Services

Orthopaedic Services

General Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics encompasses a wide spectrum of care, from treating fractures (broken bones) and dislocations of the extremities, the non-surgical treatment of arthritis with injections of Synvisc, Hyalgan, Euflexxa to total joint replacement for arthritis of the joints. We also treat sprains and strains of muscles and ligaments. Orthopaedic surgery also includes the management of masses (growths) on the extremities.

 

Patient Visits

A testament to our practice is the percent of patients who return to us for help with new problems.

Chart with Total Patients seen - 8514     Surgical Statistics in 2009 (Total 380)

 

Total joint surgery through minimally invasive incisions

When an arthritic hip, knee or shoulder has reached a degree where the pain can no longer be managed by non-surgical means the patient may be a candidate for an artificial joint.

Hip ReplacementIn the last several years a lot of attention has been given to MINI INCISION Total Joint Replacement Surgery. Through modified instrumentation the procedures can now be done through an incision that is about 3-4 inches long. That is substantially smaller than the traditional incision of about 12-14 inches. This surgery is performed with less bleeding and less tissue damage, leaves a more cosmetic scar and according to some sources results in faster rehabilitation. Dr Azer has been performing Total Joint Replacement through a mini incision for approximately ten years.
We have designed instrumentation specifically for MINI INCISION SURGERY. The instrumentation is currently marketed for use by other orthopaedic surgeons.

 

Sports Medicine

Skeleton X-Ray with hip and knee highlightedArthroscopic surgery has revolutionized sports medicine. Through the minimally invasive approach provided by arthroscopic surgery we are now able to return athletes to their sports much sooner. Arthroscopic surgery is performed on many injuries and practically all the joints in the body.

We also treat problems specific to the various extremities and joints. Some examples include but are not limited to:

 

 

 

Shoulder

  • Instability
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Bursitis of the shoulder A/C
  • joint problems

Hip

  • Various diseases of the hip

Elbow

  • Instability
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow

Knee

  • Torn meniscus (cartilage)
  • Cartilage transplant
  • ACL & PCL reconstruction
  • Malalignment problems

Wrist and hand

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve impingement syndromes (pinched nerves)
  • Trigger fingers
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Tendon and nerve injuries

Ankle

  • Achilles tendon problems
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Foot

  • Acquired adult flat foot
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Diabetic feet
  • Corns & calluses

 


Podiatry Services

Photo of a reflection of a footPodiatric services include the care of diabetic feet, corns, calluses, ingrown toe nails, and fungal infections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radiology Services

A woman looking at CT scansFor our patient’s convenience we provide in-office x-ray services. Should a patient require a specialized study such as a CT scan or an ultrasound examination we utilize Fort Washington Medical Center. The facilities are conveniently located across the hall from our offices.

 

 

 

Physical Therapy

The physical therapy department recognizes that a patient’s recovery from an injury or surgery is incomplete without a well structured rehabilitation plan.

Doctor helping man with physical therapyThe therapy is staffed by licensed physical therapists who report on your progress on a regular basis. Our experienced and dedicate physical therapy staff are well trained to assist each patient in achieving maximum functional recovery. Through a “hands on” approach our therapists serve the orthopaedic, work, and athletic needs of our patients.

Each patient is provided with a treatment plan that is designed to achieve the goals of treatment and assist each patient in achieving maximum functional capacity.

Our physical therapy office is conveniently located less than two miles from our office at:


10905 Livingston Road
Suite 301
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Phone: 301-292-7034

 

Outpatient Surgery Center

Doctors in scrubsWe perform surgery in a newly developed outpatient surgery center that is equipped with new state-of-the-art equipment. The center, located in Clinton, Maryland provides full anaesthesia services and is best suited for arthroscopic procedures and orthopaedic procedures that do not require over-night stay.

 

Inpatient Services

For our patients who require hospitalization we admit patients to two local hospitals:

Fort Washington Medical Center
11711 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
301-292-7000
Southern Maryland Hospital Center
7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, MD 20735
301-868-8000

 

 

 
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