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

Dr. Richard Cirillo works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Prince Frederick, MD, Dunkirk, MD, and Solomons, MD. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cirillo accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Harlan Taliaferro is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital. Dr. Taliaferro is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Taliaferro completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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

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 is especially interested in spine surgery procedures. Dr. Griffith takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Uday Patel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Prince Frederick, MD, Solomons, MD, and Dunkirk, MD. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Tufts Medical Center. 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 practices 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.

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