What are the Differences Between a CT Scan and MRI?

2018-10-26T08:49:20+00:00December 15th, 2018|Blog, MRI|

If your doctor requests an advanced imaging scan to aid in making a diagnosis, two of the most common tests requested are the CT Scan and the MRI. Let's take a look at how each of these tests show cross-sectional pictures of the body using different techniques. CT stands for computerized tomography. This scan uses [...]

Being a Nurse for Dr. Swenson

2018-11-29T16:28:29+00:00November 30th, 2018|Blog, DR. SWENSON|

I started working at HROSM in July 2003 and since then I have been working with Dr. Swenson for the majority of the time. Over the last 15 years, I have developed a great respect for his work as a surgeon, not to mention his compassion and bedside manner with each of our patients.  Dr. [...]

How to Find the Correct Orthopaedic Braces

2018-10-26T08:37:20+00:00November 27th, 2018|Blog, Orthopaedic, Pain Management|

Perhaps some of the most common tools used in orthopaedic medicine and physical therapy are orthopaedic braces. Orthopaedic braces are prescribed to correct and prevent bone, tendon, and muscular injuries. There are many different types of braces depending on which part of the body it will be used, and for what kind of injury.  Choosing [...]

What You Need to Know About Your Hip Flexors

2018-10-26T08:21:08+00:00November 15th, 2018|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

Your hip flexors are an important part of what makes your body move around but most people have no idea what they are or what they do. Here you'll find answers to those questions and recommendations on how to keep your hip flexors strong. What is a hip flexor? Your hip flexor is not one [...]

Dr. Zachary Tan First in Virginia to Complete 7D Surgical Spine Navigated Case

2018-11-14T13:56:33+00:00November 14th, 2018|Blog, DR. TAN, Spine|

New 7D Surgical Technology Reduces Radiation and Enhances Patient Safety in Spinal Procedures Newport News, VA (Nov 13, 2018) – Dr. Zachary Tan, fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon with Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine, was the first in Virginia to complete a cervical fusion using the 7D Surgical System. This system virtually replaces [...]

HROSM Awarded 2018 ‘Daily Press Best Of’ For Orthopaedics & Physical Therapy

2018-11-13T09:34:42+00:00November 13th, 2018|Awards/Honors, Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE, DR. BADDAR, DR. BRADLEY, DR. CARTER, DR. CAVAZOS, DR. FITHIAN, DR. KELLER, DR. LAMBERT, DR. MCCONNELL, DR. SHOEMAKER, DR. SOHAGIA, DR. TAN, Physical Therapy|

We are pleased to announce that Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine placed first in the ‘Daily Press Best Of’ competition in both the orthopaedic group and physical therapy group categories! HROSM has received this award since 2009 and we are grateful for the continued support from our community. The ‘Daily Press Best Of’ [...]

A Quick Guide to Runner’s Knee

2018-10-26T08:14:12+00:00November 1st, 2018|Blog, Orthopaedic, Running|

Patellofemoral pain, also known as runner's knee, is a common injury in both beginners and experienced athletes. Causes While the causes behind runner's knee are not fully understood, there are several important theories. Overuse of the knee joint is one of the possibilities. Long distance runners, avid tennis players and even people who are highly [...]

We Can Make a Difference: Help Us Support The Virginia Peninsula Food Bank

2018-10-29T21:17:25+00:00October 30th, 2018|Blog|

Since 1986, the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank has been the leading hunger relief organization across the Greater Peninsula serving 1 in 7 Virginians who struggle with hunger in the Hampton Roads area. This is why Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is teaming up with the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank by hosting a canned food drive during the Thanksgiving [...]

Being a Nurse for Dr. Thomas Fithian

2018-10-29T11:28:36+00:00October 26th, 2018|Blog, DR. FITHIAN|

Dr. Thomas Fithian’s nurse at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine for almost 16 years has been Maria Bakley. She gave a glimpse into her time working with Dr. Fithian throughout the years. “Originally I started working at HROSM in 1992. Through the years, I have witnessed Dr. Fithian hone his skills in all [...]