Diagnosis, Treatment and Surgery - Orthopedics
There are so many ways you enjoy spending time. There's no reason to let joint, back and muscle pain get in your way. The specialists at The Orthopaedic Institute at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) have the expertise and understanding not only to treat your problem, but also to help you get back to spending your days and nights doing what you love.
Our physicians and staff of specialists offer treatments that are at the forefront of the field. They can address the full range of bone, muscle, and joint problems, customizing each patient's treatment plan. Our goal is to give you back your freedom – to go where you want and do what you want, not just make it through the day.
UM SJMC offers the treatment options and expertise you'd find at a much larger institution combined with personal attention and a staff that is dedicated to the care and comfort of each patient.
The best treatment begins with careful diagnosis. MRI, CT scans, ultrasound exams, X-rays, and other technologies are used to diagnose your orthopedic problem.
Our orthopedic physicians and nurses, anesthesiologists, physician's assistants and OR technicians perform the following procedures:
- Joint replacements
- Spine treatment
- Back surgery
- Upper and lower extremity surgery
- Treatment for arthritic joints
The nursing staff, physical and occupational therapists, technicians, and other specialists understand the needs of orthopedic patients and are committed to providing patients with support, education and comfortable, quality care. Patient rooms feature comfortable window sofas where a family member may relax or sleep.
To ensure continuity of care, a rehabilitation facility is located right on the unit.
Thanks to advances in minimally invasive surgery and technology, our surgeons perform a wide range of orthopedic procedures on an outpatient basis, including arthroscopic knee repair, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and arthroscopy of the shoulder and rotator cuff. This means that you can recover comfortably at home.
Joint Replacement Surgery
Our specialists match the hip, knee or shoulder replacement to suit each patient’s needs. Age, activity level, and other factors are considered for a customized fit. Learn more about joint replacement.