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Bradley T. Butkovich, MD, Reports from Washington Redskins Training Camp

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.


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.

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.

Whatever It Takes: A Case Study of Jason Lovitz

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.

Employees Participate in “Stuff A Stocking”

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!

Shoulder Surgery Research Study by Bradley C. Carofino, M.D.

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.

AOS Hosts 10th Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference

On  Thursday,  May  1st rehabilitation  professionals  gathered  at  the  Virginia  Beach  Resort  Hotel  &  Conference  Center  to  hear  the latest  information  on  treatment  and  care  of  the  Workers’  Compensation  patient.  The  conference,  now  in  its 10th  year,  is  hosted  by  Atlantic  Orthopaedic  Specialists  (AOS)  and  is  provided  at  no-charge  to  members  of the  WC  community.  This  year’s  program  featured  thirteen  medical  presentations  given  by  AOS  physicians and  physical therapists that focused  on  occupational  injuries, their treatment,  and  individually tailored  return-to-work  therapy  programs.  In  addition  to  earning  7  credit  hours  in  various  nursing  and  case  management certification  areas,  participants  visited  exhibit  booths,  and  mingled  with  case  managers,  risk  managers,  and AOS  physicians,  surgeons  and  occupational  therapists.  One  case  manager  commented  that  the  conference was  “very  informative  and  pertinent”  to  all  members  of  the  profession.  Strengthening  the  channels  of communication between professionals in the WC field through providing resourceful and timely information in a highly interactive and educational medical program continues to be this annual conference’s key goal.

Becker’s SPINE REVIEW Cites J. Abbott Byrd III, MD as Spine Surgeon to Know

Dr. J. Abbott Byrd III of Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists was profiled recently in Becker’s SPINE REVIEW as a Spine Surgeon Leader to Know. The article highlights Dr. Byrd’s extensive training, experience and leadership in the field of Spinal Surgery, his work in the development of innovative spinal instrumentation and concludes with his commentary on the rewards of being a spine surgeon. Dr. Byrd states within that “the most satisfying aspect of being a spine surgeon is taking a patient who is debilitated by a spinal condition and returning them to a functional lifestyle”. Please click here to view article.