Virginia Spine and Sports Orthopaedics

Virginia Spine and Sports Orthopaedics


A big Thank You to Dr. Santini and to your staff for the kind and respectful treatment at my recent appointment. Everyone was professional and welcoming with a smile. It helped this nervous patient and spose know they had received an excellent referral. We came in nervous and uncertain. We left calm, understanding what is going on and knowing we were in good hands.
Dr. Santini what would you suggest for a lower spine that looks like this? This is my nephews MRI and I wanted to ask your thoughts?

Dr. Angela M. Santini Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon and Fellow of the American Academy of Orth Our reputation is for compassionate and successful treatment of our patients.

Some problems respond to a program of physical therapy, medication, injections and bracing, while others require surgery with minimally invasive means. Our goal is to restore our patients to the highest degree of function while utilizing state of the art technology. We are committed to your quick return to an active and productive life.

Operating as usual

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) - OrthoInfo - AAOS 11/16/2021

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) - OrthoInfo - AAOS

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) - OrthoInfo - AAOS Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a condition in which the forearm muscles become damaged from overuse. The condition is common in athletes and in people with jobs that require vigorous use of the forearm muscles, such as painters.


Every business big or small needs a good IT company behind them. Thank you Allen for exceptional service!
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Every business big or small needs a good IT company behind them. Thank you Allen for exceptional service!
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Meniscus Injuries: Practice Essentials, Background, Frequency 11/02/2021

Meniscus Injuries: Practice Essentials, Background, Frequency

Meniscus Injuries: Practice Essentials, Background, Frequency Our understanding of the meniscus has changed radically in the last century. In 1887, Sutton described the meniscus as

10 Yoga Poses You Can Do in a Chair 10/26/2021

10 Yoga Poses You Can Do in a Chair

10 Yoga Poses You Can Do in a Chair These 10 chair yoga poses are adaptations of traditional poses to make yoga more accessible for people who cannot stand for long periods.

What Is Piriformis Syndrome? 10/14/2021

What Is Piriformis Syndrome?

What Is Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle irritates the sciatic nerve and causes pain along the back of the leg and foot. This article provides an overview of piriformis syndrome causes and symptoms, including who it affects and how it affects the body.

Spine Anatomy Animation - OrthoInfo -AAOS 10/08/2021

Spine Anatomy Animation - OrthoInfo -AAOS

Spine Anatomy Animation - OrthoInfo -AAOS This animation describes how the many parts of the spine — including the vertebrae, invertebral disks, and facet joints — work together to allow us to stand and move.

Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures - OrthoInfo - AAOS 10/08/2021

Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures - OrthoInfo - AAOS

Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures - OrthoInfo - AAOS Fractures caused by osteoporosis most often occur in the spine. These spinal fractures — called vertebral compression fractures — are almost twice as common as other fractures typically linked to osteoporosis, such as broken hips and wrists.

Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back - OrthoInfo - AAOS 10/08/2021

Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back - OrthoInfo - AAOS

Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back - OrthoInfo - AAOS In spondylolisthesis, one of the bones in your spine — called a vertebra — slips forward and out of place. This may occur anywhere along the spine, but is most common in the lower back (lumbar spine).

10 Ways to Get Ready for Spring Sports Without Any Injuries 03/05/2021

10 Ways to Get Ready for Spring Sports Without Any Injuries

10 Ways to Get Ready for Spring Sports Without Any Injuries Learn how to ease slowly back into shape before the spring season without getting sidelined with an injury.

COVID-19 and Your Health 02/22/2021

COVID-19 and Your Health

This is an update from the Virginia Department of Health about the status of COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia. The available supply of vaccine is still very limited around the country, and we know the wait has been frustrating.

