Winter Safety 101: Avoiding Common Ski Injuries

2017-02-22T08:37:29+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Blog, DR. SWENSON|

The first snowfall ignites a hectic rush of ski enthusiasts headed for the freshly plowed slopes of the nearest mountain. Skiing is one of the most popular winter season activities, yet it also has the potential to lead to injuries. This winter be prepared! Safety on the slopes is an important part of enjoying your [...]

4 Common Causes for Shoulder Pain and How to Find Relief

2016-12-08T09:08:12+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, DR. SWENSON, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

Millions of people visit the doctor’s office each year for a shoulder sprains and strains, including shoulder and upper arm sprains and strains. So, if shoulder pain and problems are seemingly so common, what is the solution to alleviate these conditions? Shoulder pain can stem from many different things. Frequently the pain is caused by [...]

HROSM Physicians Named to 2016 Top Doc list by Coastal Virginia Magazine

2016-10-12T13:28:53+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE, DR. CARTER, DR. FITHIAN, DR. HOFF, DR. KELLER, DR. MCCONNELL, DR. SOHAGIA, DR. SWENSON|

Coastal Virginia magazine named 10 physicians from Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) to its 2016 ‘Top Doc” list. The ‘Top Docs’ issue will feature a total of 715 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 [...]

Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Tips to Alleviate Pain

2016-10-12T13:28:57+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Blog, DR. SWENSON, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month and our goal is to help educate and bring awareness to the issues that may cause arthritis and provide tips for preventative measures. Arthritis can occur in any joint but occurs most often in weight bearing joints such as the knees and hips. Arthritis is the informal way of referring [...]

HROSM Awarded 2016 Overall Winner for Best Orthopaedic Group

2016-10-12T13:28:58+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Awards/Honors, Blog, DR. CAVAZOS, DR. SWENSON, Sports Medicine|

Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) – the largest orthopaedic practice on the Peninsula — was named Overall Winner in the 2016 Readers’ Choice for “Best Orthopaedic Group” by Coastal Virginia Magazine. This is the fifth consecutive year that HROSM has been presented with the award. Winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards are chosen [...]

Traits of a Good Orthopaedic Surgeon

2016-10-12T13:29:02+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, DR. SWENSON, Orthopaedic|

To be a good orthopaedic surgeon one must possess a special combination of physical and interpersonal skills. The following are some key traits that make up a successful and effective orthopedic surgeon. When searching for a good surgeon, you can look for these factors: Excellent Eye-Hand Coordination Procedures such as joint replacement require precise movements with a [...]

Drs. Fithian and Swenson are Committed to Putting Patients Back in Action

2016-10-12T13:29:33+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, DR. SWENSON|

Fractures, sprains and surgeries affect most people at some point in life. At such times, you want to be in good hands from your first consultation through your last day of rehabilitation. At Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, (HROSM) those hands belong to Dr. Thomas E. Fithian and Dr. Jon H. Swenson. Dr. Jon [...]