Tag: OSC

Cause and Treatment of Golfer's and Tennis Elbow

   Dr Robert Snyder, Orthopaedic Specialist with Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News VA   Dr Bob Snyder deals with two common conditions of the elbow, which typically present as tenderness and pain, either on the inside of the elbow (Golfer’s Elbow)  or on the outside (Tennis Elbow). In both cases the site of… Read more »

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

 Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s Dr. Marty Coleman on Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty OSC’s Dr. Marty Coleman explains how using reverse total shoulder replacement technology, better results can be obtained for patients, including increased range of movement, reduced pain and reduced recovery times. Traditional shoulder replacement involves replacing the natural bone and socket of the shoulder… Read more »

How Can I Make My Knee Stop Hurting?

  A community lecture by OSC specialist, Dr Robert Snyder     Dr Snyder takes us through the anatomy of the knee, and how the knee develops and is affected by age from infancy to senior years. The lecture also shows how we lose our natural ability to heal and repair damaged cartilage (which leads… 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 »

What is Osteonecrosis?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As a Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, I see people every day for a wide variety of bone and muscle problems.   Some conditions I treat regularly, such as knee arthritis or plantar fasciitis.  Other problems I diagnose more infrequently, like bone tumors or osteonecrosis.  However, just because I see less of them in… Read more »

Bursitis: A Painful Cousin of Arthritis

 by Dr Boyd W. Haynes III, MD   As an orthopaedic physician, I see people come into my office and tell me that they have developed arthritis in their joints and that it hurts like the dickens!  Then they point to their hip or their shoulder and show me where it hurts.  I usually ask… Read more »

The End of the World as We Know It – December 21, 2012 – Thanks Mayans!

Not Completely Useful Medical Advice for Survivors of the Apocalypse  Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As December 21, 2012 quickly approaches, many of you are feverishly shopping and may need some advice.  My mind is awhirl with many different thoughts about preparations that need to be made.  Not for finding just the right Christmas present, but… Read more »

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 »

Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis Examinations and Tests

Exams and Tests to Diagnose Spinal Stenosis by Dr Mark McFarland DO of Orthopaedic & Spine Center In my last blog post I outlined what spinal stenosis is and how it can affect you, causing severe back pain and neck pain. Today, we look at how spinal stenosis is diagnosed. If you find you are… Read more »

Spinal Stenosis Overview: Part 2 from Dr Mark McFarland DO

Spinal Stenosis is an Abnormal Narrowing of the Spinal Canal Which Can Cause Severe Neck and Back Pain In my last blog post I dealt with the anatomy of your spine.  Today I shall provide an overview of spinal stenosis and how this can cause severe back and neck pain for patients suffering from this… Read more »