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What is outpatient surgery and what are its benefits?

What is outpatient surgery and what are its benefits?

by Stephanie Meadows
Outpatient surgery – referred to as ambulatory surgery or same-day surgery – allows a person to return home on the same day that a surgical procedure is performed. More than half of all elective surgery procedures in the United States are currently performed as outpatient surgeries, due to less invasive surgical procedures and improved surgical instruments.

Product Spotlight: MLS Laser Therapy

Product Spotlight: MLS Laser Therapy

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. The FDA, based upon the evidence of proven success of extensive and credible studies conducted in our country’s finest institutions, including Harvard University, has approved the use of MLS Laser Therapy.

Prevenix 3-2-1 Program

Prevenix 3-2-1 Program

by Stephanie Meadows
Losing weight and keeping it off is no easy task. It is frustrating when you are doing all the necessary things to get the body that you have always wanted, and not seeing the progress you feel you are making. Diet programs are not always reliable, and what you see on television and in magazines is not always realistic. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who plan to go on a diet, statistics do not seem to be in your favor.

The Football Concussion Crisis

The Football Concussion Crisis

by Stephanie Meadows
Lately, there seems to be increased public interest in the potential risks of concussions. Since athletes participating in contact sports are exposed to the risk of repeated blows to the head, there is a legitimate concern about their risk of developing delayed neurological dysfunction, such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) or other neurodegenerative diseases.

The Great Ice Vs Heat Debate

The Great Ice Vs Heat Debate

by Stephanie Meadows
You are having a pretty good day, and just as you feel that you are checking things off that crazy to-do list, more things just keep adding up. You have been running around like a chicken with your head cut off, and as luck would have it, you sprained your ankle, now there is pain and swelling. You try to ignore it, but there is something that needs to be done to stop the swelling. This is where the great debate of ice versus heat comes into play. Both of them will help reduce pain, but there are certain types of injuries for which each should be used.

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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.