With 38 extensively trained, board-certified surgeons and specialists serving Baltimore County and Harford County Maryland, Towson Orthopaedic Associates is committed to excellence at every step. We treat a comprehensive range of orthopaedic concerns, from disorders and diseases to overuse injuries and acute traumas, utilizing the most advanced techniques and technology available.
Our commitment to personalized attention is the foundation of our patient-centered philosophy. We strive to help you achieve long-term health and mobility through customized, leading-edge treatment and procedures.
We also have an extensive knowledge base designed to keep you informed through our Joint Preservation Center.
Dr Mulliken performed total hip replacement surgery on me which has relieved me of years… of pain. His manner is professional and compassionate, and his post surgery follow-up is timely and thorough. Read more “Thank you, Dr Mulliken”
Hi Doc: The hands are great and no problems here. Thank you for the surgery… as they feel much better!! See you soon Read more “No Problems Here”
PATIENT: “Captain Ken W.
Sung to the tune of The Beverly Hillbilly’s: Come and… listen to a story and it won’t be dumb, It’s about Dr. Wolock and my trigger finger thumb, Dr. said “Hey Ken, you’ll have surgery at Three, But I got there early and they were nice as they could be. Well the first thing you know, there were forms to be filled out I knew of Dr. Wolock so I really had no doubt, I was taken back to pre-op just as speedy as can be, and that is when his staff began to dote and care for me. Well, Dr. Wolock stopped by to address any concern, He answered all my questions, always nice & never stern, He said “HEY KEN” , It’s your turn in O.R.1, And before I knew it, my surgery was done. The Post Op team with compassion & with care , Saw to my every need, every moment I was there, They escorted me out, true professionals to the end, I know I was a patient but I felt more like a friend. Well now it’s time to rest up, no need to moan and groan, the phone rang several times , The Doctor checked on me at home, Such a high level of care, for an average guy like me, I bet you’ll get the same great care, you heard it straight from me… Ken that is….healing fast, Great Care! For those who are of a more serious nature: Outstanding in every aspect. Talk about professional…these folks rolled out the red carpet service treatment for me and I could not be more satisfied with my care!!! Read more “Outstanding in Every Aspect!”
Richard and I wish to Thank ALL of you! for taking care of me on… November 2nd for my shoulder surgery! I do not know what you did but from Nov. 2nd to today I have had absolutely NO PAIN! No Discomfort. If you created a No Pain Pill, please market that! Never have I ever been through surgery without some discomfort. Enjoy this goodie and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. All Our Very Best Blessings Read more “NO PAIN!”
Had both knees replaced one week apart on 2015 and had fantastic success(2018 now)Was 44… years old with knees of a 90+ year old can’t say enough good things about my experience. I do not wish it on anyone but if you have to have knees replacement he was the right surgeon for the job! Read more “Can’t Say Enough Good Things”
Dear Dr. Wolock: Just over 3 years ago I fell and broke my right radius.… You performed an operation on December 20, and just for fun I chose a pink cast knowing it wouldn’t be on for long. Shortly thereafter you told me I also had a torn right rotator cuff. You repaired the rotator cuff in January, and told me that the injury was quite severe. I think of you almost every time I life one of my grandchildren over my head. I think of you often as I am doing home repairs, or working on my old American Flyer trains. I am profoundly thankful for your skills as a surgeon, and for your kind and compassionate treatment when I was your patient. I am sitting here now looking at the x-rays of big metal plate and screws you used to put my broken mess of an arm back together again. I marvel that I am able to throw a baseball, and go about my life as if my fall had never happened. So once again, my profound thanks for your help, and best wishes to you and your family this holiday season. Read more “My Profound Thanks”
Pull McAfee operated on me nearly 20 years ago. TO this it still like a… miracle. I SUFFERED with so much pain till I was referred to him. I would recommend him to anyone . An thank you again. Read more “Like A Miracle!”
Being in the medical as my profession also I must tell you that my experience… at Towson orthopedic Associates was outstanding also I’ve never had surgery and Maryland before and I highly recommend St. Joseph’s Hospital the care I received was just wonderful the nurses and the doctors This was a very great experience for me and I highlyRecommend Towson orthopedics St. Joseph’s Hospital and most of all Dr. [Mulliken] my surgeon was excellent Read more “Highly Recommend!”
Hi Dr. (Brodie): Wishing you all the joy and happiness that Christmas brings! Merry Christmas.… Happy New Year. Hope you are doing well, and there is lots of knee business! I am A-ok, and never cease to be amazed at the new life I enjoy, each day, with my knees, thanks to you. Read more “Amazed at the New Life I Enjoy!”
On [date] around noon time, I suffered a fall that resulted in my fracturing both… my shoulder and hip. My wife drove me to St. Joseph’s emergency room. I was seen immediately by staff and was operated on by Dr. Elizabeth Langhammer. Dr. Langhammer turned out to be a wonder in terms of professionalism, caring and support. The followup sessions with the support staff was very much consistent with professionalism and competency I experienced at St. Joe’s. I later discovered that Dr. Langhammer’s specialty was hand, wrist and elbow. But, all signs indicted that the surgery was a total success on the hip (the shoulder’s break did not require an operation. Read more “Excellence in every aspect of service”
He’s given me two shots in my knee in the past year. He’s friendly and… knows what he’s doing. I’ve been to doctors who are horrible at giving shots. Dr. Tredinnick is a magician. Read more “Dr. Tredinnick is a Magician!”
Dear Doctor Wolock: This thank-you is really overdue as I think of you, and bless… you for your skill and good care. Since you replaced my left shoulder I am able to do all my chores/activities pain-free! The quality of my life has improved so much that I am able to swim a few times a week, even re-learning the Australian Crawl and Backstroke which I’d been unable to do for at least three years. I am thus building strength and losing unwanted weight! I wish you many any years of good health and contentment. Read more “Pain-Free!”
Dr. Dabbah, Each stitch of this miniature prayer shawl was especially designed and knitted for… you alone. It is just a small tangible reminder that I and many others, some you don’t even know, deeply appreciate your skill and caring nature. Jehovah has given you an awesome gift of healing and comforting people. Prayers are powerful. They are spoken, written, or thought and instantly are delivered on high. Stay safe during the upcoing tumultuous hurricane(s). We are praying for you. Jehovah be with you. — A grateful patient Read more “Deeply Appreciate Your Skill and Caring Nature”
Dr Bruce Wolock, very patient oriented, he did wrist plate & pin surgery, carpal tunnel,… elbow & arm surgery on friends, I was present on all visitation before & after procedures. A very impressive Dr & individual. Read more “Very Patient Oriented!”
Dr. Detterline, I can never thank you enough for an excellent, skillfull operation on my… knee. Today I walked 2.4 miles around the beach road at my summer place in less than an hour. Very good strides, very little limping. This was a big goal of mine… very pleased. God bless. ~ Don K. Read more “Very Pleased!”
It has been a pleasure to work with you. Thank you very much for your… time and expertise in caring for John with the surgery. We appreciate that you tried to contact Dr. Hou. See you soon in Bel Air. Blessings, — Chris F. Read more “Thank You!”
I had a nagging elbow injury. Dr. Shiu explained all my options articulately and in… layman’s terms. After progressively more treatments with no results, it was agreed that surgery was the way to proceed. Dr. Shiu explained every part of the procedure, as this would be my first surgery. He eased my anxiety and answered all my questions. The surgery and recovery have been great. Dr. Shiu and surgical team were awesome. Thank you. All my visits and surgery occurred at the Ruxton office in Towson. Read more “Dr. Shiu is Exceptional!”
Dear Dr. Marion: You did surgery on my broken right wrist in early October last… year. I would like to thank you for your excellent surgery and after-care. I am completely healed—and have been for a number of weeks. My hand-and-arm strength has returned. May you continue to be blessed in your profession, and continue to bless others with your skills. Read more “My Hand and Arm Strength Has Returned!”
great bedside manners. very easy to talk to and very compassionate
Very good communicator, very friendly and conservative in his approach. Great Dr.
Dr McAfee changed my life. I could not shop, I could not work, and my… right arm hung by my side and was almost useless. The pain was constant. I couldn’t even get comfortable to sleep. I replaced a disc at C7-T1 and I have my life back. I would recommend him to ANYONE from ANYWHERE. Read more “Changed My Life!”
Dr. Jeffrey T. Brodie: Just a note to express my deep appreciation for you going… to bat so I could receive a Roll-A-Bout. Trying on my own didn’t help but your help did. I truly appreciate your help. If all doctors were more like you, all patients would care more about their recovery, and want to get better and well. Thank you again. Read more “Truly Appreciate Your Help!”
