Bruce Knolmayer, MD| Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health
Bruce Knolmayer

Bruce Knolmayer, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (1503 reviews)

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

301-774-8959

About me

Dr. Knolmayer is the Chief of Orthopaedics at our MedStar Montgomery Medical Center location. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement and sports medicine, but also performs other general orthopaedic surgeries. He attended Cornell University as an undergraduate, graduating with distinction, and attended Georgetown University Medical School, graduating cum laude. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Georgetown Hospital in 1997.

Dr. Knolmayer started in private practice in 1997 and joined Medstar Georgetown Orthopaedics in February 2011. He has participated on numerous committees at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and has also served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery in the past. Dr. Knolmayer has also served the community as team doctor for Watkins Mill High School football team from 1997-2010.  He also has been voted a Top Doc in the Washingtonian and Bethesda magazines.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Knee Fracture
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Sports Related Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Arms
  • Abnormalities Of The Hips
  • Abnormalities Of The Legs
  • Accessory Navicular
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis Of The Shoulder
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Arm
  • Bankart Lesions
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Calf Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Elbow
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Foot
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hand
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Shoulder
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Spine
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Symphysis
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Mass
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Osteoarthritis
  • Foot Pain
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hand Osteoarthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Hip Abductor Tear
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Joint Infection
  • Joint Sprain
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged 60 And Older
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Mass
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Lower Extremity
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Upper Extremity
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Meniscal Tear, Age Greater Than 50
  • Meniscal Tear, Age Less Than 50
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Radius
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Ulna
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Foot And Ankle
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Lower Extremities
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Upper Extremities
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Ankle
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Hip
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Knee
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Paratenonitis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvis Osteoarthritis
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Hip
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Knee
  • Proximal Ulnar Fracture
  • Quadriceps Injury
  • Radial Fracture
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Spine Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fracture Of The Radius
  • Stress Fractures
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Synovitis
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Toe Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Subluxation
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Fracture
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Procedures I perform

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Repair
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Bone Reset
  • Bone Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
  • Closed Reduction And Manipulation
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Hip Joint Injection
  • Hip Preservation
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Joint Revision
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Surgery
  • Meniscal Surgery
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Non Surgical Management Of Osteoarthritis
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Clavicle
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Proximal Humerus
  • Percutaneous Pinning
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Hip Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Surgery
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Practice locations

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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 325
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8958

Fax 410-354-2985

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center GME (1997)

Residency: Georgetown University Hospital (1993)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Dentistry (1991)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    5.0
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    5.0
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    5.0
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    5.0
  • Apr 25, 2024

    Dr was very thorough and took time to listen to my questions

  • Apr 25, 2024

    Dr Knolmayer has always been great. I have recommended him to many colleagues over the years. Exceptional!!!

  • Apr 25, 2024

    I always receive excellent care from Dr Knolmayer. He's very professional and listens to my questions. He reassures me every time. Best care possible.