Afamefuna Maxwell Nduaguba, MD| Hip And Knee Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health

Afamefuna Maxwell Nduaguba, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.5 out of 5 (229 reviews)

Specialities: Hip And Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Nduaguba is a fellowship-trained, board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in total hip and total and partial knee replacement. His areas of special interest and expertise include:

  • Complex hip and knee replacement revisions
  • Hip and knee trauma
  • Complex hip dysplasia
  • Post-trauma osteoarthritis
  • Congenital hip deformities
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Developmental hip dysplasia
  • Orthopaedic infection control

Dr. Nduaguba has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of AAOS Global, Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and has written a number of book chapters. He has also presented his research at conferences.
 
Dr. Nduaguba works to build a trust-based partnership with each patient and focuses on providing care for the whole person. He helps his patients understand all treatment options and educates them about how choosing joint replacement before pain and disability have a significant impact on the patient can improve quality of life. 
 
When he’s not working, Dr. Nduaguba enjoys spending time with family, cooking, music, and playing tennis and soccer.
 
Credentials

  • Fellowship: New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital/Insall Scott Kelly Institute, Adult Reconstructive Fellow, 2021
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Health System, New Haven, CT, 2020
  • Medical degree: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MD, 2015

Clinical areas of focus

  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Loosening Of A Total Hip Replacement
  • Loosening Of A Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Knee Revision
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Arthrofibrosis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Instability After A Total Knee Replacement
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged 60 And Older
  • Loosening Of A Total Hip Replacement
  • Loosening Of A Total Knee Replacement
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Knee
  • Pain After A Total Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Periprosthetic Femur Fracture
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Hip
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Knee
  • Recurrent Dislocation Of A Total Hip Replacement
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Stiffness After A Total Knee Replacement
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Procedures I perform

  • 2 Stage Revision Of Hip Replacement
  • 2 Stage Revision Of Knee Replacement
  • Arthrodesis Of The Knee
  • Computer Assisted Hip Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Hip Joint Debridement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Fusion
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patient Specific Instrumentation
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Reconstruction Of Hip
  • Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Removal Of Hip Prosthesis
  • Removal Of Knee Prosthesis
  • Retrograde Drilling Avascular Necrosis
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Knee Revision
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Practice locations

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-1000
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12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD, 20721

301-430-2700

Fax 301-430-2750

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB Ste 5000
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6000

Fax 202-877-6602

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Fax 202-877-6602

Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Fellowship Program: New York University Langone Medical Center (2021)

Residency Program: Yale New Haven Hospital (2020)

Medical School: Harvard Medical School (2015)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.6
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.6
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.5
  • Provider showed respect

    4.5
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.6
  • Sep 28, 2022

    The doctor was very knowledgeable

  • Sep 19, 2022

    I a good and appropriate treatment I needed and I appreciate my care.

  • Sep 19, 2022

    Didn't take time to listen and seemed pre occupied. Came in, spoke a little a left. Didn't explain about referral which was left partially blank