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Common Fall Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Common Fall Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

by Stephanie Meadows
As summer comes to an end, it means going back to school and back to playing fall sports. Unfortunately, with the beginning of a new season of sports, also comes the baggage of an increased risk for sports-related injuries. According to reach and a survey done by SafeKids.org, about 1.35 million kids make trips to the emergency room to receive treatment for sports injuries every year.

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.

Keeping Women's Knees and Hips Healthy at all Stages of Life

Keeping Women's Knees and Hips Healthy at all Stages of Life

by Shearly (SU)
Any woman who has experienced a knee or hip injury understands the ill effects on mobility and the hindrance on daily living. Women at all stages of life are susceptible to injury from athletics, overuse and aging. M. Brian Polsky, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics:

 Is an Artificial Joint Right for You?

Is an Artificial Joint Right for You?

by Stephanie Meadows
According to research, the term “replacement” is a little misleading, as when someone undergoes joint replacement surgery, the ends of the bones are removed or resurfaced and are replaced with an artificial joint. By definition, an artificial joint is a prosthesis or prosthetic joint, made of either plastic, ceramic or metal, which is implanted to replace a natural joint.

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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.