In 1997 you accepted my vet clinic x-rays for my fractured ankle – Spiral fracture… into the joint. Surgery, you said, but then you left the room, thought about it and said that since I’d walked on it for 10 days in Costa Rica and the joint was not displaced – no surgery needed. So just about. I have never had any problems with it and laud your care to others. — Christina C. Read more “Thank You For Being a Thinking Surgeon”
Dear Dr. Wolock: Mary Jo Huber, the nurse manager of St. Clare Medical Outreach, and… I were talking recently about how much the patients of St. Clare depend on the generous pro bono service of physicians to meet their health care needs and your name came up as an orthopedic surgeon who has provided some of that care. This letter of thanks to you is overdue, but I hope you will still know that your assistance with St. Clare patients has made a difference in their lives and their ability to have a better quality of life. The mission of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center has had and always will have a particular focus on those in our community… Thank you for being part of what makes this hospital special—we all know it’s the people and you prove the point so well! Very Sincerely, Read more “Better Quality Of Life”
Brian Mulliken helped perform my first knee replacement with Dr. PD Jones who at that… time was retiring so it was luck of the draw and I don’t think I have ever been luckier. Brian has replaced my left knee since that time along with my right knee and my right hip. My right hip was just removed due to metal on metal problem but it was in me for 15 years. Brian has done a wonderful job for me I am just over 6ft and weight 300 lbs. So needless to say my body parts take a beating and I am active in my yard and still have a job 40 hours a week. After Jones I was very leery of anyone else working on me I had a special relationship with Dr. Jones. but over time Dr. Brian Mulliken has done more then prove himself to me his work is outstanding. I wouldn’t be on my two hind legs without him. Read more “Outstanding!”
I found DR Fedder simply by an internet search. I say simply, but my search… was done after walking out of several offices when doctors refused to listen to me, kept trying to push pills…
DR Fedder listened, educated me and prescribed a no nonsense approach to my low back issues. DR Fedder believes in taking proper steps to treat injuries, and looks at pills and surgery as a last line of treatment.
Thanks to his advice, some work on my part, my low back is doing just fine. As such, I will be seeing him again for other spine issues. I know I will be in good hands. Read more “Quality DR with a no nonsense approach”
I thank Dr. Mulliken for all he did with my left total hip replacement.
Dr. Dalury has the rare combination of being an extremely skilled surgeon with a great… bedside manner. He is truly compassionate and gifted physician. Read more “Extremely Skilled Surgeon”
He is an excellent Dr.
Drs Marion, Burgess and Staff, Thank you for your high level of care that I… received during my recent surgery. The teamwork, professionalism and skill were of the highest standard. Continue to keep the bar high. Read more “Teamwork, Professionalism, and Skill of the Highest Standard”
Dr Dalury is the best. He is a straight shooter. He won’t do any unnecessary… procedures and he knows what is best and backs it up with research/facts. Read more “Dr. Dalury is the Best!”
You operated on my fractured (3 pieces) patella (right knee) in 2015. My last visit… with you was May of 2015 but I continued an aggressive home PT program. I thought you would appreciate hearing about my jogging results. Before my injury I would jog 2 miles, 1-2 times a week. Before the surgery you told me I would be able to ride a bike but you could not say whether I would be able to jog. I have worked very hard to get my knee to where it is today. When I jog I have good mobility and pain free. I always stretch after jogging and usually experience a little tightness and minor pain. This condition dissipated very quickly if I walk some. The next morning both knees are fine. I know that without your knowledge and operating skills I would not have been able to achieve these results… Thanks!! Read more “Thank You!”
Dr Detterline came highly recommended (by previous patients and OR staff) for a hip labrum… tear issue. Dr. Detterline is very thorough, knowledgeable, conservative and takes his time to educate his patients on the problem and surgery if needed. He wants his patients to do well and gives everyone the time they may need and deserve in his office. My surgery was very successful. I would highly recommend Dr. Detterline. Read more “Highly Recommend Dr. Detterline!”
I can recommend her for shots in the wrist. Except for the medicine burning, it… didn’t hurt a bit. Which will have me returning if I feel I need another shot. Read more “Recommend”
I saw Dr. Tarantino for the second time in 12 years. I am impressed at… his conservative approach. He makes you feel like you are the only person he’s seeing today, not rushed and takes ample time to explain many nuances that I do not believe I would have been shared by the average provider. I hope it’s at least another 12 years, but if not, I trust him and his judgment implicitly, and will definitely return to him if the need arises. Read more “Impressed!”
Dear Dr. Wolock: It’s with grateful hearts we say “thank you.” What wonderful work you… did on our daughter’s hand. I’m sure you’ll be getting reports on her progress but one thing they won’t way is what a great job you did. These were the words of her treating surgeon “Excellent job.” God bless you in all you do. Read more “Excellent Job”
Dr. Langhammer in the Bellona office was fantastic, caring for my 11-year old’s wrist fracture.… She was caring and empathetic and made sure the diagnosis was correct through follow-up imaging tests. My daughter received the best care for her wrist and arm. Read more “Great Pediatric Physician”
Dr. Hobart is on time for the appointment, she has a gentleness about her and… she is certainly not an alarmist. I highly recommend her. Will return to her for all ortho issues. Read more “Highly Recommend!”
Here’s a photo of me dancing at my 70th birthday celebration!! Thanks for all you… did to make this possible. Sincerely, Read more “Dancing at My 70th Birthday Celebration!”
I have known Dr. David Schroder for 3 years now. He has done knee surgery… on both of my knees but didn’t have both of my knees caps done together at one time
Dr. [Schroder] is the most caring compassionate doctor that I have known. Would highly recommend Dr David Schroder to my family and friends. Read more “Knee Surgery”
I have been going to towson orthopedic for year and Dr Todd Tredinnick has done… both of my surgery. Read more “5-Stars!”
Dr. Shiu was my husband’s Dr for a badly broken shoulder…he is the best Dr… out there..kind, respectful….just a wonderful human being…We are honored to have had him as our Dr….husband is fully recovered thanks to Dr. Shiu’s devotion. Very highly recommend. Read more “The Best Doctor Out There!”
Had Achilles tendon surgery for a full rupture. He diagnosed me in my first appointment… and preformed the surgery. 2 weeks post op feeling really good and all is going well with the exception of me being bummed about driving. Dr. DeFontes didnt rush through the visit and always gave me the option of a non surgical approach explaining the pros and cons to both options. Surgery was the better option but he is a great doc highly recommend. Read more “Great Doc, Highly Recommend!”
Dr. Wolock took good care of my 9 y.o son who suffered a dislocated wrist… after falling from his bike. He made my son feel secure and gave us comfort as well as assurance from the 1st time we’ve seen him and throughout my son’s follow-up check-ups. All our appointments were pleasant – short waiting time, quick but thorough, all of our queries were addressed, and they were flexible with scheduling. Read more “Comfort as Well as Assurance”
Dear Dr. Dalury: It has been almost 6 months since my second knee replacement. Last… week I hiked in Thurmont in Cunningham State Park. We did not choose the most vigorous of hikes, but they certainly were not the most wimpy either. My husband was so surprised that I could walk up and down the hills on the trail without pain. You have changed my life. Gone are the “I’ll just stay in the car, you go” days. I really enjoyed being on the trails again, walking without pain. Downhills!!! Thank you for your skill in knee replacement. It was the most difficult of things for me to endure due to not being able to take pain meds, yet it was so worth the struggle to recovery. I literally cannot tell you what it means for me to have knees that work pain free. I truly did not realize how they held me back before. You gave me back my love for being outside on the trails and I am not afraid to get out there again and walk to my heart’s delight. With so much gratitude for you and your talented team. Give Mike my regards as well. Wishing you much joy and happiness. Read more “You Have Changed My Life”
I had my left shoulder replaced. Beforehand, I couldn’t lift my arm above my neck,… now I’m 100%. I had the surgery in 2017. Thanks again Dr Codd. Read more “100%”
Amazing and kind doctor. Surgically repaired my daughter’s clavicle after explaining all the options. Highly… recommend! Read more “Amazing and Kind!”
Very skilled, professional, patient, and compassionate. Dr. Langhammer worked with my son (9yrs old) after… a fall resulting in a torn ligament in his right thumb. As he was the patient, she focused on his needs and questions and was extremely attentive and worked to make sure he understood all the steps involved in his path to recovery. We highly recommend Dr. Langhammer as her main focus was to make sure my son was getting the best possible care and that everything was done to ensure the proper healing of his thumb. Thank you! Read more “Skilled, Professional, Patient, and Compassionate”
My 97 yo mothers visits Dr. Schroder on a regular basis. His bedside ( office… ) manner is excellent . I’ve been in healthcare for 48 years and can attest that not many physicians exemplify such a caring, compassionate and patient centered focus.
My mom feels like she’s visiting a friend! Read more “Wonderful Patient experience”
Dear Dr. Clough: It was fun having you as my doctor! I will miss you!… ~ Reagan P., Age 7 Read more “I Will Miss You!”
Can’t say enough good about Dr. Shiu and the entire team. From the first time… I walked into his office and throughout surgery, post op, therapy and all aspects Dr. Shiu and his team has been amazing. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Shiu and Towson Orthopedics to everyone I know. Read more “Recommend to Everyone I Know!”
Dr. Tarantino replaced both knees and my right hip. My replacement parts are better than… the originals. I will definitely see him for my left hip replacement. I highly recommend him. Read more “Better than New!”
