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

Dr. Richard Cirillo is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Prince Frederick, MD, Dunkirk, MD, and Solomons, MD. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cirillo honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Paul Griffith is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Griffith include spine surgery procedures. Dr. Griffith takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Griffith attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Harlan Taliaferro is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Taliaferro attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. Dr. Taliaferro is professionally affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Uday Patel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Patel graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Patel is 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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lopez is a graduate of 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.