Being a Nurse for Dr. Carter

2018-12-31T10:49:25-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Blog, DR. CARTER|

I joined HROSM in 2014 and have been working exclusively with Dr. Carter ever since. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Dr. Carter for almost 10 years and since beginning with HROSM have grown to know Dr. Carter as a surgeon. I have seen the passion and respect that he has for his patients as [...]

What’s In A Knee?

2018-12-04T15:36:28-04:00January 2nd, 2019|Blog|

The knees are the largest joints in the body and the most complex. Each knee is made up of four major components: bone, cartilage, muscle and ligaments. Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine and Sports Medicine’s providers believe that patient education is a cornerstone of good orthopaedic health.  Below you will find a brief description of each [...]

Lumbar Spinal Instability – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

2018-12-31T10:53:22-04:00December 22nd, 2018|Blog, Spine|

One of the main purposes of the spinal column is to allow us the ability to engage in various forms of movement.  Although some spinal motion is normal, when the motion becomes excessive the spinal column can lose its ability to support itself and surrounding structures.  This is otherwise known as spinal instability. In this [...]

HROSM Holiday Hours of Operation

2018-12-20T15:55:20-04:00December 20th, 2018|Blog|

Christmas Eve Hours of Operation  Newport News – Open until noon.  Yorktown – Closed  Williamsburg – Open until 11:00 a.m.  All offices will be closed for operation on Christmas Day.  New Years Eve Hours of Operation  Yorktown – Closed  Williamsburg – Open until 2:30 p.m.  All offices will be closed for operation on New Year’s [...]

What are the Differences Between a CT Scan and MRI?

2018-10-26T08:49:20-04:00December 15th, 2018|Blog, MRI|

If your doctor requests an advanced imaging scan to aid in making a diagnosis, two of the most common tests requested are the CT Scan and the MRI. Let's take a look at how each of these tests show cross-sectional pictures of the body using different techniques. CT stands for computerized tomography. This scan uses [...]

Being a Nurse for Dr. Swenson

2018-11-29T16:28:29-04:00November 30th, 2018|Blog, DR. SWENSON|

I started working at HROSM in July 2003 and since then I have been working with Dr. Swenson for the majority of the time. Over the last 15 years, I have developed a great respect for his work as a surgeon, not to mention his compassion and bedside manner with each of our patients.  Dr. [...]

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 [...]

Dr. Zachary Tan First in Virginia to Complete 7D Surgical Spine Navigated Case

2018-11-14T13:56:33-04:00November 14th, 2018|Blog, DR. TAN, Spine|

New 7D Surgical Technology Reduces Radiation and Enhances Patient Safety in Spinal Procedures Newport News, VA (Nov 13, 2018) – Dr. Zachary Tan, fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon with Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine, was the first in Virginia to complete a cervical fusion using the 7D Surgical System. This system virtually replaces [...]