Are you living in pain? Joint pain affects millions of people every day...but when it affects your ability to enjoy the little things in life, it’s time to do something about it. When nothing else seems to help, it may be time to consider joint replacement.
OrthoMaryland is here for you! Recognized for their expertise in the latest joint replacement techniques, our fellowship-trained joint replacement specialists are here to help you make an educated decision on what’s best for YOU.
Experience and Expertise
Worldwide, joint replacement materials and surgical techniques are evolving as orthopaedic specialists work with engineers and scientists to explore new technologies. OrthoMaryland is proud to have a team of specialists who have been involved in the growth of these procedures.
The development of innovative techniques for minimally invasive joint replacement has been a historic area of focus among the OrthoMaryland team. Our surgeons are committed to superior outcomes and continue to measure, study, and report their findings to the medical community.
Our Joint Replacement Team
Barry Waldman, M.D.
Barry Waldman, M.D. specializes in minimally invasive joint replacement and arthritis surgery. He has contributed significantly to the advancement of minimally invasive hip and knee replacements and has developed custom joint replacement systems which are being used in several countries.
David Buchalter, M.D.
David Buchalter, M.D. specializes in arthroscopic and minimally-invasive reconstructions of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Sub-specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Buchalter takes particular pride in getting his patients back to their full, active lifestyles quickly and safely.
He is trained specifically in the latest techniques for total and partial joint replacement including a unique reverse shoulder replacement. Reverse shoulder replacement is especially useful in cases involving extensive damage within the joint, particularly to the rotator cuff, which can leave the joint susceptible to pain and immobility following traditional shoulder replacement. Click here to learn more about Reverse Shoulder Replacement>>
Dr. Buchalter has published articles in several medical journals including the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Arthroscopy Association of North America’s journal of surgical tips, Technical Pearls.
Peter Jay, M.D.
Peter Jay, M.D. specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgeries. He utilizes several leading-edge methods to help patients regain their quality of life with minimal recovery time.
Dr. Jay has worked on muscle sparing surgeries to achieve the fastest recoveries following total and partial joint replacements. He has also been asked to sit on multiple committees focused on improving surgical efficiencies and outcomes.
Yonah Heller, M.D.
Yonah Heller, M.D. specializes in joint preservation, replacement, and reconstruction of the hip and knee. He utilizes minimally-invasive techniques to restore strength and mobility to joints and has special training in procedures such as computer-assisted surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, and the direct anterior approach to hip replacement.
Dr. Heller has been involved in multiple studies involving the future of total knee replacement which have been published in medical journals including the Journal of Engineering in Medicine and the Journal of Arthroplasty.
Outpatient Joint Replacement
Historically, total joint replacement, or total joint arthroplasty (TJA), involved a lengthy hospital stay; however, over the years, advancements in surgical technique and perioperative care have significantly reduced inpatient recovery times.
Now, through further advancements, OrthoMaryland is able to offer total joint replacements on an outpatient basis with patients returning home within a few hours following surgery. Together with Greenspring Surgery Center, our joint replacement specialists have been successfully performing outpatient joint replacements for more than three years with excellent results and excellent patient satisfaction.
While outpatient joint replacement requires dedication and self-discipline, it has proven to be a safe and effective option for healthier patients who are ambitious about a faster recovery.
Are you ready to take an active part in your recovery? Click here to learn more about our Outpatient Joint Replacement Program>>
Is Joint Replacement for You?
Following joint replacement surgery, most patients—including those with arthritis—experience relief from pain and disability.
The decision to undergo joint replacement surgery should not be taken lightly and should only be considered when more conservative treatments have been unsuccessful. It’s important to discuss all aspects of this procedure with your family, your primary physician, and your orthopedic surgeon.
Call 410-377-8900 to learn how our orthopedic surgeons can help you and your family!