Dr_Neyfeh_Nurse_Xray ConsultationPictured above: Tariq A. Nayfeh, MD, PhD, director of The Joint Replacement Center.

More people visit doctors for musculoskeletal problems than for any other reason. Musculoskeletal conditions include arthritis and osteoporosis as well as injuries to the bones, muscles, tendons or ligaments. However, getting accurate diagnoses and effective care for these conditions can be as frustrating as living with the pain.

Our team of physicians and rehabilitation experts offers advanced diagnostic tests, minimally invasive treatments—including outpatient joint replacement surgery, pain control, long-term rehabilitation and support through the entire process, from evaluation through surgery, if necessary.

Nationally recognized for excellence in orthopaedics, we’ve earned advanced certification from The Joint Commission in hip and knee surgery; and our specialists are fellowship-trained in orthopaedic traumatology, athletic medicine, and adult reconstruction. 

ACL Surgery 

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) can be torn if the knee is pulled or twisted in an unnatural way. Injuries to the ACL are especially common in sports where side-to-side or pivoting movement of the knee is required; soccer, basketball, skiing, and football are frequent culprits.

Learn more about ACL surgery

Meniscus Surgery

The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that serves as a shock absorber at the knees. The meniscus helps lubricate the joint, distributes body weight across the joint, and aids in the stability of the joint. Meniscal tears are typically caused by twisting or hyperflexing the joint. These tears can also occur due to degeneration associated with aging of the meniscus itself. 

Learn more about meniscus surgery

Hip Replacement

The goal of hip replacement surgery is to help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. In a total hip replacement surgery, the painful parts of the damaged hip are replaced with artificial hip parts called a prosthesis, a device that substitutes or supplements a joint. The prosthesis consists of three components: a socket, ball, and stem. The outer shell of the socket is usually made of metal and the inner shell consists of plastic, or the entire socket may be plastic. When the metal ball is joined with the socket, the new hip allows for smooth, nearly frictionless movement.

Learn more about hip replacement, hip rehabilitation, and hip revision 

Knee Replacement

In a total knee replacement, damaged tissue is removed and the knee joint is resurfaced using artificial materials. The surgery is an option for patients who suffer from advanced arthritis of the knee or joint problems that limit basic activities and have not responded to other treatment.

Learn more about knee replacement and knee revision

 

 

Location Information

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopaedic specialist, please call  855-546-1138.

Joint-Commission

MedStar Harbor Hospital
Center for Joint Replacement
2900 South Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225
Drs. Nayfeh and Simmons

Ellicott City
9501 Old Annapolis Road
Dorsey Hall Medical Center
Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Dr. Nayfeh
410-772-2000

Old Padonia Office 
110 Old Padonia Road
1st Floor
Cockeysville, MD 21030 
Dr. Simmons
410-350-8336
 
Waugh Chapel 
2410 Evergreen Road
Founders Building
Gambrills, MD 21054 
Dr. Nayfeh
410-451-8140

Wilkens Avenue
MedStar Physician Partners
4660 Wilkens Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229
Dr. Simmons 
410-737-8418