharing is as easy as a click of a button. Benefits for our patients: Reduced Radiation Exposure from x-rays and CT scans – There is no need to perform duplicate exams… Read more »

What Happens When You Get an X-Ray

Orthopaedic and Spine Center in Newport News VA handles thousands of x-rays and MRI scans each year, and are at the forefront of technology being used in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of orthopedic and pain management conditions. Shannon Woods and OSC Radiologist, Desiree, walks us through what is involved, including different… Read more »