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Articles and videos created by Dr. Robertson or that have information he thinks you will find useful.


Arthritis Support During Coronavirus

The Arthritis Foundation has collected virtual support for arthritis patients and caregivers, so you can continue to have the support you need while staying safe.

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Introduction to Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

View my slides to learn more about having a hip replacement with the incision on the front of your body, instead of from the side or back, which means that your muscles are affected less and the surgery may be easier to recover from.

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Introduction to Hip and Knee Replacement

View my slides to learn more about having a hip or knee replaced, including who might need them and what the process is.

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Knee Replacements: Partials, Totals, & New Technology

View my slides to learn more about all knee replacements, including the difference between partial and total knee replacements and the new technology that is available to knee replacement patients and surgeons.

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What is a partial knee replacement?

Key Points

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What is Arthritis and How is It Treated?

Arthritis is a common problem, affecting 91 million Americans. 31 million Americans, or about 1/3 of people with arthritis, have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage (the tissue that cushions the ends of the bones between joints), bony changes of the joints, deterioration of tendons and ligaments, and various degrees of inflammation of the joint lining (called the synovium).

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

February is cardiac awareness month, so I wanted to take a chance to comment on the importance of cardiac health. At OrthoVirginia, we have many young and older patients with cardiac disease both known and unknown. Cardiac disease is the number one cause of mortality in the United States with 1 in 4 deaths being tied to heart disease. The good news is heart disease can be controlled or prevented with healthy lifestyle choices and medical management.

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Walk With a Doctor to Start 2019 on the Right Foot

With the new year many people are making resolutions. One we would like to help with is for people to become more active and more medically informed. To this regard I am starting/leading a local chapter of a program and partnering with Bon Secours St. Francis, American Family Fitness and many other physicians in the community to help people meet these goals. This program is called Walk With a Doc.