I have had several orthopedic Doctors over the years. Dr Clough is the best, period.… His bed side manner is outstanding. He is compassionate, thorough and is an expert in his field. Read more “Dr Clough is the Best, Period”
Dr. Tim has helped me with both of my shoulders. After years of cortisone injections,… he suggested a reverse shoulder procedure. I told him that’s anatomically incorrect. He said, “Yes, it is, but I can do that!” I have friends who can’t lift their hand above their head. I’m 85 and I am able to keep playing tennis. Read more “85 and Able to Keep Playing Tennis!”
Dr. Brodie: Thank You for helping me to walk again.
Dr. Detterline, Trish & Operating Room Crew THANK YOU all for such a wonderful experience… with my knee replacement. I really enjoyed meeting all of you and I felt in good hands when we met. Read more “I Felt In Good Hands”
Excellent doctor. I had an unusual break in my right leg below the knee and… Dr. Matthews did a fantastic surgery to repair it. Believe me it’s like it was never broken. I highly recommend Dr. Matthews. Read more “It’s Like it Was Never Broken”
Dr. Shiu has treated my wife and myself for shoulder injuries. He is very knowledgeable,… listens extremely well, is patient, and has an outstanding bedside manner. Thanks, Doc! Read more “Outstanding Bedside Manner!”
Dr. Mulliken: Just a little token of thanks for your expert, compassionate care. You made… a tough ortho process for a (relatively) young patient easier than anticipated. Your technique and gentle bedside manner sets you apart from others! ~Fondly, Nicole Lee M. Read more “Expert, Compassionate Care!”
Dr. Brodie: Thought I would send you a getting well picture of my foot. Healing… well, pain more down to 1-2, yea! I’m glad you’re my doctor, have a peaceful day! Read more “Glad You’re My Doctor!”
I have had two surgeries done by Dr. Tarantino. I had an ACL reconstruction done… with him 3 years ago and my knee feels great. My knee is more stable than my non-surgically repaired knee. I also had my meniscus trimmed in Jan 2018 and it helped fix the chronic popping in my knee. Dr. Tarantino is smart, caring, knows his stuff, and is not afraid to give you the reality of what is going on with you. If I ever required another orthopedic surgery, I’d go right back to Dr. Tarantino. Read more “Smart, Caring, Knows His Stuff!”
Dr. Paul McAfee performed a 60 degree scoliosis corrective surgery on me when I was… 15 years old. He did an absolutely incredible job and kept me as calm as possible throughout the process. My recovery was extremely fast, given the extent of the surgery, and my scar is now barely visible. Dr. McAfee has allowed me to live a normal, pain-free adult life and I’m extremely grateful! Read more “Absolutely Incredible!”
Dear Dr. Tredinnick: My husband and I would like to thank you for the fantastic… work you did in putting my ankle back together. Everyone is apprehensive when coming in through the ER – but we were very grateful to have you on call that night. You made us know that all would be well again. Through the surgery, casts and now boot (yeah) we are so pleased. Thank you for being the thoughtful and extremely skilled doctor that you are. Read more “Thoughtful and Extremely Skilled Doctor”
Dr Taratino was incredible and so honest! I tore my ACL and he recommended holding… off on surgery because it was not a complete tear. He was confident it would get better without surgery and he was right! He did not want me to waste my money on surgery and put my needs first. I highly recommend him! Very knowledgeable and trustworthy! Can’t get any better than that. Read more “Very Knowledgeable and Trustworthy!”
After a severe laceration injury, Dr Marion was able to repair what could have been… life changing damage to tendons and nerve bundles. 7 years later the hand is still great. I am still grateful everytime i see my son pick up a gallon of milk or catch a ball. Read more “He Saved Use of My Son’s Hand”
Dear Dr. Wolock: It was appreciated more than you know. Your professional comfort and assurance… contributed to my ease in having my surgery. Thank you Read more “Professional Comfort and Assurance”
Dear Dr. Brodie: It was appreciated more than you know. Thanks for “fixing” Rebecca. This… is the 1st time in 1 1/2 years that she is pain free! Thanks again. Read more “Pain Free!”
Dear Dr. Fedder & Staff: First and foremost, I want to thank you for giving… me my life back! After months of pain and headaches, you gave me hope that life could be better and that I should take a chance and help myself, so under your kind, thoughtful guidance, I did. From beginning to end I never felt alone or that you didn’t care. In fact, I felt like your most important patient. Read more “I Felt Like Your Most Important Patient”
Highly knowledgeable and skilled. Doctor Wolock has a wonderful compassionate bedside manner. His staff are… very friendly and nice. Read more “Highly Knowledgeable and Skilled!”
The best hand in the world, got surgery twice and no problem, I’m in debt… with him for life…. gave back life. Thanks doc Read more “Gave Back Life!”
Dr. Codd is wonderful – warm, kind and friendly besides being an excellent surgeon. He’s… performed 6 successful rotator cuff surgeries on people I know! Read more “Dr. Codd is Wonderful!”
So grateful to Dr Sarah Hobart for my new hip! Last year this time I… hiked a short trail at Susquehanna State Park with a cane, followed by a week of pain. This year – no cane – no pain!! Great job and wonderful personality! Read more “Great Job & Wonderful Personality!”
May 27, 2014 — Dear Doctor Wolock and staff: (Linda, Mary, Teresa, Becka, etc… I… tried to remember all you ladies),With sincere gratitude and warmest thanks. You all really made “us” feel so comfortable, safe and secure with Chris’ right hand surgery–Being Chris is a student at Towson and I was in New York when this incident happened. He is recovering nicely and your care and concern and attention were/are very much appreciated! Read more “Sincere Gratitude”
The BEST experience I have ever had in my life as a patient. I had… a total knee replacement in January [date] 2018 with Dr. Dalury at St. Joseph Medical Center. The care and attention provided by his team and the hospital was excellent. All calls to his office returned on the same day. Dr. Dalury is a very kind, professional and responsible doctor. He listens to you and doesn’t recommend the surgery unless it’s necessary. Dr. Dalury is the BEST orthopedic surgeon in US and I highly recommend him! Read more “The BEST Orthopedic Surgeon in US”
Had shoulder replaced 4 years ago and I have nothing but the highest praise for… Dr. Codd! Friendly, excellent knowledge and skills and the best is that his work speaks for itself…outstanding results provided rehab schedule is adhered to! I have full mobility! Read more “I Have Full Mobility!”
Dr. David Schroder has replaced my left hip, left knee and performed a revision/rebuild of… my 21 yr old right hip. He is a gifted, caring & competent orthopaedist. Read more “A Gifted, Caring & Competent Orthopaedist”
Dr. Dalury replaced my left knee in January 2018. Two days after surgery my incision… burst (because I pushed to hard to bend it) so I went to St. Joseph’s ER. They called the orthopedic surgeon on call fixed me up and told me to call Dr. Dalury the next day. When I called his office the next morning his staff already had a full report of what happened and instructions on what to do next. He explains things in a way an everyday person can understand and not medical terms that make no sense. He has never rushed me through an appointment and answers ALL of my questions. I’ve been to many doctors for many different problems and Dr. Dalury is by far the best doctor I have ever seen!! Also everyone of his support staff are just as through and kind. I would give him more then 5 stars if that was possible. Read more “The Best Doctor I Have Ever Seen!!”
I could barely walk when I went into his office with a torn meniscus. After… reviewing my x-rays and MRI he recommended aspirating the knee. The relief was immediate. I cannot say enough good things nor thank him enough for the pain relief he has provided me. He suggested holding off on surgery unless the swelling and pain return. He is a blessing to his patients. Thank you so much Dr. Tarantino. Read more “He is a Blessing!”
Had a horrible should injury and never thought I’d work again, 6 months later I… was back at it! Read more “Back at It!”
Kellie: I wanted to take a minute to let you know about the wonderful presentation… that Dr. Clough gave to the Catholic Ladies Service Organization and the Bel Air Knights of Columbus last night. To say it was a success is an understatement. The doctor was very personable, informative and welcoming of questions from all in attendances and there was lots of them. The power point presentation was at a level that everyone was able to understand without all of the $10 words normally used by doctors explaining a problem. The doctor remained at the council fielding additional questions after the presentation further endearing him to his audience including my husband, who has finally decided to make an appointment with him. I as well as the organization thank both Dr. Clough for the presentation and you for setting this informative educational presentation up for our group I look forward to working with you in the future for additional presentations. I currently am awaiting the available dates for the council’s social monthly meetings to set up yet another informative presentation. Sincerely, ~ Catholic Ladies Service Organization, Bel Air Knights of Columbus Read more “Personable, Informative, and Welcoming”
5 stars because Dr. Clough is always smiling while still listening to what your opinion… is on what’s bothering you. My most resent visit Jan 2019 was flawless. I’m adding an extra STAR-6 to acknowledge the professionalism the whole office exhibited (runs like a well oiled machine). Thanks again Mark… John Read more “I’m adding an extra STAR-6!”
