The Joint Replacement Center, 
UM Shore Medical Center at Easton

Your Pathway to Hip, Knee & Shoulder Wellness

UM Shore Regional Health's Joint Replacement Center takes the worry out of surgery and replaces it with confidence. Located on the fourth floor at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, the Center makes hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery as easy and comfortable as possible and provides a pleasant setting for patients to get back on their feet - quickly - often within days of surgery.

Many of our orthopedic surgeons are part of the University of Maryland Joint Network, a group of surgeons known for their advanced expertise in total hip and knee replacement. This experience and expertise results in lower infection rates and better outcomes overall.

Why You Should Consider Joint Replacement

As our population ages and an active lifestyle becomes more and more important for prevention of illness and injury, joint replacement surgery has become more popular. Almost everyone who acquires a new hip, knee or shoulder is thrilled with how quickly they can put their lives back in motion and regain the ability to perform their favorite activities - whether it's golf, gardening, cycling or walking.

The Joint Replacement Center recently received two quality designations, one as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and the second as a UnitedHealth Premium® Specialty Center for Total Joint Replacement.

The Joint Replacement Center, which opened in 1997, performs more than 400 hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgeries a year. Orthopedic surgeon Myron Szczukowski, MD, is medical director of the center. He and his partner Richard Mason, MD, are the primary surgeons affiliated with this UM Shore Regional Health affiliate.

According to Laura Hanlon, RN, Coordinator for the Joint Replacement Center, "These designations reflect the high quality standards that have been in place at our Joint Replacement Center from its inception. The Center has been consistently recognized for having the highest inpatient satisfaction scores at UM Shore Regional Health."

Education & Wellness

The staff of the Joint Replacement Center concentrates on education and wellness. Unlike other hospital units where patients come because they are ill, people come to the Joint Replacement Center to recover from surgery that restores their ability to function at home, at work and out in the community.

The Joint Replacement Center team members help patients gain a clear understanding of their road to recovery and mobility following joint replacement surgery. Through the preoperative classes, patients learn about the surgical placement of the prosthetic; anesthesia and pain control; therapy and exercises; and planning for recovery at home.

To learn more about UM Shore Regional Health's Joint Replacement Center, call 410-822-1000 or 410-476-3771, extension 5406.