Tag: orthopaedic & spine center

How to NOT Ruin Your Knees

by Boyd W. Haynes, III, MD – Orthopaedic & Spine Center Knee Specialist At the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, knee pain is the most common ailment that we see. Knees are a complicated joint – they bear our weight and have many delicate parts to them. They are required to work very hard for us,… Read more »

Meniscal Tears, Knee Cartilage Deterioration and Knee Care

  Meniscal Tears Boyd W. Haynes III, MD We all know that the thigh bone’s connected to the shin bone and the shin bone is connected to the ankle bone…But, before we call the whole thing off, let’s discuss the lesser sung hero: the cartilage. Cartilage is our friend. We want it to hang around… Read more »

Trigger Finger aka Stenosing Tenosynovitis

  Trigger Finger  by Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Trigger finger, aka stenosing tenosynovitis, is the term used to describe a condition where one or more fingers of the hand can lock or snap into a bent position, causing pain and lack of function on attempted straightening.  In this article, I will discuss the causes,… Read more »

Orthopaedic & Spine Center Brings the Strongest Open MRI to the Peninsula

Hitachi OASIS Open MRI and Enhanced Orthopedic Imaging Orthopaedic & Spine Center (OSC) of Newport News is excited to welcome the newest addition to our family: a Hitachi Oasis Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This new machine will be the most powerful open MRI on the Peninsula, and will be open for business on September… Read more »

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD, Speaks About Peripheral Neuropathy – Tuesday, July 16th

  Managing Pain from Peripheral Neuropathy: Treatment Options for a Better Life   Join Dr. Jenny Andrus as she discusses how to decrease pain and improve function, often without the use of habit-forming narcotics. Learn about pain management procedures that are performed in our office, offering you relief and a return to the activities you… Read more »

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

The Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction As an orthopaedic surgeon, I treat a very wide range of musculoskeletal conditions on a daily basis. Some patients improve by taking an anti-inflammatory medication, others need physical therapy to retrain muscles to interact with and support their bones, while other patients will eventually need surgery…. Read more »

Can Antibiotics Cure Back Pain?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD and Managing Partner of Orthopaedic & Spine Center Last week, a very interesting study from Denmark was published, which suggested that chronic back pain may be improved or cured with an antibiotic regimen.  The Orthopaedic world was abuzz with the news and many began dreaming of the immense changes that could… Read more »

Jeffrey Carlson, MD Speaks About Spine Conditions – May 21st at 7:00 PM, at OSC

    “Effective Treatments for Pinched Nerves, Slipped Discs and Spinal Stenosis”    In this interactive discussion, Dr. Carlson will highlight both non-surgical and surgical treatment options for the some of the more commonly seen conditions of the Spine.   Dr. Carlson will show video snippets of actual surgical procedures and explain those procedures in detail.   Learn about the latest… Read more »

What Causes Phantom Limb Pain by Dr Jenny Andrus MD

OSC’s Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr Jenny Andrus MD on the Causes of Phantom Pain In my last blog post, I discussed phantom pain and the symptoms typically seen in those who have had limbs amputated.  In this post, I will discuss the theories about why this condition exists and the medications that are used… Read more »

The Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy by Dr Jenny Andrus

OSC’s Dr Jenny Andrus, an Interventional Pain Management specialist covers the causes of Peripheral Neuropathy In my last blog post, I gave a brief anatomy lesson regarding the nervous system and defined Peripheral Neuropathy.  In this post, I will detail the causes and symptoms of PN. What causes peripheral neuropathy? We know that damage to… Read more »