Dr Schroder was wonderful to have as my surgeon. He’s caring, listens, takes his time… to explain things. I had a partial knee replacement in Dec 2019. I can walk again without pain. It’s a process of healing and strengthening but that’s my responsibility. I’m just so thankful for Dr Schroder and for this second chance. I highly recommend him. Read more “Fantastic Experience”
I had my first knee replacement in February and was scared of the pain and… recovery process. Following his pain regime I had a pain free experience. Since the first one went so well I decided to do the other knee in June. Again I followed his regimen and followed through with PT and had a very successful second surgery. My recovery was even faster then the first! Since I’m moving to Europe and my new lifestyle will involve much more walking, I wanted to have maximum mobility. Thank you Dr. Tarantino for an awesome experience! Read more “Thank You Dr. Tarantino for an Awesome Experience!”
Dr. Alvin Detterline is a wonderful, caring, & very knowledgeable doctor. I have had the… misfortune of having torn the meniscus in my right and left knee (5 years apart) but had the GOOD FORTUNE to have Dr. Detterline take great care in giving me options each time. After electing to have surgery my knees felt great! I know many people (neighbors, friends, relatives) who have had Dr. Detterline and many that I have told what a wonderful caring Doctor he is. He has a great down-to-earth staff being Sandy and Melissa who have also been easy and very friendly to work with. I recommend Dr. Detterline and would give many more stars if they were available. Thanks for reading and hope that if you are having issues that Dr. Detterline can help you with, that you choose him. A very wise and good choice. Read more “Dr. Detterline is your go to when you KNEEd help!”
Dr. Mulliken was recommended to me for my initial total knee replacement. Everyone I mentioned… his name to,gave rave reviews. Nurses extolled praises of the Mulliken knee. I was not disappointed. A total of 2 knees replaced, and a hip revision from a previous Drs repaired fracture, I am engaging him for a knee revision due to numerous falls I’ve had. I have the utmost confidence in his ability. If you need a hip or a knee, he’s your go to Doc. Read more “The best!”
Dr. Clough: Thank you for taking such great care of my Dad. He is doing… much better now and I have no doubt its because of your skill and professionalism. He means the world to me, thank you! Read more “Thank You!”
So very impressed with Dr. Shiu. We have seen Dr. Shiu many times over the… last year and each time he has been caring and attentive. He helped my son recover from numerous athletic injuries and each time treated my 16 year old with honesty and respect. Read more “So Very Impressed with Dr. Shiu!”
Dr. Tredinnick operated on my shoulder in 2007. Not only is he a great surgeon,… his bedside manner is beyond reproach! Such a wonderful person and surgeon. They just don’t get any better than him. I highly recommend him. Read more “Love Dr. Tredinnick”
Dr. Richard Winakur is professional, friendly, and is an expert at cortisone shots! What more… could I ask for. Read more “Professional & Friendly!”
I had my back surgery on [date] 2019. I’ll never forget that date. Dr. Crandall… and his staff were truly “miracle workers.” Following painful/unsuccessful weeks of therapy, I was in absolute agony. I had displaced a vertebrae along with damaging a few disks while landscaping. I could barely walk a few yards. Because of nerve damage, I experienced sciatica down both legs and numbness in my feet. It felt as though I had a broken ankle and had to drag one leg. It also felt as though there was a vice in my lower back tearing me apart. Trying to sleep lying down was no longer possible. It was sheer hell. Through the kindness’ of others I’d hear, “You don’t want surgery. The repercussions could be so much worse!” When you cannot walk, are in excruciating pain from nerve damage, can’t sleep, and starting to drink heavily to medicate yourself because pain re-leavers simply aren’t working, there truly is no alternative. I am very fond of St. Joseph’s hospital for their care of my elderly father these past 5 years. There was no doubt in my mind that they would have a skilled Orthopedic Department. I was very impressed with Dr. Crandall upon meeting him. Very professional, self assured – he gained my confidence quite readily. He also rearranged his schedule – and that of many others – to provide me with a surgery ASAP. I won’t say that the aftermath of surgery wasn’t painful, but within three weeks I no longer needed, nor to this day, have I taken a simple pill of any type for pain. I can walk up to three miles without discomfort and try to do so every day/other day. I did not have any followup therapy of any sort after my surgery. I no longer drink any alcohol. Dr. Crandall ordered a bone density machine to help my bones heal. I know many others who have had back surgery – not at St. Joseph’s – and no one has ever heard of the machine. I wear it – religiously – 2 hrs. a day for the next six to nine months. I feel great. I experience a few twinges here and there, and know when I should not continue doing something too strenuous. I wouldn’t think twice about undergoing surgery again, if necessary. I would highly recommend Dr. Crandall and his staff to everyone. Because of Dr. Crandall, I can walk again without any pain. Because of him, his staff and having my surgery at St. Joseph’s, I can have a Merry Xmas and look forward to a very Happy New Year. Read more “I Can Walk Again”
Good Morning — (Dr. Richard Winakur): Just a quick thank you for your part in… Layne’s recovery and healing. She got back to doing what she loves last week, and made an immediate contribution to the team. We are grateful for the great work you have done Read more “Grateful For The Great Work”
I was stuck in a jam this past winter, I was admitted to the Naval… Academy, but I needed a medical waiver for my shoulder. I previously had 3 dislocations, an orthoscopic surgery, 4 more dislocations and I needed another surgery to finally fix it. Dr. Shui understood our time constraint, worked with us and performed a Latarjet procedure on my left shoulder. He was super efficient and 3 months later my shoulder is on the way to 100% recovery – I received my medical waiver from the DoD, and will be joining the United States Naval Academy this June. Throughout the whole expirence, Dr. Shiu was very personal and sincere with everything. Great Doctor, 10/10, highly recommend Read more “10/10, Highly Recommend!”
Thank you so very much for your guidance and your patience. You have taught me… so much and I will remember this experience for the rest of my life. I’m so grateful for this opportunity with you and that I’ve had the chance to get to know you. Thanks again Read more “Thank You So Very Much”
Dr. Winakur: Just stopped in to say Hi and THANKS AGAIN for operating on my… broken (in half) collarbone. I really still do appreciate you putting me back together. Read more “Thanks for Putting Me Back Together”
It has been one year now since you performed my bilateral knee surgery, so it… seems appropriate to celebrate this anniversary by telling you what a superb result you made possible – along with the one month inpatient physical therapy @ Bonnie Blink. I was able to play tennis (albeit doubles) in eight weeks and a range of mobility that I had twenty years ago! Also due to your skill my scars are barely noticeable. So Thank You! Read more “Dear Dr. Winakur”
Dr. Mulliken did a great job on my hip, no pain ever.
Dr. Tredinnick: Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did with Chris’ shoulder.… He has no pain and his recovery has been great. This has probably been one of his best years in baseball — Thank you Read more “Wonderful Job”
Dr. Wolock: Thank you for repairing the tear on my rotator cuff. Thank you also… for your friendly manner, compassion & your superb expertise. I’ve made great progress with physical therapy. I have very good range of motion; but must work on increasing strength. Read more “Superb Expertise”
Dr. Tarantino is friendly, direct, knows what he’s doing. Wish all MDs were like him.
Dr. Dalury has replaced my right knee several years ago. He did a wonderful job… and I’ve had no problems. Now, he is going to replace my left knee…hum…I think I’ll replace it with a hand…everyone could use another hand. I look forward to the surgery and pain relief, and being able to get around and even dance again! Read more “Wonderful Job”
Dr. Paul McAfee performed my diskectomy when I was 16 and did an amazing job.… It feels like I never had back problems and I can do everything i used to be able to do now. Read more “Amazing Job!”
Dear Dr. Brodie: I wanted to express a sincere thanks to you for fixing my… ankle. I am leaving you this photo of my visit to Egypt as a sign that you have done a fantastic job. Thank you. Sincerely, Read more “Fantastic Job!”
Dear Dr. Fedder: I thought you’d like to know that Dave feels 20 years younger… because of you! Thank you so much. God bless you and all the wonderful work you do. ~ Go Orioles!! Read more “Feels 20 Years Younger!”
Dr. Wolock! 5 STARS Doesn’t even come close to a rating for your professionalism, knowledge… and expertise!!! Thanks so much for my Multiple Triceps repairs!! You’re the BEST! Your bedside manor and that of your team is AWESOME!! It is so nice to be treated by you and the Towson Orthopedic Team!! BRAVO!! Read more “5 STARS Doesn’t Even Come Close!”
Two surgeries with Dr. Wolock, both a success!
Dr. Hobart was fantastic. On time for appointments, prepared, and a big smile when seeing… my progress. She waitied for me to get out of my first PT./OT, on a Saturday so that I could get the clearance to go home. That was much appreciated. Three weeks removed from complete knee replacement and I am walking with out a cane. Her support team has been great at answering any questions and getting forms filled out. Thank you Marci, and Sandy. Love team Towson Ortho. Read more “Dr. Hobart was Fantastic!”
Dr. Mulliken: Just a little note to say Thank You! for all the care you… gave me during my recent surgery. Every day it gets better. I am so grateful, and also for all your skill in your profession! “God Bless.” Most Sincerely, Read more “So Grateful!”
