Outstanding patient-centered care in all orthopaedic specialties.

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From head to toe, our team collaborates on simple and complex orthopaedic problems.
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Providing clinic locations throughout southwest Virginia for your aches and pains.
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Outstanding patient-centered care in all orthopaedic specialties.
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With fellowship-trained surgeons in 8 orthopaedic subspecialties, we offer an evidence-based practice progressive in knowledge and skill.
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We actively participate in the exchange of knowledge to advance the field of orthopaedic surgery through research and education.
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We are the largest academic practice in Virginia: 45 board-certified physicians, 25 advanced care practitioners and 25 athletic trainers.
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Osteoporosis 101
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Healthy bones need good nutrition
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We have all heard that it's important to eat healthy for our overall health. That's true for reducing your risk for osteoporosis too. Learn how specific nutrients help our bones stay healthy.
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What is it?
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Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by decreased bone strength predisposing you to an increased risk of fracture.
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What causes It?
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It can have several causes including (but not limited to) age, hormonal changes, smoking, alcohol, medication use, and certain diseases.
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Nutritional food for healthy bones
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Calcium
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Calcium is essential for your bones. It is best to obtain calcium from our diet through sources such as dairy, leafy green vegetables, and legumes.
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Calcium Rich Foods
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Vitamin D helps calcium absorb in our body. It can be obtained from foods, supplements, or sunlight.
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Nutrition is important for bone health
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Carilion Clinic strives to provide comprehensive bone health to our communities and beyond. We provide focused bone health care to patients who have osteoporosis or are at increased risk of developing it. Our goal is to prevent recurrent fractures by developing a multi-disciplinary bone health assessment followed by bone health education and a plan of care to promote healthy bones and reduce risks of future fractures.
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Bone Health Evaluation
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Our comprehensive bone health evaluation includes a medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, FRAX score calculation and a bone density scan.
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Bone Health Program Appropriate Patients
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Bone Health Program Appropriate Patients
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People who are 49 years of age or older, have a low vitamin D level and/or a fragility fracture are appropriate patients for our Bone Health program.
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Who Should Get Tested for Osteoporosis?
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Who Should Get Tested for Osteoporosis?
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People with early menopause/surgical menopause; fragility fractures, a family history of osteoporosis; low BMI; low calcium and vitamin D intake; low activity level; smoking; alcohol consumption; medication use (steroids, anticonvulsants); and certain medical conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, gastric bypass, celiac disease) should get tested for osteoporosis.
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Several treatment options are available that can help manage your osteoporosis and prevent further fractures. Treatments could include medications, dietary changes, an exercise program and lifestyle changes, such as smoking cessation or decreasing alcohol consumption. Your health care provider will discuss your treatment options with you during your first visit. Your participation is important in managing osteoporosis.
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Meet Our Bone Health Coordinator
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Amelia Rode received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia before receiving her graduate degree as a physician assistant from Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She is focused in treating osteoporosis and preventing secondary fragility fractures. She has joined the Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences in Roanoke and provides treatment for at-risk patients.
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The Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences (ION) is an innovative convergence of leading medical practitioners who provide expert care to patients. ION serves as a model for medical students, research fellows and residents—the next generation of providers. ION provides a shared vision of collaboration and a team-based approach to healing.

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The Orthopaedics Department provides fellowship training for surgeons from across the United States to help them provide better care.
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We are proud to have nationally and internationally recognized faculty committed to educating the next generation of students at VTCSOM.
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When it comes to residencies and fellowships, finding the right fit is very important. Our GME program offers amazing support and training.
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At Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics, we are actively involved in finding innovative ways to improve the care we give to our patients. Here is a partial list of research studies currently taking place in the Department of Orthopaedics.

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  • Driving After Wide-Awake Hand Surgery
  • Fingertip Injury StudyVideo Education
  • Robotic Hand Orthosis Providing Grasp Assistance for Patients with Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery Pain Treatment Study
  • Measurement Discrepancies in Posterior Malleolar Fragment Size in Plain Film Radiology vs. CT
  • Investigation of Amnios RT for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
  • Dilatant Insole to Reduce Damage Inflicted by Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Effectiveness of Single-Use, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (PICO) vs. Traditional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (tNPWT) in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treated with Clostridial Collagenase (SANTYL) Ointment or with a Comparator Product Containing Silver
  • Establishment of Safe INR Level in Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery
  • Predicting Fracture Union Using Post-Operative RUST Scores
  • Incidence of Fractures and Biomarkers Among MGUS Patients in a Bone Health Clinic
  • Use of Locking Plates in the Treatment of Periprosthetic Fractures
  • Testing the Structural Properties of Bone Cement
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  • Prospective Evaluation of Exparel Adductor Canal Field Block for Pain Control After ACL Reconstruction
  • Measuring Landing Mechanics During Rehabilitation
  • The Effects of Ankle Braces on Foot Posture
  • Gait Biofeedback for Cerebral Palsy Study
  • Side-to-Side Asymmetry Changes During Running
  • Effects of Optimism on Functional Outcome Following Total Knee Arthroplasty or Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Effect of Tibial Slope on Coronal Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Comparison of Headed vs. Headless Screws in Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Outcomes of Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Prior Spinal Fusion
  • BMI Association with 30- and 90-Day Readmissions
  • Predictive Value of Postoperative Anemia on Length of Stay for Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive (MIS) Lumbar Fusion
  • Assessing the Clinical Value of Tranexamic Acid in Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Evaluation of the Thrombosis Risk of TXA Administration in Spine Surgery
  • Contribution of Postoperative Anemia to Length of Stay for Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Lumbar Interbody Fusion
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Our team of orthopaedic surgeons provides care at the Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences in several locations throughout southwest Virginia. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained reconstruction surgeons evaluate and treat thousands of patients each year.
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