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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.

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.

 A How-to Guide on the Proper Way to Use Crutches

A How-to Guide on the Proper Way to Use Crutches

by Stephanie Meadows
You’ve recently injured your foot or leg. You were probably given a pair of crutches by a doctor or friend with little or no explanation on how to fit or use them. Now, you have been left with a sore back, tired arms, and the struggle of walking. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about it, as the doctor tells you that you need to remain in a non-weight bearing state while you heal. It might be a real bummer to spend your time not being able to walk normally, but you have to in order to keep your recovery on track.

Fitness Trackers: Your New Gym Partner

Fitness Trackers: Your New Gym Partner

by Stephanie Meadows
Motivation is defined as an internal process that makes a person move towards a specific goal. Keeping fit has always been a matter of being constantly motivated to do so, and fitness trackers aid in that regard by constantly updating you on your progress and allowing you to set specific goals for yourself.

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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.