General Orthopaedic Care and Expertise
With offices in Catonsville, Columbia, and Eldersburg, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has offered the highest standard of general orthopaedic care to patients in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., areas for more than 40 years.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic doctors treat a variety of muscle, bone, joint, tendon, ligament, and nerve conditions. With an on-site diagnostic imaging center and on-site surgical center, our specialists can conveniently provide a variety of services all under one roof. For an appointment, call (410) 644-1880 or you can request one online.
CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Arthritis is a common disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, immobility, and swelling. Arthritis is actually a term for a group of over 100 diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system, particularly the joints.
Arthritis alters the cartilage in joints. Cartilage is a tough, shock-absorbing material that covers the ends of many of our bones. It forms a smooth surface and allows the bones in our joints to glide easily during motion. Arthritis can cause the cartilage to wear away. Loss of the protective lining can cause painful bone-on-bone rubbing.
Arthritis can be quite painful and disabling. While this may be tolerated with medications, therapy, other modalities, and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary.
Bones are the hardest tissues in your body. Although bones are strong, they can split or break under too much pressure or force. A broken bone is called a fracture. Fractures can occur in a variety of ways. The most common causes of fractures are injuries, prolonged stress from overuse, and bone weakening diseases, such as osteoporosis or tumors.
There are many types of fractures. They can range from a hairline crack to a bone that has broken into several pieces. Simple fractures may only require casting or splinting treatments. More complex fractures may need surgical intervention to align the bones for proper healing.
Sprains and strains are common injuries that can happen to anyone, but occur most frequently in people who participate in sports, perform repetitive activities, or are at-risk for falls.
Sprains involve the tissues that connect bones together (ligaments). Strains involve muscles and the tissues that connect muscles to bones (tendons). Mild sprains and strains can heal with rest and home care. Significant sprains and strains may require rehabilitation, surgery, or both.
Tendonitis is an inflammatory condition that can develop in a tendon. Tendons are strong fibers that connect your muscles to your bones. Tendonitis most frequently results from overuse of a joint. Symptoms include pain and tenderness. Most cases of tendonitis are relieved with rest and anti-inflammatory medications. Chronic tendonitis may require surgery if symptoms are intolerable despite nonoperative treatment.