Joint Replacement Answers

2019-05-31T20:34:44-04:00May 1st, 2019|Blog, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic, Pain Management|

It wasn't that long ago in history that an arthritic hip or a severe knee injury meant spending the rest of one's life permanently disabled and/or in a wheelchair.  Thankfully, with modern medical techniques and the availability of highly trained orthopaedic specialists at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine, the average healthy person has [...]

How to Find the Correct Orthopaedic Braces

2018-10-26T08:37:20-04:00November 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

2018-10-26T08:21:08-04:00November 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 [...]

A Quick Guide to Runner’s Knee

2018-10-26T08:14:12-04:00November 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 [...]

How do Bones Heal After a Fracture?

2018-10-26T08:07:22-04:00October 26th, 2018|Blog, Orthopaedic|

There are three key stages to bone regrowth after a fracture. These stages all overlap over the course of six to 12  weeks until the bone has repaired itself. Understanding the healing process can assist fracture patients in understanding what to expect as they go through the regrowth phase. Hampton Roads Orthopaedics, Spine & Sports [...]

Shoulder Arthritis: What It Is and How It’s Treated

2017-05-11T10:16:44-04:00May 12th, 2017|Blog, Orthopaedic|

Your shoulder joints are some of the most mobile joints in your body; so when they become painful, you’ll definitely be reminded of it repeatedly. Because shoulder joints experience a lot of wear and tear over the years, they can easily become unstable. Shoulder arthritis is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. At [...]

Questions You May Be Asking About ACL Reconstruction Surgery

2017-05-07T15:20:15-04:00April 20th, 2017|Orthopaedic|

If you suffer from an injured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), you’re not alone as there are about 200,000 ACL injuries in America each year. Often, ACL injuries occur in athletes who play football, basketball, soccer and other kinds of high-risk sports. While sometimes the ACL needs to be repaired, in other cases, it requires reconstruction. [...]

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 [...]

Treatment Options for Cartilage Injuries

2017-10-10T08:36:43-04:00January 25th, 2017|Blog, Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine|

Cartilage is a fine, rubbery connective tissue found cushioning bones throughout the body. Even though it's a tough and flexible material it is subject to injuries and tears. In this article, we'll examine what cartilage is for, how damages occur, plus symptoms of and treatments for cartilage injuries. What is the Purpose or Function of [...]