The staff at AOS has been busy collecting toys and filling over 175 Christmas stockings for the Salvation Army’s “Fill-A-Stocking” program. Each stocking is almost two feet in length and will contain a number of small toys and games for children between the ages of 6 and 14 years. These stockings will be distributed to boys and girls throughout Hampton Roads in time for the holiday.
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Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists has recently expanded its Chesapeake office (Greenbrier area) located at 733 Volvo Parkway, Suite 300. The new facility encompasses the entire third floor of the building and provides expanded orthopaedic and PT services for visiting patients. An “Open House” followed which provided guided tours to members of the local medical community and offered an inside look into all of the group’s comprehensive orthopaedic services.
On Saturday, October 20th, 63 primary care physicians and other healthcare practitioners attended “Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician”, an annual CME program co-hosted by AOS and Eastern Virginia Medical School. This year’s half-day course focused on “Shoulders, Hips and Knees” and was held at the Westin – Virginia Beach Town Center. Doctors Mark Bewley, Bradley Carofino, Chad Manke and Raymond Payne were presenters at the conference. Attendees of the program received 4 contact hours of CME, heard about the latest in orthopaedic procedures and took part in Q & A sessions.
Orthopaedic Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon Joins Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, Hampton Roads’ Largest Orthopaedic Group
Bradley C. Carofino, M.D., an Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, has recently joined Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists (AOS) team of trained specialists. Dr. Carofino earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT where he also performed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. He completed his Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in July 2011. Dr. Carofino has begun his second Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, which he will complete later this summer.
In September, Dr. Carofino will begin his practice with AOS, specializing in the orthopaedic treatment and surgery of the hand and upper extremity, as well as general orthopaedics.
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists and Eastern Virginia Medical School to co-host Continuing Medical Education program “Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician: Shoulders, Hips, and Knees” on Saturday, October 20th, 2012
On Saturday, October 20th, Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists and Eastern Virginia Medical School will co-host a Continuing Medical Education program entitled “Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician: Shoulders, Hips, and Knees”. The conference will be held at The Westin-Virginia Beach Town Center from 8:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. and offers participants 4 AMA PRA Category 1 credits in CME. Physicians from throughout the Hampton Roads area are invited to hear presentations on Shoulder Arthritis, Anterior Approach Hip Replacement, Rotator Cuff Disease, The Acutely Injured Knee, selected case presentations and two panel discussions. Faculty for the program include Drs. Donald A. O’Neill, Mark A. Bewley, Bradley C. Carofino, Chad R. Manke, G. Raymond Payne III, all board certified orthopaedic specialists with AOS. AOS Physical Therapy will also be on-hand discussing related topics of interest.
Note: Please check our website in the future for information on upcoming Continuing Medical Education programs.
Hampton Roads Hand Specialists Now Offering New Non-Surgical Treatment Xiaflex® for Dupuytren’s Contracture
Dupuytren’s Contracture can best be described as a painless disorder in which fingers of the hand gradually bend in toward the palm and cannot be fully extended. It is caused by the progressive thickening of a ligament (forming rope-like cords) which shortens over time and prevents affected fingers from fully straightening. The rate of progression noted in patients with Dupuytren’s varies, however it often develops into a debilitating condition resulting in deformity and loss of hand function.
The specific cause of the disorder is unknown, although it may be genetic in nature. Occurring more commonly after the age of 40, it may also be associated with diabetic conditions or suffering from seizures. There is also no evidence connecting the condition with occupational trauma.
Until recently, patients needed to undergo surgery to correct Dupuytren’s and restore their fingers’ normal range of motion. The need existed for a less invasive procedure that would restore mobility and provide immediate improvement in patients.
Hand specialists at Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists have been very pleased with results seen in patients recently treated with a new, FDA approved treatment for this condition. Xiaflex ® is a collagenase (enzyme) medication that breaks down the scarred, thickened tissue in the hand. Xiaflex ® therapy involves injecting the thickened cord, and the next day patients are seen again by the physician to pop the cord and straighten out the finger.
Drs. Paul N. Krop, Samuel C. Kline and Chad R. Manke at Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists are currently seeing and treating patients with this condition. If you feel that you may have symptoms of Dupuytren’s Contracture and would like to be seen, please contact the Patient Appointment Line at (757) 321-3360.
Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician: Update on New Treatments for Disorders of the Hand, Foot and Ankle to be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Virginia Beach
On Saturday, October 22nd, Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists and Eastern Virginia Medical School will co-host a Continuing Medical Education program entitled “Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician: Update on New Treatments for Disorders of the Hand, Foot, and Ankle”. The conference will be held at The Westin-Virginia Beach Town Center from 8:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. and offers participants 4 AMA PRA Category 1 credits in CME. Physicians from throughout the Hampton Roads area are invited to hear presentations on Nerve Compression Syndromes, Tendonitis, Degenerative Joint Conditions, Common Disorders of the Hand & Foot, Running Injuries, Hand Therapy and Splinting, select case presentations and two panel discussions. Faculty for the program include Drs. Donald A. O’Neill, Paul N. Krop, Chad R. Manke, Samuel C. Kline, Michael A. Campbell and J. Alexandra Dale, all board certified orthopaedic specialists with AOS. Ruth Tubb, OTR/L, CHT from AOS Physical Therapy will present on Hand Therapy and Splinting. For additional information, please contact the EVMS CME office at (757) 446-6140.
Note: Please check our website in the future for information on upcoming Continuing Medical Education programs in 2012.
Michael A. Campbell, M.D., Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon Begins Practice with Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists
Michael A. Campbell, M.D., an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, has recently joined Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists (AOS) team of trained specialists. Dr. Campbell earned his medical degree from the State University of New York- Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He did his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. and completed his Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.
Dr. Campbell is now seeing patients at the 844 Kempsville Road, Ste. 101 (next to Leigh Hospital) in Norfolk, 160 Kingsley Lane, Ste 405 (next to DePaul Hospital) in Norfolk) and 733 Volvo Parkway, Ste. 100 (Greenbrier section of Chesapeake) office locations of Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists.
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists Workers’ Compensation Conference scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 in Virginia Beach
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its annual Rehabilitation Professionals Workers’ Compensation Conference on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. The program will be held at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center located at 2800 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The goals of this program are to strengthen the channels of communication between professionals in the Workers’ Compensation field, including rehabilitation nurses, occupational health nurses, safety managers and risk managers through participation in a highly interactive and educational medical program.
To pre-register or to obtain additional information about this upcoming conference, please call (757) 321-3322.