Towson Orthopedics is the place to go. The staff is genuinely caring, helpful and take… the time to make sure you are ok and understand the steps in treatment/recovery. I have already recommended the business as well as the physicians i have personally dealt with, I wouldn’t want to see anyone go anywhere else for the care they need. Read more “Towson Orthopedics is the Place to Go!”
Dr. Michael Marion: I last visited your office in May 2017. I complained about a… swelling above my left elbow. You took an X-ray and discussed treatment options with me. We decided only to withdraw the fluid generating that unsightly bulge. Since then, my elbow has behaved responsibly and I have not endured more taunts from children to “get it fixed.” Thanks for your treatment. As I’ve said before, I hold you in high esteem for having reattached right-arm tendons after I had severed them in a glass door incident in 1999. Sincerely yours, Read more “I Hold You in High Esteem!”
To Dr. Detterline, Melissa and Everyone Else in the Office, Thank you for all your… care and help. Merry Christmas! Read more “Thank You!”
Dear Dr. Schroder: I just want to thank you for all you have done for… me. You are a wonderful doctor and I am so grateful. God Bless You! Read more “Wonderful Doctor!”
Dr. Jeffrey Brodie, I want to say thank you for the care you provided for… me during my stay in February 2017. You were very attentive to my care and concerns. The food was very delicious, hot and prepared and delivered well. My stay was brief and I am doing well after my total ankle replacement. I look forward to seeing you for my appointment and x-rays to see how I am doing so far with the surgery. I could not have asked for better doctors, hospital, staff and care. Thanks again. Read more “I Could Not Have Asked for Better!”
Dr Clough: I’m sorry this letter is late, but I must thank you for taking… such good care of me when you fixed my broken ankle last year! Thank you for being thorough in answering my questions and for making sure I understood everything. I really appreciate your professionalism before, during and after my ankle operation. I liked how you introduced me to your team in the operating room. That made me feel like a human being instead of a nameless patient. Perhaps you remember my determination when I told you much I value my legs, and I would do “everything in my power” to heal fast. I kept to my word. I did my own (aggressive) therapy using best practices. My recovery was remarkably fast. You mended my ankle in March of 2012. By the 2nd week of May I was walking without a cane or crutches, and by July, I was jogging; just 4 months after the operation. Now, it’s been over a year, and it’s easy to forget what sad shape my left leg was in before I put it in your hands. Thanks for everything doc! ~With much appreciation, David S. Read more “Thanks for Everything Doc!”
Dr Dalury did my second hip replacement. Recovery was so much easier than the first,… and much less painful. Thanks Dr. Dalury. Read more “Thanks Dr. Dalury!”
Dr Mulliken: As the daughter of a doctor who, like you, also served honorably on… the staff of SJMC, it gives me great pleasure to pay tribute to you on this Doctors’ Day, 2017. I have been a patient of yours for over 20 years and feel qualified to say what an outstanding member of your specialty you are — skilled and knowledgeable, of course, but also kind, empathetic, encouraging and caring. During my recent total knee replacement there was never a time that I doubted I was in the best of hands… yours! Please know how grateful I am for your many kindnesses over the years. Sincerely, Read more “Kind, Empathetic, Encouraging, and Caring”
In December of 2017 I had a Med & Lat Meniscectomy on my R-Knee and… in September of 2018 I had a Large popliteal cyst removed from behind my left knee and down into my calf muscle that was causing a lot of pain and impacting my active lifestyle. Dr. Detterline was excellent from my first office visit through post appointments. Very informative. Will spend the time you need to understand your condition. With both procedures I was feeling better faster than I anticipated. I am pain free today! Thank you Dr. Detterline! ~ Linda M. Read more “Feeling Better Faster Than I Anticipated!”
I have been a patient of Dr. Clough since 2016. During the three plus years,… Dr. Clough has treated my left knee for arthritis and sports injuries. This past September we agreed it was time for a knee replacement. I had about two months to prepare. At Dr. Clough’s suggestion, I worked out the knee every day to help strengthen it prior to surgery. Surgery was on December 4, 2019. Yes, I had pain for about three weeks and then gradually it began to subside. Therapy was in my home for 4+ weeks and I progressed quickly. On February 4, 2020 I played nine holes of golf. In a short two months, I am pain free! I can’t say enough good things about how I was treated by everyone a Towson Orthopedic Assoc. But especially my Doctor! Thank you all! Read more “Absolutly the Best”
Dr. Marion: Ten years ago to the day you performed an operation on my shattered… right wrist. The full use of my right hand was paramount to my professional and personal life. You treated me like a human being, not a number and explained what you chose to do and why, which I highly appreciated. You also did an excellent job pre and post surgery. Your assurances and candid bedside manner helped me get through the ordeal of my first major surgery. I should have thanked you sooner, better late then never! I have referred a lot of people to you, one of which you said didn’t need surgery, proof that you value the patient over bottom line. Forever grateful, Read more “Treated Me Like a Human Being, Not a Number”
I Love my Orthopaedic Surgeon!! I had my Total knee replacement surgery done by Dr.… Theodore Manson @ St. Joseph’s hospital. Within 3wks after my surgery I no longer need or use my walker or cane to walk! 🙏🏽🙏🏽 I get around like I use to🙌🏾 Yes of course I feel some post op pain every now and then bcuz I still have scar tissue that takes time to fully heal. However I have over 85% LESS PAIN than I did before surgery. My pain score is about a 3 now on a daily basis💯 So Dr. Manson & my Family was correct I DO NOT REGRET HAVING IT DONE!!! 😊 I initially went to Dr. Manson for Pain in my RIGHT KNEE…However, Dr. Manson immediately found the problem to why I was having most of the pain in my right knee & it was caused by my LEFT KNEE… Back in 2016 I had a meniscus tear repair surgery done by a ortho doctor I’ll NEVER trust again…I was putting a lot of pressure on my right knee to ease the pain in my Left knee. (Pretty much favoring one for the other & caused more damage)… At any rate I had No/None/ZERO CARTILAGE IN MY LEFT KNEE.. He immediately informed & encouraged me to have the total knee replacement surgery ASAP bcuz I needed it desperately… I was really afraid nervous scared etc… The injections weren’t working at all & all of my options were a thing of the past… I then talked to Family/ Friends who personally & actually had this surgery done just to get some sound advice… Well Thank you Jesus for giving me the strength & courage to make another great life changing decision for the betterment of my life🙌🏾 Dr. Manson is a very caring, Loving Surgeon who is very Attentive , Compassionate & Dedicated to his patients & his work… He will be replacing my right knee in the near future but for now He’s giving me the cortisone shots bcuz it’s not bad at the moment 🙌🏾🙏🏽🙏🏽 THANKS AGAIN DR. MANSON! You’re The BEST ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON & I give you 20 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️sss💜👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Read more “Total Knee Replacement Surgery”
Dr. Winakur: I want to thank you and your medical staff for how I was… treated the day of my knee surgery. When they were going to do anything they would explain to me first. They treated me like a person and not an object. PS My knee feels great! Read more “My Knee Feels Great!”
Dr. Tredinnick: (5-Stars) I had a bicep tenodesis. Dr. Tredinnick and his team were fantastic… during the day of the operation. He has been honest, thorough, and very detailed through the whole process. He has been such an integral part in helping me find out what’s causing pain in my arm/shoulder. Read more “Honest, Thorough, and Very Detailed”
Dr. McCambridge is a wonderful, knowledgeable and thorough doctor.
Dr. McCambridge! She is the best! She was the only physician who could explain everything… my son was dealing while explaining all the numbers of the lymes test! Read more “Dr. McCambridge is the Best!”
Hello, Dr. McAfee: I want to say thank you to you and the team who… consulted with and operated on my Dad on March 13. I live in Wisconsin and wish I could have been there. My brother Brian, my mom and our family appreciate your care for Dad both many years ago and today. We are all hopeful for relief for him as he now recovers and recuperates. It’s been a tough few years for all of us and we all are hopeful for our great dad to be more himself–happy, joking, cheerful–once again. Read more “Thank you!”
Dr. Brodie was the only one to diagnose my problem. After several years of going… to many Podiatrist’s for my problem within five minutes he knew I had Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. He performed surgery and has changed my life forever. No more severe pain! I am so grateful for this kind, smart man. Read more “I am So Grateful for this Kind, Smart Man.”
Bright, knowledable, caring, cost aware and an exceptional communicator who informs you of your health… status and likely outcomes in a factual way that pulls no punches, but in an upbeat, caring manner encouraging a positive, effective treatment. Read more “Bright, Knowledable, Caring, Cost Aware and an Exceptional Communicator”
Dear Dr. Kenneth Crandall, I would like to thank you and your associates at St.… Joseph’s Hospital for the excellent care that I received in August 2019 during and after my surgery. As a surgeon myself, I appreciated your thoughtful and careful evaluation of my problem and the technical skill and judgement required to perform my spinal reconstruction. To be honest, I was not anticipating the complete resolution of my symptoms. I have been pleasantly surprised with the resulting absence of my foot drop and leg pain. I am sure you will have a long and successful career. Good luck and, again, THANK YOU. Sincerely, Read more “Complete Resolution of My Symptoms”
I met with Dr. Mulliken at the Bellona Avenue office today. Though this was my… first time meeting him, he made me feel like part of the Towson Orthopedics family. He answered all of my questions and gave me suggestions to help me with my pain level. Thank you. Read more “Very Compassionate!”
