We found 5 orthopedic surgeons near Dunkirk, MD.
Dr. Richard Cirillo specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Cirillo graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery
Dr. Harlan Taliaferro is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Taliaferro graduated from Meharry Medical College and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is professionally affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)
Dr. Paul Griffith practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Griffith focuses on spine surgery procedures. He is in-network for 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. Dr. Griffith is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.
Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures
Dr. Uday Patel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school.
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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.