The good news is that state and local public health officials and many partners have been working tirelessly to get vaccines to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible:

More than 1.4 million doses have already been administered by Virginia, including nearly 95% of the first doses available to the state. You can track Virginia's progress on the Vaccine Dashboards.
Virginia ranks 12th among all states for percent of the population that has received at least one dose, and 9th among all states for percent of available doses administered, according to CDC data presented by the New York Times.
Today, we launched a new statewide vaccine pre-registration system, to make it easier for people to sign up for a free COVID-19 vaccination. If you are receiving this email, you have been transferred automatically to the new statewide system and you do not need to do anything at this time. You will maintain your current status, and can confirm that you are in the new system at any time, at

The country still needs more vaccine supply to be able to get shots in the arms of everyone who wants them. Unfortunately, it may take weeks or months before everyone currently on waitlists is able to make an appointment. Although the complexities of vaccine distribution do not make it possible to give an estimated appointment date, we will send you regular reminders that you are still on the pre-registration list.

When your appointment becomes available, there will be no charge. State and local agencies will never call, email or text you to ask for your social security number or immigration status in connection with vaccination. For additional information, including frequently asked questions and details about vaccine eligibility, visit or

Esta es una actualización del Departamento de Salud de Virginia sobre las vacunas del COVID-19. El suministro disponible de vacunas todavía es muy limitado en todo el país, y sabemos que la espera ha sido frustrante.

La buena noticia es que los funcionarios de salud pública estatales y locales, así como muchos socios, han estado trabajando incansablemente para que las vacunas lleguen a la mayor cantidad de personas, lo más rápido posible:

Virginia ya ha administrado más de 1.4 millones de vacunas, incluido casi el 95% de las primeras dosis disponibles en el estado. Puedes dar seguimiento del progreso en: Vaccine Dashboards.
Virginia ocupa el lugar número 12 entre todos los estados, por porcentaje de población, que ha recibido al menos una dosis, y el 9º en porcentaje de dosis disponibles administradas, según los datos de los CDC presentados por elNew York Times.
Hoy lanzamos un nuevo sistema de preinscripción de vacunas en todo el estado, para hacer más fácil que las personas se inscriban para recibir la vacuna gratuita del COVID-19. Si estás recibiendo este correo electrónico, es porque fuiste transferido automáticamente al nuevo sistema estatal, y no necesitas hacer nada en este momento. Mantendrás tu estado actual, y en cualquier momento podrás confirmar que estás en el nuevo sistema, en

El país aún necesita más suministro de vacunas para poder inyectarlas en los brazos de todos los que las deseen. Desafortunadamente, pueden pasar semanas o meses antes de que todas las personas que están actualmente en listas de espera, puedan programar su cita. Aunque lo complejo de la distribución de las vacunas no permite dar una fecha estimada de la cita, te enviaremos recordatorios regularmente, diciéndote que todavía estás en la lista de preinscripción.

Cuando tu cita esté disponible, no habrá ningún cargo. En relación con la vacunación, las agencias estatales y locales nunca te llamarán, enviarán correos electrónicos o enviarán mensajes de texto para solicitar tu número de seguro social o estado migratorio. Para obtener información adicional, incluyendo preguntas frecuentes y detalles sobre la elegibilidad para la vacuna, visita o

This service is provided to you at no charge by the Virginia Department of Health.

COVID-19 and Your Health Symptoms, testing, what to do if sick, daily activities, and more. 01/13/2021

Mobility Stretch for Life | SerendipityWellness I have been a student and fan of yoga for the past 12+ years, but have have never been able to break free of chronic low back and shoulder stiffness and pain. I have always been active and pretty “flexible”.  I thought this stiffness was just a function of aging and there was nothing more I cou...


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[05/14/20]   We hope everyone is doing well during this time of upheaval.
Our practice is here to help.
We are offering Telemedicine appointments as well as some in office appointments. We screen anyone who needs to come in very thoroughly as the safety of our staff and customers is our highest priority. Please call us at 703-858-5454 if you have an orthopaedic need and it would be our pleasure to assist you.
Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Be safe and be well everyone.

[04/16/20]   In light of CDC's newest recommendation regarding wearing cloth face coverings in public places, we encourage each of you to wear a face mask when in public and when coming to VSSO. Be safe out there and practice social distancing but do not hesitate to call us should you have an orthopaedic need. We are available for Telehealth visits and limited in office appointments as needed. 04/13/2020

Coronavirus and Flu: What’s the Difference?

