2017-18 Sentara Orthopedics Annual Report

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Innovative Shoulder Treatment

Across the country, shoulder reconstruction is growing in the treatment of arthritis and fractures of the shoulder. Innovative shoulder care is offered throughout Sentara facilities. Subspecialty trained orthopedic surgeons offer personalized patient care with a commitment to using the most minimally invasive interventions possible, including the latest arthroscopic techniques.

At several facilities surgeons use minimally invasive, arthroscopic reconstruction for certain (glenoid) bone defects. This muscle-sparing approach leaves the subscapularis largely intact.

Orthopedic surgeons practicing at Sentara are among a handful trained in the use of the intramedular small incision technique for clavicle fracture. This technique requires less stripping of the periosteum (a specialized connective tissue that covers all bones), resulting in less pain and quicker recovery times.

Orthopedic surgeons who practice at Sentara facilities also share their time and talents throughout the regions, serving as team physicians for local schools, colleges and sports teams. Athletic trainers also provide their sports medicine services in communities across the regions.


Admirals Hockey
Tides Baseball


Bridgewater College
Eastern Mennonite University
Elizabeth City State University
Hampton University
James Madison University
Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School
Old Dominion University
Virginia Wesleyan University


Augusta County High Schools
Booker T. Washington High School
Gates County High School
Harrisonburg City High School
Hampton Public Schools
Mathews County High School
Norfolk Public Schools
Norfolk Collegiate School
Page County High Schools
Rockingham County Public Schools
Pasquotank Public Schools
Southampton High School


“I run, swim and bike, and wanted to compete in an Ironman, 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of bike riding and 26.2 miles of running. Somehow I hurt my right arm, and I couldn’t train. I returned to the same orthopedic surgeon who had performed rotator cuff surgery on my left arm. With his help, I was ready for the Ironman 10 months later. I crossed the finish line well before the deadline and raised my arms in celebration.”