Tag: minimally invasive surgery

Dr. McFarland Performs Out Patient Kyphoplasty – A First for the Chesapeake Peninsula

Another First from OSC – Congratulations to Dr. McFarland for performing an in-office kyphoplasty at OSC on July 11! Kyphoplasty is used to treat painful compression fractures of the spine. Bones in your spine can fracture or collapse due to bone loss. There are many causes of bone loss, including osteoporosis, menopause, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation… Read more »

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery by Dr Robert J Snyder MD

Dr Robert J Snyder MD concludes his look at knee pain and knee surgery with an overview of recovery from, and the benefits of AKS Recovery from Knee Surgery So what is the recovery period like after Arthroscopic Knee Surgery ( AKS)?  Most of my patients do extremely well after having arthroscopic knee surgery.  Most… Read more »

Minimally-Invasive Knee Surgery by Dr Robert J Snyder MD

Arthroscopic knee surgery as an outpatient procedure by Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s Dr Robert J Snyder MD Arthroscopic knee surgery is almost always done as an outpatient procedure, unless the patient has other medical conditions that may predicate their being admitted to the hospital for post-surgical monitoring for a longer period.  I will have the… Read more »

MRI Scanning and Knee Pain Diagnosis

Dr Robert J Snyder MD of Orthopaedic & Spine Center Outlines the Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology for Diagnosing Knee Problems In my previous posts, I have discussed knee pain, what conditions or injuries cause it, at home treatments for knee pain and what steps I take to treat knee pain conservatively.  In… Read more »

Introduction to Knee Arthroscopy by Dr Robert J Snyder MD

OSC’s Dr Robert J Snyder on Knee Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Background Up until about 1975, the majority of knee operations were done through large, open incisions.  Patients usually stayed in the hospital for a few days and the recovery period was long and painful.  In the late 1970’s, arthroscopic knee surgery started to… Read more »