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5 Tips to Prepare You for Your Orthopedic Appointment

5 Tips to Prepare You for Your Orthopedic Appointment

by Stephanie Meadows
An orthopedic doctor specializes in issues, diseases, and injuries pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. These doctors play a critical role in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. They handle everything from minor issues such as sprained ankles to complex procedures and surgeries such as a hip replacement. Deciding that it’s time to see an orthopedic surgeon can be a relief and a cause of anxiety all at the same time. Here are some tips to prepare to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.

What You Need to Know About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

What You Need to Know About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
Most people know someone with an artificial hip or knee, but an artificial shoulder is not really a well-known entity. The shoulder is an elegant piece of machinery, made up of three main parts: your upper arm bone (the humorous), your shoulder blade (the scapula), and your collarbone (the clavicle). When a shoulder is healthy, your bones are covered with cartilage and a lubricating membrane that keep the joints moving and avoiding bone to bone friction.

Your Guide to Running a Marathon: 7 Things You Should Know

Your Guide to Running a Marathon: 7 Things You Should Know

by Stephanie Meadows
Getting motivated to go for a run can be difficult. Running a mile or two is a good workout, but gearing up to run a marathon takes a lot of guts. So if you are running in your first race, give yourself a major pat on the back.

Hydration is the Key for Healthy Joints

Hydration is the Key for Healthy Joints

by Stephanie Meadows
Are you drinking enough water? Studies show that the answer is probably no. Some 75 percent of Americans are dehydrated and drink below the recommended amount, which is an average of eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day.

Arthritis and Tips for Managing Pain

by Stephanie Meadows
Have you ever been told to “Stop cracking your knuckles, you can get arthritis”? While this is in fact not true, arthritis does affect approximately 350 million people worldwide.

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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.