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How Physical Therapy can Help MS Patients

How Physical Therapy can Help MS Patients

by Stephanie Meadows
According to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, it is estimated that more than 400,000 people have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Multiple Sclerosis is categorized as an autoimmune condition, where the body mistakenly attacks its own immune system, damaging the myelin sheath, which is the protective covering over nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

How Physical Therapy Helps Breast Cancer Patients

How Physical Therapy Helps Breast Cancer Patients

by Stephanie Meadows
Cancer is a devastating diagnosis that no one wants to hear, and it can change the whole landscape of a person’s life in an instant. Well, breast cancer is one of the deadliest and most common types of cancer affecting women today. Statistics have shown that at least one in eight women will get a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

Alteon HA Femoral Stem Product Makes Its Clinical Debut

Alteon HA Femoral Stem Product Makes Its Clinical Debut

by Stephanie Meadows
The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the human body, as it allows us to walk, run, and jump. It bears our body’s weight and the force of the strong muscles of the hip and leg, every day for our whole life. Our hips are also one of our most flexible joints, which allows a greater range of motion than all other joints in the body except for the shoulder.

What to do if Your Knee Pain Becomes Unmanageable

What to do if Your Knee Pain Becomes Unmanageable

by Stephanie Meadows
Knee pain is said to be the major cause of physical disability in people 65 and older. Pain can be chronic or acute, but often in the knee pain can be targeting a specific area in the knee, or be throughout. For all patients with knee pain, nonsurgical treatment is usually the goal and is a doctor’s last resort, but if pain persists intervention may be needed.

Preventing Common Sports Injuries

Preventing Common Sports Injuries

by Stephanie Meadows
For a lot of us, playing sports was a huge part of our childhood, and for some of us it remains a big part of our lives. Sports injuries happen, and that often means we get a turn on the bench – which is definitely not as fun as being on the field. While the more active you are in sports the bigger the chance you have of becoming injured, there are a few things you can do to prevent them from happening.

About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.