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 [...]

Dr. Anthony Carter First in Virginia to Perform the Latest in Total Knee Replacement

2017-10-30T08:11:32-04:00October 26th, 2017|Blog, DR. CARTER, Joint Replacement|

Dr. Anthony Carter, orthopaedic surgeon at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM), was the first in Virginia to perform a bi-cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty with the Journey XR Active Knee System. The bi-cruciate retaining knee is specifically designed to preserve the patients’ anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior curciate ligament (PCL). “Due to [...]

A New Hip And Life For Betty

2017-10-09T09:08:10-04:00April 18th, 2017|Blog, DR. BADDAR, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic|

Before retiring in 2016, Betty spent 22 years working for the public school system: first, as a bus driver, and later as a secretary. She was in charge of attendance records and took great pride in making sure kids came to school and maintained great attendance records. In her retirement, Betty is finding a great [...]

How Can I Tell If My Joint Pain is Arthritis?

2017-10-09T09:15:20-04:00March 6th, 2017|Blog, DR. BADDAR, Get Moving, Joint Replacement|

Your joints ache much of the time, you're approaching that "certain age", and you find yourself wondering lately, "How can I tell if my symptoms are caused by arthritis?" You're not alone, and according to the Arthritis Foundation, that is a very common question! It seems a lot of people think they might have arthritis, [...]

The Advantages of a “Jiffy Hip” Replacement

2016-12-16T08:49:14-04:00December 16th, 2016|Blog, DR. CARTER, Joint Replacement|

Previously, hip replacements meant long hospital stays, painful recoveries, and long periods of rehabilitation before a patient's hip joint returned close to its normal function. Over the past ten years, orthopedic surgeons have adopted a more streamlined "Jiffy Hip" replacement technique (also referred to generically as "anterior hip replacement") that has revolutionized the procedure. At [...]

All About Hip Pain

2017-10-09T10:16:33-04:00November 15th, 2016|Blog, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic, Pain Management|

Hip pain is a common complaint that affects millions of Americans - most often the elderly - and can be caused by a variety of problems from bone trouble to muscle and ligament tension. The hip is a ball and socket joint which connects to a number of soft tissues, tendons, and muscles, giving it [...]

Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Cartilage Injuries

2017-10-09T09:49:23-04:00October 6th, 2016|Blog, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic|

Did you know? Over 12 million people a year visit their doctors because of knee pain that is affecting their quality of life. Knee pain can be caused by injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage; or by chronic medical conditions - including arthritis, gout, and infections. In most cases, minor knee pain [...]