Dr. Bradley C. Carofino, Fellowship-trained Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Surgeon, recently published a study “Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries During Shoulder Surgery” in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The article focuses on research that he conducted while at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Please click here to view.
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Every year, the Salvation Army counts on numerous volunteer groups to fill over 13,000 Christmas stockings for children ages 6-14 in the Hampton Roads area. For the third year in a row, the employees at Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists participated and filled 166 stockings with toys and other goodies. Last Thursday, the ‘trusty sleigh’ was loaded and off for delivery at the local Salvation Army distribution center. Thanks to all that helped make this worthy outreach project a huge success!
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists Physical Therapy offers individualized rehabilitation programs at each of its four locations throughout South Hampton Roads. These programs include Hand Therapy, Sports Medicine, Spine Rehabilitation, Foot & Ankle, and Return-To-Work. Staffed by 14 Physical Therapists, 3 Physical Therapy Assistants, 6 Occupational/Hand Therapists, 2 Occupational Hand Therapy Assistants and 2 Functional Testers, the Physical Therapy team at AOS has what it takes to get you “Back In The Game”.
Jason Lovitz, an eight-year veteran of the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service, originally hails from New England. There he was a volunteer firefighter in Northern Connecticut and Massachusetts for about four years in his late teens and early twenties. After an early career as a financial planner, he decided to leave the field and return to his true passion discovered from his days as a young volunteer – firefighting and rescue.
Dr. Erin A. Jerlin Discusses “The Foot, Aging and Exercise” at Norfolk State University’s 11th Annual Women’s Conference
Erin A. Jerlin, DPM, of Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, was one of the featured presenters at the recent “Taking Care of You…Today’s Woman” – Eleventh Annual Women’s Conference hosted by Norfolk State University at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. Her talk entitled “The Foot, Aging and Exercise” touched on a wide range of topics that included; proper care of the diabetic foot, the benefits of exercise, treating dry skin and improving foot health through proper nutrition.
Please click here to view her presentation slides.
Dr. Jerlin is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
Dr. Michael A. Campbell, AOS Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Earns Board Certification by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists is pleased to extend congratulations to Michael A. Campbell, M.D., who recently achieved board certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
Physicians become board eligible after completion of four years of medical school, three years of internship & residency focusing on orthopaedic surgery and an additional two years of clinical experience. Then after successfully passing both written and oral orthopaedic board examinations, the doctor becomes board certified and becomes a diplomate of the ABOS for a ten year period.
Dr. Campbell obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York – Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He then completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA and an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.
Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Campbell enjoys skiing, snowboarding, water sports, mountain biking and spending time with his family.
Earlier this summer, I spent some time at the Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond. It was a fantastic experience in a beautiful new facility. On fan day, there were over twenty-five thousand people present at the camp, making for a great experience being on the field. Fortunately, we did not have any major injuries other than your usual hamstrings, ankles, shoulders and contusions that come with playing the game. At any given time, usually half of the players on the field have some sort of issue that needs to be dealt with. I recall this as a player and it still continues to hold true today.
Kevin Griffin was born with cerebral palsy, a condition which frequently affects normal usage in the hands of those challenged with it. People that have this disability often suffer from deformities of the joints along with permanently rigid, tightened muscles. This is his story before and after receiving treatment.
At Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, Mr. Griffin met with Dr. Samuel Kline, a board certified hand specialist who examined him and assessed his functional status. Being left-handed, he was glad to hear that Dr. Kline recommended a procedure that would allow him to gain function in this extremity. On May 9th, Kevin underwent the surgery which consisted of fusing a bone in his left hand and also lengthening a tendon.
In a recent interview, Mr. Griffin exclaimed that "The results are amazing. I am now able to do things that I simply could not do before such as; shooting a basketball or gripping something … anything". He knows that he still has some work to do during his physical therapy sessions, in strengthening his hand. However, he is now looking forward to a very bright future and thanks Dr. Kline for his improved quality of life. Kevin later added that "This past Father’s Day I was able to shake my father’s hand for the very first time in my life".