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Foot, Ankle Injuries Are a Unique Specialty at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

Foot, Ankle Injuries Are a Unique Specialty at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

by Bevon Findley (SU)
If you have ever sprained or fractured your ankle, you know the pain associated with such an injury and the difficulty walking and bearing weight afterward. Fortunately for the Baltimore area, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has a leading foot and ankle specialist on staff to help individuals with common and complex ankle and foot injuries get back on their feet. Patrick Maloney, MD, OACM’s foot and ankle specialist is a fellowship-trained physician whose expertise includes major reconstructive surgery including ankle replacement surgery. Ankle replacement is a relatively new procedure, only coming into practice over the past 15 years. Dr. Maloney performs this complex procedure to treat the arthritic ankle joint by removing the joint surfaces and replacing them with metal and a hard plastic spacer. He explains that “the surgery is more selective in the ankle because it’s a smaller joint that has to take the greater force of walking, so we’re more selective on patients that may qualify.” In addition to treating problems with the ankle, Dr. Maloney also performs delicate tendon repairs and deformity correction in the foot for people with high arch or flatfoot, as well as bunions and hammertoes.

Winter Injuries Don't Have to Keep You Down

Winter Injuries Don't Have to Keep You Down

by Bevon Findley (SU)
It used to be that an injury from a winter sport could keep someone down for the season. However, with advances in orthopaedic medicine, that’s no longer always the case. For instance, a recent patient of Brian Polsky, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland, had a snowboarding accident that left him with a tear in his meniscus (part of the knee.) After Dr. Polsky repaired the tear using a minimally invasive surgical technique, he was back on the slopes after a short recovery. Injuries from winter sports are very common and most patients experience sprains and strains, especially in knees, from the twisting and turning associated with activities such as skiing, snowboarding and skating. Most often, these injuries are minor and can be treated more conservatively with rest and time and even physical therapy and heal completely. However, some people experience more serious injuries, such as tears of ligaments, tendons and cartilage, which can require surgery.

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.