Cervical Disc Herniation: Causes and Treatments

2018-05-02T09:06:33+00:00July 15th, 2018|Blog|

Cervical disc herniation is an all too common condition that the providers of Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine diagnose and treat. But what is it, really? Understanding why discs herniate may help you work with your provider to find the right treatment plan for you. The discs between the vertebrae of the spine act [...]

HROSM Physicians Named to 2018 Top Doc list by Coastal Virginia Magazine

2018-07-02T10:26:23+00:00July 5th, 2018|Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE, DR. BADDAR, DR. BRADLEY, DR. CARTER, DR. CAVAZOS, DR. FITHIAN, DR. KELLER, DR. LAMBERT, DR. MCCONNELL, DR. SOHAGIA, DR. SWENSON|

Coastal Virginia magazine named 11 physicians from Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) to its 2018 ‘Top Doc” list. The ‘Top Docs’ issue will feature over 500 physicians recognized as ‘Top Doc’ in their specialty and will appear in the September print issue of the Coastal Virginia magazine. The ‘Top Docs’ were determined by a [...]

Concussion: What It Is and How to Handle It

2018-06-24T19:06:48+00:00July 1st, 2018|Blog, Sports Medicine|

Most people are familiar with the idea of a concussion, but not everyone realizes just how serious this injury can be. The effects of that bump to the head can linger for weeks. What Is a Concussion? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains it like this: "A concussion is a type of traumatic [...]

The Facts About Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

2018-05-17T19:05:13+00:00June 27th, 2018|Blog, DR. SHOEMAKER|

As you get older you experience more aches and pains because your bones and ligaments are aging, too. Sometimes a certain ache becomes worse, and you need to go to the doctor to find out what is causing it. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a type of a lower back condition that can occur as you [...]

HROSM Announces the Addition of Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

2018-06-20T13:53:09+00:00June 20th, 2018|Blog, DR. TAN|

We are proud to announce the addition of Dr. Zachary Tan, board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon, to our practice. Dr. Tan specializes in minimally invasive muscle sparing spinal surgery and total joint replacement surgery. His fellowship training in spine surgery provides him expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of spine conditions, [...]

The Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

2018-05-17T18:53:42+00:00June 15th, 2018|Blog, DR. CAVAZOS|

Arthroscopy is the preferred surgical technique of orthopedic surgeons because of its minimal invasiveness, low risk of complications, and quick recovery time. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows orthopaedic surgeons to visualize a joint and make repairs through small incisions. Arthroscopy is the preferred method of surgical evaluation and treatment of the [...]

RSI: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

2018-05-17T18:43:45+00:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|

Repetitive Strain (or Stress) Injury (RSI) is the term used to identify an injury caused by repeating the same motion over and over again. The structures injured may be muscles, tendons, even nerves. RSI primarily (but not exclusively) affects the upper body: shoulder, wrist, elbow, hand, finger. Left untreated this type of injury can lead [...]

What You Need to Know About Cortisone Injections

2018-05-17T18:20:12+00:00May 24th, 2018|Blog, Pain Management|

Cortisone (corticosteroid) injections are anti-inflammatory medicine. They are not a pain reliever, but the injections have been known to relieve pain caused by inflammation. In the orthopaedic world, cortisone injections are commonly given in an inflamed joint, such as a knee, elbow, or hip. Cortisone can also be injected into smaller joints, such as the [...]

Joint Repair or Joint Replacement – What Surgery Should You Choose?

2018-03-27T10:48:23+00:00May 15th, 2018|Blog|

As we age, our aching knees, sore hips and cracking joints require attention and sometimes intervention for treatment. When joints reach the point of no return, the common response is joint replacement surgery. However, there is another option available from Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine for aching joints that are not deteriorating. Joint repair [...]