Let's understand the difference. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) 2019 outbreak on the rise during flu season, learn the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and influenza, including symptoms and treatments. 04/13/2020

Coronavirus and Flu: What’s the Difference? With the coronavirus (COVID-19) 2019 outbreak on the rise during flu season, learn the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and influenza, including symptoms and treatments.

[04/09/20]   NEW HOURS during the COVID 19 crisis:
Hello everyone, hope you are staying safe and healthy.
Our office is available for Telehealth visits and limited in office visit when needed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. We will answer phones Wednesday mornings and are closed all day Friday.
Please do not hesitate to call, as we are here to help you.

Stay safe!


Please read. Johns Hopkins University has sent this detailed note on avoiding the contagion:
* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; they cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics, but quickly disintegrate its structure with everything said.
* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only between 3 hours (fabric and porous), 4 hours (copper, because it is naturally antiseptic; and wood, because it removes all the moisture and does not let it peel off and disintegrates). ), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic). But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars. They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkles and skin cancer.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* This is super said, but you have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, k***s, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

[03/30/20]   During this this difficult time, we want you to know we are still here to help. Our office is open for limited in-office appointments and Telehealth is available. We strive to keep our staff and patients safe by carefully screening all patient calls to determine if an in office appointment can be accommodated or if Telehealth is a better option. We are unable to have a patient come to the office if they answer "YES" any of the following:
Shortness of breath,
Tightness in the chest,
Travelled outside the area,
Exposed to someone who has travelled outside the area,
Exposed to someone sick.
Work in a high exposure risk location

We appreciate the cooperation of everyone as we adjust to these new circumstances.

Be safe and be well.


Inova Loudoun Hospital

Inova Health System continues to provide world-class patient care during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Our dedicated team of experts is up-to-date on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidelines, and has developed a comprehensive preparedness and response plan to maintain the safety and well-being of our community.

As part of Inova’s commitment to provide healthcare for our community, Inova Loudoun Hospital has extended the Emergency Department at the Lansdowne Campus by adding a temporary auxiliary screening unit (ASU) near the emergency department entrance to provide additional space for preliminary symptom screening to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients, teams, and community. All people coming to the Inova Loudoun Hospital Emergency Department – Lansdowne Campus will first be directed to an outside point for a brief preliminary symptom screen. Based on the results of the brief screening, our team will be able to quickly guide those with respiratory symptoms to the ASU for further evaluation by our clinical team.

The temporary auxiliary screening unit (ASU) is not a COVID–19 testing area, it is an extension of the hospital and services provided are consistent with those found in emergency departments. Inova does not offer drive thru COVID-19 screening and testing. Inova has explored COVID-19 drive-thru testing, however due to limited testing kits available nationwide, it is not possible to provide this service at this time. Inova evaluates all patients and ensures necessary COVID-19 testing is conducted while preserving the capability to continue sustained testing.

Life-threatening conditions that cause severe symptoms or put your health at serious risk warrant a visit to an Inova Emergency Services location and include: Acute abdominal pain, Broken bones, Difficulty breathing, Minor burns and lacerations, Minor trauma including sprains and broken bones, On-the-job accidents, Poisoning, Severe allergic reactions, Severe bleeding or serious cuts, Suspected heart attack or stroke. Only people who are having difficulty breathing or have flu-like symptoms that are not improving should come to an emergency department. If you are not experiencing life-threatening conditions, please contact your primary care provider or seek care from an urgent care center. If you suspect you have COVID-19, always contact your health care provider before going into their care site for guidance on how you should arrive at their location.

[03/18/20]   As Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses a rapidly evolving situation.

The following preventive measures should be taken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19:

* Avoid bringing additional people to your appointment.

* If you or a member of your household has traveled out of the area recently or have been exposed to anyone who recently travelled, please reschedule your appointment for 2+ weeks out.

* Stay home if you or members of your household are sick (except to get emergency medical care)

* Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (like doork***s and light switches) using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
* Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands afterward. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).

* Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids; eat healthy foods and manage your stress to keep your immune system strong.




19450 Deerfield Ave Ste 175
Leesburg, VA

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Wednesday 8am - 4pm
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