At Towson Orthopaedic Specialists, we believe conservative, non-surgical options should always be utilized before undergoing more invasive operations. To this end, we will encourage you to try a series of non-invasive treatments first, such as physical therapy, stretching, prescription medication, and orthotics and braces, recommended based on your unique concerns and anatomic indications. These steps may help to alleviate your pain and/or reduce the need for surgical intervention. If after attempting conventional methods you find no improvement, we may advise you to undergo an arthroscopic joint replacement, which will replace your affected joints with metal and polyethylene (plastic) prostheses.
Joint Replacement – Toe
More About Toe Joint Replacement
Toe joint replacement may be a preferred method over fusion, which typically reduces or eliminates mobility of the treated area. If you’re suffering from significant bone and cartilage damage, the joint will be removed and an artificial joint comprised of polyethylene (plastic) and metal will be used as a replacement.
Our experienced orthopaedic surgeons are extensively trained in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for small joint replacements, and this type of surgery typically will be performed as an outpatient procedure. As a result, you should be able to return home the same day as the operation. We also utilize a rapid recovery program featuring state-of-the art pain management techniques, and we believe these methods can enhance your comfort and help you heal more quickly. While everyone recovers at a different rate, we are committed to making this process as swift, safe, and effective as possible.
For more information about our small joint replacement techniques and treatments, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopaedic specialists, please contact our office today.
Be sure to visit our Joint Preservation Center for important information.
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Very Patient Oriented!
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.
I recommend this establishment to any and every 1….There is alot of doctors that work out of here and there all amazing doctors
Outstanding Doctors, highly recommended!!!
Outstanding Surgical Group!
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!”
Helpful & Friendly!
Everyone on staff has always been very helpful and so friendly.
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!
Thank You for Giving Me My Life Back!
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.
dr shui is really carin n a good dr
HIGHLY Recommend TOA!
I am so glad we were referred to TOA! Their staff is extremely professional and kind. The doctors are wonderful and they took exceptional care of my daughter. I HIGHLY recommend Towson Orthopedics Associates!
Great Dr’s excellent service
Very Knowledgeable and Trustworthy!
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!”
Very Welcoming & Friendly!
The After hours staff is amazing here. Receptionist, techs and doctor are very welcoming, and friendly. Not a long wait at all.
Great Job & Wonderful Personality!
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!”
Professional & Friendly!
Dr. Richard Winakur is professional, friendly, and is an expert at cortisone shots! What more could I ask for.
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!”
Dr. Dalury is the Best!
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.
I was a patient here, 20 years ago, with a smashed heal bone. Now my son’s broken arm. Class act back then and still is now.
The Best Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Surgeon in the Baltimore Area
Dr Wolock is just the best shoulder, elbow and hand surgeons in the Baltimore area and the people who work there are true professionals
Good as New!
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!!