Posts by Margaret Eckman

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

When to Consider Surgery for Hip and Knee Arthritis

Arthritis is the umbrella term for damage to multiple parts of a joint in your body. You may have pain,… Read More

What to Know About Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair

A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder joint in place. These muscles are… Read More

The Patient’s Guide to Shoulder Replacement

Many people experience shoulder pain in their lifetime. People can strain their shoulder, or their rotator cuff can become inflamed,… Read More