Monthly Archives: February 2014

Our Spine Center

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Poor posture, trauma, improper lifting, and aging – all of these factors can injure your spine and cause pain.  Whether caused by an injury or the normal wear and tear of time, spine-related ailments require the best care available.

Blue Ridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center’s physicians have extensive experience treating nearly every kind of condition, including spinal trauma of the neck and back, tumors and infections, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, and adult degenerative conditions of the neck and back.

Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center offers a full range of non-operative treatments, such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Pain management
  • Acupuncture
  • Sympathetic block procedures

We also offer several minimally invasive treatments –

  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty
  • Interspinous process decompression (X-STOP, ILIF)
  • Limited approach discectomy
  • Spinal stenosis surgery
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Posterior cervical laminectomy
  • Lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF,TLIF,XLIF)

The Spine Center team at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center also offers a range of minimally invasive testing to diagnose your condition.

  • Electrodiagnostic studies (electromyography and nerve conduction studies)
  • Diagnostic provocation discography
  • Diagnostic spinal pro0cedures
  • Diagnostic imaging

Blue Ridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center’s physicians have extensive experience treating nearly every kind of condition, including spinal trauma of the neck and back, tumors and infections, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, and adult degenerative conditions of the neck and back.  Whether injury or wear-and-tear, spine injuries require the best care available.  For more information on our Spine Center please call 540.347.9220 (Warrenton location) or 703.743.2814 (Gainesville location) or visit us @ www.broava.com.

Our goal is to get YOU back to GOOD health!

Meet our Physical Therapy Team!

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Blue Ridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center offers the area’s  finest specialists in physical, occupational and hand therapy.

Our rehabilitation team works exclusively in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions.  Using evidence-based treatments, we work hard to restore full functionality.  Created specifically to meet your orthopaedic needs our facility includes:

Our therapy protocols are developed and implemented under the close consultation and supervision of our physicians.  We create a customized program to meet your specific needs.  To speak to one of our specialists please call 540.347.2918 or visit us @ www.broava.com.

Treating Wrist Fractures

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Distal Radius Fracture

A fractured bone starts to heal on its own right away. But a treatment called reduction may help you heal better. Reduction is a process that repositions your bones. The goal is to get them as close as possible to how they were before the fracture. Your doctor will use one or more methods of reduction.

Closed Reduction

If you have a clean break with little soft tissue damage, closed reduction will probably be used. Before the procedure, you may be given a light anesthetic to relax your muscles. Then your doctor manually readjusts the position of the broken bone. A splint, a cast, or an external fixator will be worn while you heal.

Open Reduction

If you have an open fracture (bone sticking out through the skin), badly misaligned sections of bone, or severe tissue injury, open reduction is likely. A general anesthetic may be used during the procedure to let you sleep and relax your muscles. Your doctor then makes one or more incisions to realign the bone and repair soft tissues. Pins, screws, or plates may be used to hold the bone in place during healing.

Rehabilitation

Quality Rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, and arm is critical to returning to full function following a hand injuries or surgery.  At Blue Ridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center, our hand therapists are certified in hand and occupational therapy.  Additionally, our staff includes physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists who provide specialized rehabilitation for patients with hand and upper extremity injuries or conditions, including therapeutic exercise, training in the use of prosthetics, pain, wound and scar management.  Our expert physicians and staff are dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized evaluation and care to help patients reach the highest level of function.

To schedule an appointment with the hand specialists at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center please call 540.347.9220 (Warrenton location) or 703.743.2814 (Gainesville location) or visit www.broava.com to learn more about the comprehensive services we offer.

Foot and Ankle Center

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Many factors can lead to foot and ankle pain.  At Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center, we treat foot and ankle injuries caused by work, sports-related injuries, fractures, deformities and disease using a variety of surgical and non-surgical methods.

The Foot and Ankle Center @ Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center brings together a highly qualified and experienced team to treat food and ankle conditions such as the following:

At Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center our specialists take great care to understand the root cause of a problem, not just its symptoms.  This allows us to identify the most suitable treatment to achieve lasting recovery in the shortest possible time.  Most of our treatments are done in an outpatient setting, such as our Surgery Center, which helps minimize recovery time.

If you are experiencing a foot or ankle ailment call Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center.  We can help.  To schedule an appointment with one of our foot & ankle specialists please call 540.347.9220 (Warrenton location) or 703.743.2814 (Gainesville location).  Be sure to visit our website @ www.broava.com for more information on the comprehensive services offered by Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center.

Our Goal – Get YOU back to GOOD health!

What is Pain Management?

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Pain management is a branch of medicine that applies the latest in treatment methods to reduce or control pain.  Our doctors specialize in a variety of solutions including pharmacological, interventional, and alternatives to reduce or control pain.

At Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center, our pain management group offers a variety of options tailored to address all of our patients’ pain management needs.  We offer inpatient, outpatient, surgical and non-surgical services, as well as cutting-edge, minimally invasive pain management treatment for patients with acute or chronic pain.

Our physicians are fellowship trained and board certified by the American board of medical Specialties in pain medicine.  We have the most advanced training and certifications available for pain medicine interventions and treatments.

Pain Management Services for all Pain Conditions

  • Complex pain and spine disorders
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures
  • Electrodiagnostic testing
  • Neuromodulation for chronic pain management

The Best Solution for Your Situation

No matter what you’re dealing with, our pain management specialists work closely with the surgeons and physical therapists at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center in a multidisciplinary approach to develop a unique treatment plan that best suits each of our patient’s needs.  To schedule an appointment with the pain management specialists at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center, please call 540.347.9220 (Warrenton location) or 703.743.2814 (Gainesville location).  Visit www.broava.com for more information on the comprehensive services offered @ Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center.

Our goal is to get YOU back to GOOD health!