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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.

Top Tips for Healthy Joints

Top Tips for Healthy Joints

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Here are some tips to help maintain healthy joints and to be able to keep moving well.

Non-Surgical Options for Alleviating Hip Pain

Non-Surgical Options for Alleviating Hip Pain

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Before considering surgical options, there are a number of non-surgical, first line therapies that are often recommended to individuals with hip problems.

When Hip Pain Strikes, OACM Offers Patients Proven Solutions

When Hip Pain Strikes, OACM Offers Patients Proven Solutions

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Hip pain is a common complaint among patients throughout the country. This pain is often more than just a nuisance and drives thousands of patients to seek treatment from physicians every year. “Many patients visit my office when they’re experiencing pain and begin to have a limited range of motion and stiffness in the hip,” says Sam Sydney, MD, hip replacement specialist at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland. “Patients lose the rotation and flexion of their hips, making everyday tasks like putting on and taking off shoes very difficult.” Hip pain can have a number of causes. Often times it is a gradual onset from a chronic condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. It can also come on suddenly, for instance, when a person suffers a hip injury or has a condition called avascular necrosis (AVN), which occurs when there is inadequate blood supply to the ball portion of the hip joint. When patients present with hip pain, surgery isn’t generally the first course of treatment, however. The history, clinical exam and x-rays often tell the surgeon when surgery is indicated.

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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.