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Benefits of Laser Surgery

Benefits of Laser Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
When a physical condition or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to everyday activities. Lasers were incorporated into orthopedic and surgical practices in 1973, as a new technology to create surgical incisions. Laser therapy is widely used today, and much like regenerative medicine does, it helps stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal.

Foot Problems are a Major Concern for Diabetic Patients

Foot Problems are a Major Concern for Diabetic Patients

by Stephanie Meadows
There is a startling research statistic showing that every 30 seconds, someone around the world is losing a part of their foot due to diabetes. Possibly just as startling is how this can often be easily avoided with preventive checks and comprehensive treatment.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

by Stephanie Meadows
You may think that tennis elbow is an injury that only occurs with tennis players, but this isn’t always the case. While Tennis elbow is common in tennis players, it boils down to being an overuse injury. These types of injuries can occur from activities that work the same muscle group, such as gardening, painting, or using a screwdriver…and of course, swinging a tennis racquet.

Foot Pain: Have You Injured Your Achilles Tendon?

Foot Pain: Have You Injured Your Achilles Tendon?

by Stephanie Meadows
Injuring your Achilles tendon can happen to anyone, whether you are an athlete, or just an active person going about your everyday life. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body, located at the back of your ankle, which attaches your calf muscles to the heel bone. It is a springy band of tissue, giving us the ability to flex and point your toes toward the floor and raise up on your tiptoes.

Physical Medicine vs Physical Therapy

Physical Medicine vs Physical Therapy

by Stephanie Meadows
When you are in chronic pain after suffering an accident or injury that may have caused long-term disability, and are in need of extensive treatment, there are a variety of specialists you can choose from to help you recover. While some people may be able to recuperate on their own, it’s often required by physicians to get professional help, either from a physiatrist or physical therapist. Both professions are closely related, but there are distinct differences. Here is a guide to help you distinguish between the two, and give you more information about available treatment options.

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.