I chose Dr. Dalury to perform a bilateral total knee replacement. I couldn’t be more… pleased with him, his staff and the amazing result he obtained for me. Dr. Dalury met with me in consultation and spent as much time with me as I desired to answer questions about the procedures. The surgeries were performed one week apart. After each surgery, Dr. Dalury, his PA and nurse visited me in the recovery room just to see how I was doing. I thought that this was a very nice gesture. I had one post-operative visit with the PA, Mike, who was very professional, and I will see Dr. Dalury for a 3 month post-op visit. My interactions with Dr. Dalury’s assistant Joyce have also been most positive. She was unfailingly accessible and responsive to my inquiries. I hesitate to say that anything or anyone is “perfect,” but my experience with Dr. Dalury has been as close to perfect as is possible. Read more “Close To Perfect As Is Possible”
Dr. Schroder: Thank you for being a positive and caring part of my life. You… have been presented with many concerns and made my confidence in you grow with each one. Read more “Positive and Caring!”
Dr Mulliken replaced my right hip two years ago. I had the left one replaced… by another “surgeon” with robotic assist six years ago. They damaged my sciatic nerve permanently. DO NOT CONSIDER USING ROBOTIC ASSIST. Get a really great surgeon like Dr. Mulliken. You’ll be up and about in no time! My hip is great!!!! Towson Orthopedics / St. Joseph’s Hospital Read more “Research Pays”
Dear Dr. Dabbah, Thank you for taking me as your patient. You are well known… as a skilled surgeon, but you are also to be applauded for your compassion and generosity. I am sure it was not easy to listen to me complain, but you were always very kind. I appreciate that you are responsible for each step I take and I will always be grateful. — Nancy W. Read more “I Will Always Be Grateful!”
Dr. Dalury did my right TKR in June and the left in July. I was… back to work in two weeks. I am now three months and two months post op with 130 degree bend and zero and -1 extension.
I cannot thank Dr. Dalury and his amazing, talented, compassionate staff enough for giving me my life back…I am 55 and was walking like I was 90.
Now, I have two perfect knees to enjoy life and especially my grandson!
Don’t hesitate to do the surgery…it was truly one of the easiest to recover from.
From office to OR, this is one skilled team! Read more “Thank You for Giving Me My Life Back!”
Dr Langhammer and Dr Defontes. Excellent in their field of orthopedics.
2+ weeks post arthroscopic shoulder surgery and good as new! Dr. Detterline and his team… at Towson Orthopedics were amazing and I highly recommend if you are having any shoulder issues to see them!! Read more “Good as New!”
Dr. Langhammer is an awesome physician. She is caring, kind, and efficient. I never had… to wait for an extended amount of time to see her and she actually listened to my concerns. I didn’t feel intimidated or ashamed of asking the same thing over. She explained things until I fully understood without getting frustrated with me. Most of all, she is compassionate. She respected my feeling. I’m so glad that I chose Dr. Langhammer to be my physician. 5 stars are truly not enough for her. Read more “5 Stars are Truly Not Enough!”
Thank you !! to Dr. McCambridge
Thank you for being so gentle, kind, and patient with me. My arm is recovering… and I am feeling much better, thanks to you. You truly care about your patients, and it shows. Please accept this small token of my gratitude. Read more “You Truly Care”
3 years with a herinahed disc more pain then I can discribe here. That was… before the surgery. After. No pain I was able to stop taking the pain meds as little as 1 week after the surgery. Wish I had gone earlier would have saved me so much grife pain and money. It is nice to be able to use the computer and drive again with out pain. And as a software developer being able to use the computer is a must for me. I can once again work without pain. My issue was with c5 to c7. You can not even see the surgical scare now and it has not even been 2 months since the surgery. I would recommend if you have unbearable pain from a heritaged/extrude disc. Also he has a good bedside manner, and is friendly. Read more “Wish I Had Gone Earlier!”
This doctor sees my 101 yr. old father. He has the patience and has helped… him in many of his difficult areas. I highly recommend him. Read more “Highly Recommend!”
Dear Dr. Codd, I am 14 days out of total shoulder replacement and I’m completely… pain free. I could not be any more enthused about my prospects of returning to my ultra-active life style. I want to thank you immensely for your work. It is rare to find a surgeon like yourself. You are always on time with your appointments, you completely explained the procedure in laymens terms, your staff is friendly and professional and your skills as a surgeon are superior! Thank you again and take great care. Yours in health, ~ Rick R. Read more “Completely Pain Free!”
This is my second surgical experience with Dr Scott Tarantino and Ben Gardner, PA. This… group performed my first TKR in January 2016, and my second TKR was recently done on 1/2/19 at St Joseph’s Hospital. Although, I’m still moving slowly, and have about 3 months of Physical Therapy for strengthening and ranging my new knee, my pain is so much less than before surgery. They cleaned out all of the bone on bone fragments, cartilage, and jagged fragments prior to installing my new knee. I could tell immediately that all of that “junk” was gone as soon as I walked with my implant on 1/2/19.
Couldn’t be more pleased with the care received by my outstanding surgical group! Thank you so much Dr Tarantino and Ben Gardner💕 Read more “Outstanding Surgical Group!”
I was recommended by a friend who is a PA to Towson Orthopaedic. The staff… at the Bellona office are all incredibly friendly and welcoming. I had a persisting issue with my finger that Dr. Langhammer was able to identify as trigger finger. I loved that she wasn’t pushy with a cortisone shot or surgery. Gave me a cast to wear and didn’t end up helping after a month, I got the cortisone shot. I hyped myself up from watching youtube videos but the shot was nearly painless, similar to a regular shot. She is thorough in her explanations and is well educated in her line of work. 5 stars all around! Read more “5 Stars All Around!”
Everyone at the St Joseph’s surgical center from the techs, nurses, physical therapists and OR… staff were very nice and explained everything very well. Dr DeFontes is an excellent foot surgeon and he answered all my questions and foot surgery went well. I eventually have to have the other big toe fused and will go back to him. Read more “Left Great Toe Fusion”
With many thanks to you for your kindness & professionalism. Hey Doc (Dr. Brodie), Just… wanted to express my thanks for fixing me up. So far, so good! The soreness gets less each day & it’s great to run with my 9-10 girls B-Ball team. Have a great week. Read more “It’s Great to Run!”
Dear Dr. Brodie: I wanted to take a few moments to write and let you… know how right you were with your assessment of my problem and how well you did with the procedure. I am still amazed. I went two years with the problem you worked on and was in considerable pain a good part of the time. I saw no less than 5 doctors who really didn’t have a clue and seemed to pass it off as part of the pain you may feel with aging. You took the time to listen and probe and felt you knew what was wrong. You gave me a clear picture of what I could expect with each of the options you presented for action. You told me that if I took the course I did that I would probably be relieved of 80-90% of the problem yet still be mobile. You were right on target. Believe me I can live with the few moments of discomfort I sometimes feel. I have to be careful of some things I do—but I can walk and run again and for that I needed to say Thank You. Keep up the good work. May this card find you and yours in good health and happiness. Read more “Still Amazed!”
Dr Dabbah, Thank you so much for giving me a new life. May many patients… gain their strength from you! — Patient, Naixiany L. Read more “Gave Me a New Life!”
Dr. McAfee is the best! He has done 2 of my spinal fusions and I… am doing better than I ever have! Read more “Dr. McAfee is the Best!”
I have had one surgery. It didn’t do what the doctor expected, my ankle wouldn’t… fuse. So now we are going to have another. He had discussed this before my first surgery if the first one didnt work He would have to go another route which I didn’t want but now I trusting Dr Brodie for my second in February. I am in good hands. Read more “Great, Compassion, Man/Doctor”
Dear Dr. Jeff Brodie & Staff: Bob & I would like to “Thank You!” for… all the patience and kindness you had during his ordeal. He was not always the ideal patient. I do apologize for him. Dr. Brodie, thank you for your expertise and the wonderful job that you were able to perform on that leg. We will always be thankful we found you. Tony, I know you must really love what you do. A patient like Bob puts you to the test. Bless you for hanging in there. Jane Lopez, thank you for the encouragement and little pep talks. Your smiling face at the desk & positive outlook did miracles for Bob’s morale. Thanks again. To the sweet lady that scheduled Bob’s appointments – thank you for all the phone calls you made for Bob’s testing & for making schedules work for us. You are an angel. If I forgot anyone – “Thank-You” also. I thank God for all the new knowledge He gives us, and the doctors and people it is given to… Read more “We Will Always Be Thankful!”
After several years of managing knee pain and weakness I decided with Dr. Clough’s advise… to have a total left knee replacement. I will say that I could not be happier with that decision. The attention to detail, professionalism and follow up care has been excellent. The most important thing is I am thrilled with the results with full range of motion and pain free use nine weeks out! As a enthusiastic road cyclist I am anxious to get back on the bike! Thank you and your team Dr. Clough Read more “Full Range of Motion and Pain Free Use!”
