Getting back on your feet can include jogging in water using the Aquaciser treadmill, an example of the high-tech equipment available to patients through University of Maryland Medicine.
The specialists at University of Maryland Orthopaedics are uniquely qualified to treat acute and chronic injuries as well as the broader range of medical conditions that occur in active people. We care for a variety of activity-related problems from head to toe, with special emphasis on the shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, hip, knee, foot and ankle.
The goal at University of Maryland Orthopaedics is to get patients back in action as quickly as possible. We generally see patients within 24-48 hours of their first call to us. We work to prescribe treatments that allow patients to remain strong and active throughout their recovery.
Through our primary care component, University of Maryland Orthopaedics offers a full range of services including evaluation of medical conditions such as sport-related concussions and exercise-induced asthma as well as pre-participation evaluations for school-age, college and recreational athletes.
The orthopaedic surgeons at University of Maryland Medicine treat patients of all ages for a variety of sports-related orthopaedic injuries, including problems with muscle, tendon, ligament and bone in the arms and the legs. Their areas of specialties include knees, shoulders and ligament repair and reconstruction.
The surgeons work closely with the therapists of Kernan Hospital, a national leader in orthopaedics and rehabilitation, to develop appropriate regimens that help athletes and others restore the injured parts of the body to good working order. When surgery is required, our surgeons prefer minimally-invasive procedures to lessen time away from activity. Most of University of Maryland Orthopaedics' surgical care is provided at Kernan Hospital.
For over 40 years the physical therapy program at Kernan Hospital has provided rehabilitation services for athletes on college and high-school teams as well as Baltimore-area professional teams, including the Colts, the Bullets, the Skipjacks and the Blast. Now, as part of University of Maryland Medical System, they are providing this outstanding therapeutic care to everyone who participates in sports activities at any level.
The philosophy of the rehabilitation program at University of Maryland Orthopaedics is to get athletes back to their sport as quickly as possible. The therapists and trainers work around their patients' difficulties, keeping them in training even when they are injured; athletes return to action in good overall condition.
Therapy and rehabilitation services are available at two locations: Kernan Hospital and Kernan Physical Therapy and Spine Center. These locations are open six days a week with hours convenient for working people.
Each rehabilitation site offers advanced exercise equipment including treadmills, steppers, Nautilus equipment, Kaiser equipment and specialized testing equipment as well as ongoing strengthening and conditioning programs to prevent re-injury.