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The Joint Replacement Center

Oct 17, 2014 03:59PM ● By Cate Reynolds
The Joint Replacement Center
at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Joint replacement is an option for individuals who experience prolonged pain (more than 6 months) that does not improve with conservative non-surgical means, and affects normal movement and day-to-day life. This is a personal decision made by consulting your primary care physician and orthopaedic surgeon. While making the decision to have joint replacement surgery is never an easy one, you can be certain that the Joint Replacement Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center has the expertise, technology, and dedicated staff necessary for a successful outcome.

In 1975, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center was the site of Anne Arundel County’s first joint replacement surgery. Since then, our orthopaedists have performed more than 5,000 joint replacements and continue to achieve excellence through the latest technologies and successful surgical outcomes. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has designated our Joint Replacement Center a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement which is given to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality care.

We offer a full range of partial and total replacement procedures for the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle joints. Minimally invasive surgical techniques are offered, while the latest replacement technologies improve the strength of newly replaced joints. The center provides comprehensive, team-focused care to patients before, during and long after joint replacement surgery, and works to make every patient feel as though they are our only patient.

In addition to our skilled orthopaedic surgeons, the center’s care team includes a dedicated nurse practitioner who guides patients through every aspect of treatment and care, physical therapists and case managers. Personal outcomes are reviewed by the orthopaedic surgeon and joint replacement care team, and prescribed treatments are modified as needed and followed-up with intensive post-surgical care to help ensure the fastest recovery possible.

Learn more about our physicians below:

Dr. Hal Crane
Dr. Hal Crane is an orthopaedic surgeon, chair of orthopaedic surgery, and director of UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Center. To reach Dr. Crane, please call 410-553-8170.






Dr. Amir Moinfar
Dr. Amir Moinfar is an orthopaedic surgeon at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Center. To reach Dr. Moinfar, please call 410-691-3571.






Dr. John Barry
Dr. John Barry is an orthopaedic and spine surgeon at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Center. To reach Dr. Barry, please call 410-553-8170.


 




301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, MD
410-553-8282 | mybwmc.org

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Q. I have severe and painful arthritis in my knees. Can knee replacement surgery provide relief?

A. Knee replacement surgery can provide relief, decrease pain and improve quality of life in many patients. The decision to have knee replacement surgery is an important one and you should discuss it with your orthopedic surgeon. More conservative treatments, particularly if you are suffering from arthritis, include medicines, therapy, and injections. However, if despite good conservative care, your quality of life is starting to deteriorate because of pain and lack of mobility, knee replacement surgery may be what you need to regain the activities that arthritis has taken from you.

Hal Crane, MD, Director, Joint Replacement Center,UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center