Dear Dr. Marion, Lucky me! I just wanted you to know how very grateful I… am to you. You do so well and you are a wonderful cheer leader. Thank you! Read more “Wonderful Cheer Leader!”
Your knowledge and expertise were instrumental in reattaching my bicep and repairing… both my left and right shoulder rotator cuff. You took time to answer all my questions and gave me the education I need to now work smarter and not harder. You used the latest, yet tried and proven techniques and procedures. Given the damage to my shoulders, you did an amazing repair. Add to that your friendly approach and supportive demeanor makes you world class in your profession. I have recommended you repeatedly to many friends and acquaintances! Thank you. Read more “Highest Quality Surgery and Treatment”
Dear Dr. Brodie and Staff: Thank you ever so much for everything you have done… for me over the past six weeks! Everyone has been great and has given me a lot of TLC! I know right where to come the next time I fall off the sliding board and break an arm (ONLY TEASING!!) Thanks Again. Read more “Thank You Ever So Much!”
To Dr. Tarantino, Staff and Towson Ortho — From “ME” and from “The Top of… My Right Knee to the “Curve of My Left Shoulder and Bottom of My Right Hip–WE ALL” gratefully say Thank You. “WE” Very much appreciate your making it quite possible to plan forging ahead to take these lovely Baltimore Bones to recupe themselves in FloriDAYS Sunshine. Bring it on… NICE, Linda R. Read more “Thank You!”
It took him about 30 seconds to diagnose my ruptured Achilles tendon. By the end… of my first appointment he had an OR day and time schedule for the following day. He is a skilled surgeon and his bedside manner is unparalleled. The only bad thing about his office is the parking, Please, have someone drive you there and drop you at the door. It’s a bit of a walk on crutches from the parking lot to the door Read more “Skilled Surgeon, Unparalleled Bedside Manner!”
Dr Codd repaired my rotator cuff and removed a bone spur about 7 years ago.… Recovery was quick, physical therapy was started early and I continued the exercises after pt was completed. I went to a bull roast the day after surgery and Disney world the next week. Didn’t miss my golf season and back to playing better golf in no time. Great experience for actually having to get surgery! Dr Codd did both rotator cuffs for my husband (different years) and he had the same experience. Excellent. Read more “Great Experience!”
Extremely pleased with the comprehensive care afforded by Dr. DeFontes. Carefully explained all options prior… to decision to elect surgical treatment of my ankle fracture. Very caring, interactive style coupled with superb training in foot/ankle specialization. I would highly recommend him. Read more “Extremely Pleased!”
I’m a physician with lots of orthopedic surgeon friends all over the country. I developed… avascular necrosis of the right hip requiring a total hip replacement. I asked my knowledgeable friends who the best hip surgeon in the DC/MD/VA area is and they all recommended Dr Manson. He replaced my right hip without any problems using a modern anterior approach that results in faster healing than other approaches. I felt that I received outstanding care. Dr Manson knows what he’s doing and he puts his patients’ best interests first. 5 stars! Read more “Total Hip Replacement”
Dear Dr Marion, I just wanted to tell you “thanks again” for all you’ve done… for me. You’ve changed my life for the better. The horrible pain is gone and I’m getting more use of my hands every day. I’ll never be able to thank you enough. Read more “Dear Dr Marion”
Dr. Detterline, We did it! We got me to the bottom of the Grand Canyon… – I am writing this from the campground near Phantom Ranch. Thank you for your help in this challenge – now let’s figure out a way to get me back up the ridge! : ) Thinking of you with gratitude, ~ Bonnie W. Read more “We Did It!”
Dr, Langhammer truly is an artist. I am happy that I am getting stronger with… each day. Read more “Truly an Artist!”
I am in the process of recovering from a third joint replacement surgery performed by… Dr. Winakur in the last 2 years. I have found him to be professionally friendly, personable, and an excellent communicator. From my initial appointment through the most recent surgery, Dr. Winakur has been thorough (and correct) in evaluation and has given me easily understood explanations of the surgical procedures to be performed. I received good instruction on preparing for each operation and excellent aftercare information. I have recovered quickly from each surgery; amazingly, at age 68, I returned to horseback riding 8 weeks after the second hip replacement. Commenting on this, my physical therapist (not associated with Towson Orthopedics) told me that the patients who recover from orthopedic surgery the best are the ones who have the best surgeons. I can only agree. Many thanks to him for his part in greatly improving my quality of life. Read more “Multiple surgeries with excellent results”
An extremely skilled professional. Dr. E. Langhammer is nurturing, caring and shows genuine compassion for… getting her patients back to normal. Would highly recommend her. Read more “An Extremely Skilled Professional.”
To Dr. Brodie: All I can think of is thank you, thank you, and thank… you again. You’re a wonderful person to use your gift as a doctor. To give people like me a better life. Now I can walk without pain. Thank you and may God Always Bless You, Read more “Now I Can Walk Without Pain!”
Dr. Tredinnick: It feels great not to have that constant pain in my right shoulder/arm… area. I’m able to put on T-shirts, and turtlenecks again. I’m still working on the strength exercises and how far up the back my right arm can go. Thank you very much. Read more “Feels Great”
Lorrie: Just touching base with you after almost four years since my C6-C7 surgery on… October 2009. I just referred my pastor’s wife to Dr. McAfee and decided to look at your web site again. Thanks again for the help that you all afforded me. I can work out to the max on 15 machines at the gym, water ski, snow ski, ride ATV, do construction/carpentry, and so on. Before my surgery, I was told by a physical therapist and pain medicine provider that I would have to give up those things forever. God had different plans for me and helped me find your organization and Dr. McAfee. For some reason, it still bothers me to run on the road as I used to do all year round, but I like being outdoors, so I’ve switched to bike riding when weather is good and the elliptical trainers when it is not. Thanks again, Read more “I Can Work Out, Water Ski, Snow Ski…”
Thank you to everyone on the medical team at the office at St. Joseph’s ~… Towson Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Kenneth Crandall, you will always be someone I deeply appreciate. Thank you for being a great person, you never gave up on seeing me healthy again. You always gave me assurance I would be out of pain, living my life again as I enjoyed. I felt safe with you, knowing you had my best interest for better health again. It was a long journey for everyone, thank you for being there. A lot of time has passed since we first met, there were many obstacles to overcome. With you and your endless efforts to see me well again, “we finally” got me to better health. I feel like everything, my surgery and recovery were important to you to see me healthy again. Thank you Kenneth Crandall, you will always be an incredible doctor, but more an incredible person. You are a blessing to my life and your professional field of medicine. You are an amazing person, your efforts in having care to others is endless. To everyone that was there for me! You are all amazing professionals. I never felt like I was in a doctors office on my visits to St. Joseph’s. I felt comfort and assurance I was in the best care. Have a blessed day, everyone will always be in my prayers. Enjoy every moment life offers you. ~ Carolyn C. Read more “You are a Blessing!”
Dr. McAfee restored me to health after another doctor and institution crippled me. I am… very grateful as no one else would even look to help as they do not touch other doctor’s screw ups lest they cause a law suit or something. He cared about my health and wisely used a diagnostic tool which explained the problem, namely a seated MRI which showed spinal cord compression. His team is so organized that it was a night and day difference in my surgical experience. I think he and his team are the BEST! I didn’t even need pain meds when I went home, only ice. Read more “Dr. McAfee and His Team are the BEST!”
I loved Dr. Brodie he did a great job I’m recomemding him to my grand… daughter Read more “Foot”
If it were possible to give more stars to Dr. Tredinnick I would. He truly… deserves them. He is the BEST!!! Thank You, Read more “Dr. Tredinnick is the BEST!”
THANK YOU to Doctor McCambridge from Parker
Did an awesome job on my neck fusion, I have recommended his services often to… my friends and family. Read more “Awesome Job on My Neck Fusion”
Dr. McAfee and his staff changed my life! I was just 12 years old when… I was diagnosed with scoliosis and was told by many other doctors that I would never play sports again. After my consult with Dr.McAfee, I felt completely at ease with his technique and process. 31 years old now, a former college lacrosse athlete and currently a personal trainer, I owe it to Dr. McAfee for everything I have accomplished thus far! Thank you will never be enough, but I am truly grateful for him and his staff!! Would recommend him 100%! Read more “Changed My Life!”
Dr. Wolock: I wanted to thank you again for the great job you did repairing… my bicep tendon. It looks great, it feels great and I couldn’t be happier with the way it all went. I’m starting to slowly work back into my golf swing. I hope this improves my game, since it was never very good to begin with! Thanks again Read more “Couldn’t Be Happier”
In January of 2000, I was injured at work and my left wrist was broken… in 13 places. As a result, I was equipped with hardware I refer to as a “suitcase handle” at a hospital in Harford County. Fast-forward to when, after several attempts to make adjustments to the hardware and causing unmentionable pain, that doctor referred me to Dr Michael J Marion. Thanks to Doctor Marion and the staff at St Joseph’s Hospital I came away pain free and was released for return to work 6 months ahead of schedule. Here it is 20 years later and I have never had any complications or discomfort, and enjoy full freedom of movement with screws and plates still installed. Many thanks to Dr Michael J Marion and the staff. Read more “Repaired Another’s Mistake”
Dr. Mulliken: He represents the very best in his quality of medical practice and genuine… compassion for his patients. ~Thanks from Mr. & Mrs. Dean K. Read more “The Very Best!”
