Posts by Margaret Eckman

What to Know About Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty

Hip replacements are one of the most performed orthopedic surgeries, often as a treatment for arthritis. Arthritis affects 91 million… Read More

Young Athletes Should Not Have Joint Pain

While muscle pain from training or minor injuries is common, joint pain in children is a sign that something else… Read More

How AI Technology is Advancing Spine Surgery

The spine is a complex structure that provides support for your torso and connects your arms and legs. It has… Read More

An Overview of Robotic Joint Replacements

Joint replacements used to be done using averages for all patients, with standard angles and instrumentation. With the new robotic… Read More

What to Expect with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is one of many potential causes for low back pain. It impacts millions of people: 20% of… Read More

What to Do When You Have Been Offered Elective Surgery

While I’m a spine surgeon, the ideas I talk about in this blog post work for all kinds of surgery,… Read More

OrthoVirginia Welcomes Dr. Lucien Ouellette

OrthoVirginia Welcomes New Physician in Farmville

OrthoVirginia is pleased to announce Lucien Ouellette, M.D., has joined the practice in Farmville, Virginia. Dr. Ouellette, a specialist in… Read More

Comparing Partial and Total Knee Replacement

Many patients will struggle with knee pain in their lives, so it’s a common problem for doctors to see. It… Read More

Hip and Knee Arthritis: Non-surgical and Surgical Treatment

Arthritis is one of the most common degenerative disorders that patients see a physician about. It’s caused by a loss… Read More

Technological Advances in Sports Medicine Knee and Shoulder Surgery

While many people think of sports medicine as taking care of athletes, it’s really focused on injuries that happen to… Read More