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Dr. James Christiaan Dreese, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. James Dreese is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Baltimore, MD, Lutherville Timonium, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Dreese's areas of expertise include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dreese is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Daniel Sedgley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Matthew Sedgley is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Ellicott City, MD and Westminster, MD. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, back pain, and knee injury. Dr. Sedgley is rated highly by his patients. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sedgley is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anand Murugan Murthi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Kernan Drive; Suite 1154
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Anand Murthi is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include frozen shoulder, rotator cuff surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. Dr. Murthi is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Murthi attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Murthi a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), adhesive capsulitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Revision ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Andrew Stein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Jason Stein practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder problems and elbow problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Robert Means Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Kenneth Means specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Union Memorial Hospital's residency program. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Means is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Golden Apple Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Means's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Robert McKinstry is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. McKinstry's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and joint pain. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Union Memorial Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McKinstry is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, joint infection

All Interests: Joint Pain, Hip Revision, Joint Infection, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Lindsay Jones, who practices in Lutherville Timonium, MD, Ellicott City, MD, and Sparks Glencoe, MD, is a medical specialist in pediatric sports medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include sports health, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal problems. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.
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