Sports Injuries: Is It a Sprain or a Strain?

2017-08-21T10:09:36+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

If you have ever played sports, you have probably heard the terms "sprain" and "strain." It is quite easy to confuse the two, especially since they share such similar names. The truth is that they are quite similar except for the fact that they involve different body parts. In the event of a severe sprain [...]

Injured Triathlete Gets Back in the Game After Successful Surgery

2017-08-21T10:13:48+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|

Injured Triathlete Gets Back in the Game After Successful Surgery with Dr. Mark Hagy Michelle and her husband were enjoying a bike ride on a rare sunny day in February, when she was hit by a car. The accident landed her in the hospital with a completely torn LCL and a posterolateral corner injury. Michelle [...]

Studies Show Time and Cost Savings

2017-08-21T10:12:38+00:00 January 1st, 2017|

In the last few years, a trend among orthopaedic practices has yielded increased access to orthopaedic urgent care for patients, along with cost savings. In last month’s blog, Virginia Orthopaedic announced its own new venture: VAO Direct, an orthopaedic urgent care staffed by VAO personnel with expanded hours and minimal wait times. We are now [...]

Area’s First Walk-in Orthopaedic Clinic Offers Affordable Option for Sprains, Strains and Breaks

2016-12-15T15:53:32+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

    Virginia Orthopaedic Direct is proud to open the area’s first walk-in clinic for same-day treatment of orthopaedic injuries, providing patients a timely, affordable option for the care of dislocations, fractures, sprains and more. Virginia Orthopaedic Direct, which opened its doors in the Fall of 2016, allows patients skip a hospital emergency room or [...]

Introducing VAO Direct: Outstanding Orthopaedic Urgent Care from Virginia Orthopaedic

2016-12-06T22:29:56+00:00 December 6th, 2016|

  Weekends and evenings are prime times for sports tournaments, trips to the gym and outdoor activities. Sometimes injuries such as broken bones, sprains and other orthopaedic injuries happen outside office hours and need immediate treatment. If a family member or friend suffers a suspected fracture or sprain, your first thought may be to head [...]

Preventing Foot & Ankle Injuries

2016-10-26T14:17:05+00:00 October 26th, 2016|

Most foot and ankle injuries are caused by weak muscles and joints and tight tendons. The physicians at Virginia Orthopaedics will help you stay injury free. Have you ever, or do you know someone who has, sprained their ankle?  Chances are your answer is yes.  Injuries to the foot and ankle can be the result [...]

What is Cartilage Restoration?

2016-10-26T14:14:06+00:00 October 26th, 2016|

Cartilage restoration is the process of implanting healthy cartilage cells into an injured joint to grow a new layer of protective covering within the joint. Cartilage is essential to the function of a joint.  Hyaline cartilage is a natural cushion and protector of the joint where the bones articulate, or meet one another.  When hyaline [...]


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