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Physicians of the Greater Metropolitan Orthopaedic Institute have joined MedStar Georgetown Orthopaedic Institute

We are pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2014 the physicians of the Greater Metropolitan Orthopaedic Institute have joined MedStar Georgetown Orthopaedic Institute, which provides exceptional orthopaedic care across the Greater Washington region. In addition, our therapy practices have become part of the MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH), one of the top rehabilitation providers in the country with more than 40 locations in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. Together, we are committed to providing you with exceptional, personalized care.

Joint Replacement Surgery in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia

Joint Replacement

 

 




When disease processes affect joints irreversibly, patients
are left with significant disability due to pain and limitations
of motion. Even activities of daily living, such as rising from
a chair, dressing, or using a comb or brush are nearly
impossible to perform. These conditions are usually
managed without surgery. But occasionally the damage
to the joint is so severe that the only alternative is a
complete replacement of the diseased joint.


Among the more common diseases that destroy joints are:

  • Osteoarthritis and Arthritis following an injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteoporosis

 

These and many other conditions attack all joints of the body.
The most commonly affected are the hips, knees, shoulders,
hands, and spine. Greater Metropolitan Orthopaedics performs
hundreds of joint replacement procedures each year. We have
adopted the most advanced replacement techniques, including
minimal-incision and computer-assisted techniques, to help relieve
your pain and assist you toward a more active life.


Advances in Total Joint Replacement

We have adopted the most advanced replacement techniques, including minimal-incision and computer-assisted techniques, to help relieve your pain and assist you toward a more active life.

A growing trend in North America and Europe has been to perform traditional total knee and hip replacements through a small incision. Using a minimally invasive technique, patients have less post-operative pain, require less medication, recover much faster, and have an overall better outcome. Our surgeons perform minimal incision surgery for hip and knee replacements.

One of the most important factors in determining the lifespan of the replacement is the alignment of the replacement parts. Up until now this was accomplished manually by the surgeon. Recent technological advances allow surgeons to align the replacement parts quicker and more accurately. We are excited about this new advancement and are certain that it will prove beneficial to our patients.

Our physicians are working closely with Plus Orthopedics and Southern Maryland Hospital to offer this service to the surrounding community. This system is called the Galileo System and will be one of only four used in the country.

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