Innovative orthopedic and sports medicine care that will keep you moving

From diagnosis, treatment, and a return to activities, our specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute support patients every step of the way. We are dedicated to treating injuries and conditions from the simple to the complex in patients ranging from professional athletes to people of all ages.

Whether you are interested in the latest technology that we’ve developed or simply appreciate the efficiency of our practice environment, the care you receive from us is personalized to you.

A tradition of excellence

Our team-based care starts with exceptional subspecialty trained physicians–most of whom are fellowship-trained experts. To treat a wide variety of injuries and conditions, they collaborate with medical professionals in other disciplines, including physiatrists and pain management specialists, as well as physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and certified athletic trainers (ATCs).

Our expertise extends to the full suite of related services, including imaging, physical therapy, patient education, and orthotics. Many of these services are conveniently available under one roof at most of our locations.

More access to care

If you’re looking for highly skilled orthopedic care near you, turn to us. Our teams are easily accessible throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Whether at specialized locations like the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore or the elite sports medicine training facility at Lafayette Center in D.C., MedStar Orthopaedic Institute has the expertise you need close to where you live or work. You can make an appointment at any of our 34+ locations or schedule a video visit for care from the comfort of your own home.

High volume

Each year, we usually perform more than 28,800 surgeries. The scientific research literature has shown that there is a relationship between a greater number of surgeries and improved patient outcomes. Seeing a surgeon who has performed so many orthopedic procedures during his or her career means you are in the best possible hands.

Research and education

Finally, we have a comprehensive orthopedic health research division whose purpose is to enhance patient outcomes by performing innovative research. Investigators within this program are nationally known.

MedStar Health researchers have conducted studies in conjunction with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the U.S. national lacrosse program, among other sports teams. Our providers are making use of innovative surgical techniques, prostheses and devices, including novel 3D printing technology.

And because medical education is one of our core values, we are dedicated to teaching the next generation of orthopedists through our medical school affiliation and world-class fellowship programs.

Proud to be the official medical team of the pros

Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Orioles
Washington Capitals
Washington Wizards
Washington Mystics

Our providers

Our doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions—from the simple to complex.

Our locations

Convenient locations where you live and work.

Patient resources

These interactive learning tools contain important information you will need to know in preparation for hip, knee, or shoulder replacement, spine surgery, or foot and ankle surgery.

Please note this information is subject to change as a result of COVID-19.

Click on the link below for information specific to your surgery:


  • Hip and Knee Replacement Class

    This online pre-operative class is designed for patients preparing to undergo total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, or total hip replacement at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

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  • Occupational Therapy Tips & Tricks

    For outpatient hip or knee replacement patients, this online class will teach you how to prepare your home before your surgery and safely move around afterwards.

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  • Shoulder Surgery at MedStar Health

    This online pre-operative class is designed for patients preparing to have shoulder surgery at MedStar Health – Timonium’s outpatient surgery center.

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  • Timonium Shoulder Surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

    This online pre-operative class is designed for patients preparing to have shoulder surgery at MedStar Health – Timonium’s outpatient surgery center.

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  • Spine Surgery Pre-Operative Class

    This online pre-operative class is designed for patients preparing to have spine surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

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  • Therapy Techniques for Spine Surgery

    This online class will teach you how to properly move around after your spine surgery, so that you can safely complete everyday activities.

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  • Foot and Ankle Surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

    This online pre-operative class is designed for patients preparing to undergo foot or ankle surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

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  • Foot and Ankle Surgery at MedStar Health - Timonium

    This online pre-operative class is designed for patients preparing to undergo foot or ankle surgery at MedStar Health – Timonium’s outpatient surgery center.

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  • Using a Walker after Foot or Ankle Surgery

    This online class will review how to safely move around using a rolling walker after foot or ankle surgery.

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  • Using a Knee Scooter after Foot or Ankle Surgery

    This online class will review how to safely move around using a knee scooter after foot or ankle surgery.

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  • Using Crutches after Foot or Ankle Surgery

    This online class will review how to safely move around using crutches after foot or ankle surgery.

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  • Guide to Foot & Ankle Surgery and Recovery

    Please click here to view a PDF resource on a guide to foot & ankle surgery and recovery.

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Research and education

research and innovations

Research and innovations

Technology in orthopedics is rapidly changing and the clinical practice of orthopedic surgery has advanced due to these innovations. Our research efforts focus on areas of degenerative, deformity, traumatic, and congenital pathologies of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, investigators within this program have conducted collaborative research in conjunction with major sports teams such as the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

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