Cervical and Lumbar: What’s the Difference?

2019-03-26T12:24:07-04:00April 15th, 2019|Blog, Spine|

The top of the spine and the bottom of the spine serve different purposes, and both regions can be problem areas when something in the vertebrae goes awry. While our orthopaedic professionals are experts in the differences between the cervical and the lumbar regions of the spine, Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine wants [...]

Walking vs. Running – Which One Is Right For You?

2019-03-26T12:17:06-04:00April 1st, 2019|Blog, Get Moving, Running|

If you've been thinking about starting an exercise program, congratulations! Recognizing that physical fitness is an important part of maintaining good health is definitely a step in the right direction.  Although there are many forms of exercise, people often zero in on walking or running because neither requires practice before becoming "good at it" like [...]

Being A Nurse for Dr. Baddar

2019-03-28T09:55:26-04:00March 28th, 2019|Blog, DR. BADDAR|

I have had the honor of being Dr. Baddar’s nurse for about ten years now. I started with the practice in 2005 and when his nurse was transferred I was happy to take the position in 2009. He is an incredible educator and a wealth of information. Dr. Baddar has been practicing in the area [...]

National Doctors’ Day At HROSM


Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine invites our community to share in the celebration of National Doctors’ Day on Saturday, Mar. 30. This day provides us with an excellent opportunity to reach out and thank our physicians for their many contributions to ensuring high quality healthcare in our region. The first Doctors’ Day observance [...]

What is Mallet Finger?

2019-02-13T14:29:59-04:00March 28th, 2019|Blog|

Mallet finger is a medical condition caused by a blunt force striking the tip of the thumb or other finger with enough force to cause the affected finger to bend more than it normally would.  Known as “baseball finger” because ball catchers are susceptible to this type of injury, it can affect anyone who happens [...]

Dr. Aldridge Performs First Outpatient Hip Replacement Surgery at Mary Immaculate Surgery Center

2019-03-22T12:25:45-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE, Joint Replacement|

Newport News, VA (Friday, March 22, 2019) – On Wednesday, March 20th, Dr. John Aldridge, board certified orthopaedic surgeon with Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine, performed the first outpatient total hip replacement at Mary Immaculate Ambulatory Surgery Center. Outpatient surgery, also called “same day” or ambulatory surgery, occurs when the patient is expected [...]

What Does An Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Do?

2019-02-13T13:54:55-04:00March 1st, 2019|Blog, Spine|

What does an orthopaedic spine surgeon do? Orthopaedic spine surgeons are physicians dedicated to diagnosing and treating spinal disorders, healing spinal injuries, and preserving pain-free function through conservative treatment and surgical interventions. While orthopaedic physicians focus on the musculoskeletal system as a whole, orthopaedic spine specialists and surgeons treat a variety of conditions, such as [...]

The Benefits of Physical Therapy: Helping You Live a Pain Free Life

2018-12-04T16:41:06-04:00February 28th, 2019|Blog, Physical Therapy|

Physical therapy can help you accomplish your goals and live a pain free life after an injury. A physical therapy regimen is tailored specifically to your body's needs. Your Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine and Sports Medicine physical therapist will perform a full evaluation and create a personalized treatment plan to improve your body's functionality, decrease [...]

Regular Exercise Benefits Your Whole Body

2019-01-18T10:49:15-04:00February 15th, 2019|Blog, Get Moving|

Regular exercise has a variety of benefits for your whole self. It works on your mind, body, and general health. During the winter months, many people skip exercising in favor of low energy indoor activities, such as dining and watching movies, but keeping a year round exercise routine in place benefits you in many ways. [...]