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We found 5 orthopedic surgeons near Dunkirk, MD.

Dr. Richard Michael Cirillo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10845 Town Center Boulevard; Suite 101
Dunkirk, MD
 

Dr. Richard Cirillo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cirillo is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cirillo is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
10845 Town Center Boulevard; Suite 101
Dunkirk, MD
 

Dr. Harlan Taliaferro's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital. Dr. Taliaferro attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Taliaferro trained at Howard University Hospital. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Howard Griffith III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10845 Town Center Boulevard; Suite 101
Dunkirk, MD
 

Dr. Paul Griffith's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Prince Frederick, MD and Dunkirk, MD. Dr. Griffith studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Griffith focuses on spine surgery procedures. Dr. Griffith is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10845 Town Center Boulevard; Suite 101
Dunkirk, MD
 

Dr. Uday Patel sees patients in Prince Frederick, MD, Solomons, MD, and Dunkirk, MD. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Patel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is professionally affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11500 Cedar Run Lane
Owings, MD
 

Dr. Rafael Lopez works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Lopez studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.