Orthopaedics

Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group PA

Orthopaedics located in Silver Spring, MD, Germantown, MD, & Rockville, MD

When you need orthopaedic care, it’s important to find a doctor who has extensive advanced training in this area. The orthopaedic surgeons at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA, have an additional five years of postdoctoral training in orthopaedic care, allowing them to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Whether your pain comes from wear-and-tear or an injury, the orthopaedic team can help at their offices in Silver Spring, Rockville, and Germantown, Maryland. For the best in orthopaedics care, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

Orthopaedics Q & A

What kind of conditions does orthopaedics cover?

Orthopaedic care covers an extensive range of musculoskeletal conditions. The orthopaedic specialists at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group offer diagnostic and therapeutic services for injuries and disorders such as:

  • Auto accident injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Recreation injuries
  • Nerve compressions
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures

Injuries are categorized by cause. Trauma like motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-falls cause many musculoskeletal injuries, but degenerative conditions like arthritis are also common reasons for pain. In many cases, a variety of factors including trauma, daily wear-and-tear, and recreational activities all play a role in musculoskeletal pain.

How are orthopaedic conditions diagnosed?

At Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, your care begins with a comprehensive exam, discussion of your symptoms, and review of your medical history. Your doctor may do X-ray imaging on-site to confirm a diagnosis.

In some cases, you may need other diagnostic imaging tests such as an MRI or CT scan, particularly if you have a soft-tissue injury that’s not visible on X-rays. If you need these types of imaging tests, your doctor refers you to a local diagnostic imaging facility that can see you in less than a week. As soon as your doctor makes a diagnosis, they’ll work with you to create a treatment plan.

What type of treatments are included in orthopaedic care?

Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group offers comprehensive orthopaedic treatments. Your treatment plan is personalized for your needs and may include one or more of the following:

  • Oral medication
  • Injections like corticosteroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy

Most orthopaedic conditions don’t require surgery. The advanced healing and wellness treatments offered at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group focus on efficient natural healing whenever possible. However, if your condition doesn’t respond to noninvasive treatments then a minimally invasive surgical procedure may be the ideal solution.

How long does orthopaedic treatment take?

It depends on your specific condition or injury. Some injuries may heal in as little as a month or two, while others require six or more months of rehabilitation.

The team at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group understands that you’re ready to get back to full function, and they’re here to help you do just that in the safest and fastest way possible. To get started, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.