I have had Dr. Wolock do more than a few surgeries, and a few other… services, for me and my family. He and his staff have been absolutely terrific. We highly recommend him. Read more “Absolutely Terrific!”
Dr. Dalury: (5-Stars) Wonderful, warm, incredible surgeon, loved him. Very positive experience and got my… quality of life back! Thank you! Actually, all the staff I encountered at this practice were so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend! Read more “Highly Recommend!”
This Doctor is fantastic. My other doctor also goes to Dr Dalury for his Orthopedic… needs. I can’t say enough great things about him. Read more “Fantastic”
I heartily recommend Dr. Ira Fedder. He performed 3 surgeries on me almost 10 years… ago. He always took the time to thoroughly answer my questions. He was always straight with me about what he recommended and why regarding how to approach my spine issues. Read more “Heartily Recommend!”
DR. Brian Shiu is the BEST!!!
Dr. Dabbah, Don’t know if you remember me, but you saw me at 301 Plumtree… in June for my neck problems. I haven’t been to too many docs in my life but, have worked with hundreds – you are a kind being – I trust you, and coming from an old NURSE, that means a lot! I’ll see you soon. Continue what you are doing – it’s wonderful! Thank you and Peace. — Bonnie W. Read more “Thank You!”
Great doctor, staff, and establishment. I have never seen a better, well oiled machine. Bruce… Wollock is at the top of his game. I would recommend anyone that needs orthopaedic attention to see him, and him only. Five stars all the way…thanks! Read more “Bruce Wollock is at the Top of His Game!”
Dr. Dabbah has done 2 lumbar surgeries and just recently a cervical surgery for me.… He is an excellent surgeon and his staff is wonderful. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs spinal surgery. Thank you for making my life better. Sincerely, Chris R. Read more “Thank You for Making My Life Better!”
I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your awesome team for the… wonderful care I received during my recent surgery. From start date to current date, I must say that you are a wonderful team of professionals! I never shared this with you but I have been a massage therapist for 20 yrs. and 11 of those years have been at my current place of employment, [hospital]. Because of my years of experience, I was asked to be part of our “Spine Team.” I have been an active member of this team for 5 yrs. so naturally, I “signed up” for surgery with them. That was completed on March 31st with a “traditional” fusion at C5-6. Knowing in my heart and training that these “fusions” lead to more fusions, I kept asking for peace within myself to have the surgery because physically, I knew I could not continue this way. As with all things, when asked for from a place of purity, my peace was given to me in the form of you and St. Joe’s! As soon as I met you and you took the time to ensure I knew what, why, where, and when, I knew I was in good hands and ready to “jump ship” from [hospital’s] techniques. I felt so calm and peaceful going into surgery because you took the time to make sure there were no T’s uncrossed and no I’s left undotted. I even have a documented history of anxiety! (That is why I meditate). This is a tough thing to accomplish in current health care, I feel. I can’t thank you all enough for being my “Knights in shining armour”, for always taking the extra time even when you already know you’re behind schedule and for your pure brilliant mind in creating (and sticking with that endeavor) the coalition! My body, my husband and my future thanks you! Many blessings to all of you! Truly & Sincerely, Read more “My Body, My Husband, and My Future Thanks You!”
To Joyce and the staff at Dr. Dalury’s practice, I just want to express my… appreciation of your patience, cheerfulness and professionalism in every encounter that I’ve had with your office. Joyce you are so kind, and Dr. Dalury and Lynn and the P.A. are so good – thanks for getting me back on my feet! Read more “Patience, Cheerfulness and Professionalism”
The BEST!! Did BOTH of my knee replacements! Saw him for 4 years PRIOR to… the replacements for conservative therapy. He gave me advice on the correlation between weight loss, physical therapy, increasing muscle mass, and diet on joint disease. Dr. Tarrantino’s bedside manner, font of knowledge, friendliness, and professionalism make him and the ancillary staff an excellent resource in the treatment of osteoarthritis and other joint problems. I recommend Dr. Tarrantino along with his Physician Assistant, Ben without reservations. BTW, I am a RN, so I KNOW a good physician when I interact with one! Read more “The BEST!”
dr shui is really carin n a good dr
I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee performed by Dr. E Craig Matthews at St… Joseph’s. The entire experience, from the initial visit to waking up was fantastic. Everyone at the office was great to work with. I would like to thank Amanda, who coordinated everything and was quick to answer any questions I had. He spoke to me prior to surgery and was very reassuring and told me that he would take good care of me as he parted. Finally I’d like to thank Dr. Matthews for his expert diagnosis and skill in the operating room. I appreciate his work and his post op explanations on my rehab and what I can expect and when. Knee feels great. As a side note, I had ACL reconstructive surgery of the other knee, 32 years ago also at St Joseph’s. It went very well too, so it’s nice to see St Joseph’s has continued their excellent care for all these years. Thank you to all involved. Read more “Knee Feels Great!”
Really impressed with his interest in my nerve damage in my wrist and elbow. Gave… me a shot of Cortisone in my wrist and relieved a lot of my pain. Scheduled for elbow surgery to release compression of nerves. A pleasant experience with Dr Shiu and his staff! Read more “Really Impressed!”
Dr. Fedder: We wanted to express our sincere thanks to Dr Fedder and Kathryn Schweier.… My husband was supposed to have a diskectomy/laminectomy on May 9th. Everything was progressing towards being taken into the OR. We were speaking with the anesthesiologist and Kathryn when my husband mentioned he had not been experiencing any of the symptoms he had originally been seen for. Kathryn immediately reached Dr Fedder and he decided that surgery was no longer necessary. Thanks, ~ Tricia Read more “Sincere Thanks!”
l was so blessed to come to Dr.Dalury
l had to have total knee… replacement
people ask how lm doing so well
l say l had the best dr the best team and the best hospital thanks everyone Read more “The Best!”
I’ve had 2 surgeries with Dr. McAfee. He has done an amazing job. Love him.… The only regrets I have, that I hadn’t done them early enough and had to spend many years in misery and sufferings. Read more “Amazing Job!”
To the Medical Staff of Dr. Ira Fedder: Thank you for your Professional help before,… during and after my surgery. God Bless you with ALL that makes you happy! Read more “God Bless You!”
Had my second ACL tear (opposite knee) this past February, went to Dr. Tarantino and… had a way better recovery and surgery with him! Would recommend him to anyone! Great experience with (TOA) TSM! Read more “Great Experience!”
Dr Wolock is just the best shoulder, elbow and hand surgeons in the Baltimore area… and the people who work there are true professionals Read more “The Best Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Surgeon in the Baltimore Area”
Dr McAfee did my surgery on my neck when there was a stage 4 tumor… over 30 years ago and he even wrote about me and did seminar after my surgery. He took me under his wings. He is the BEST spine doctor and very compassionate!!! I will always be thankful for him saving my life! Read more “Saved My Life!”
Doctor Fedder: Thank you so much for the great job you did on Dave. I… feel like I have my husband back. You get an A++++! Read more “I Feel Like I Have My Husband Back!”
Hello Doc (Dr. Brodie): Just a note to tell you that I’m doing well so… far. Thanks for all that you have done for me. Please tell your staff “thanks” also. I hope to see you all when I return. Read more “Thank You!”
Dear Dr. Hobart, After a short five weeks I have fully recovered from the knee… surgery you performed. My yoga practice is back to normal and I can once again enjoy long, brisk walks with my wife… Thank You. Read more “I Can Enjoy Long Walks With My Wife!”
I would like to take a moment to thank you for the great job you… did repairing the nerve damage. My drop foot is gone and I am doing really well working. I walk over 6 miles a day at my job, so not wearing a foot brace is wonderful. You did a great job. People are amazed about how well I’m doing. Thanks again Read more “People Are Amazed!”
Main Number: (410) 337.7900
Towson Orthopaedic Associates is open for orthopaedic appointments in accordance with state guidelines.
While it is important to reassure you that we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, our medical providers and staff, we also know it is vital to take care of your orthopaedic needs. Our offices in Towson, at the University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Center, BelAir and Rosedale are open, and each is continually sterilized and cleaned in keeping with CDC recommendations.
In preparation for your visit, we want to pass along our patient safety measures to ensure a smooth and efficient visit:
* Patients are required to wear a mask upon entering the building.
* Companions are only allowed when a patient is a minor, or if a patient needs medically-necessary assistance.
* All patients are asked to follow social distance safety markings including, sitting and or standing 6 feet from other patients.
For our patients who prefer a consultation in their home, we may also have telemedicine options. Please call our offices at 410-337-7900 and we can discuss the right appointment for your orthopaedic needs.
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(Last updated 5/12/20)