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Towson Orthopaedic Associates
Part of the University of Maryland Medical System

Alvin J. Detterline, M.D.

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Dr. Alvin J. Detterline is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicinearthroscopy (including knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and ankle), and general orthopaedics.

Baltimore Sports Medicine Specialist: Alvin Detterline, M.D.

More About Dr. Detterline

Dr. Detterline strongly believes in minimally invasive procedures utilizing the most up-to-date techniques to maximize patient recovery and minimize pain. Many procedures can be performed arthroscopically (through the use of small incisions and a camera instead of large open surgical wounds) which allow for a quicker recovery for many patients. Dr. Detterline treats both common and complex conditions of the kneehip, and shoulder. See below examples of the conditions he treats and procedures he performs.

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Education and Training

Dr. Detterline attended Wake Forest University where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in Physics and Chemistry in 1998. He received his M.D. degree from Indiana University in 2002. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Detterline received his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center under the esteemed Dr. Frank Noyes.

Athletic Team Affiliations

Dr. Detterline is the athletic team physician for:

  • Calvert Hall College High School
  • Friends School (Baltimore)
  • Mercy High School
  • Parkville High School

More About Dr. Detterline

Dr. Detterline grew up in northwest Indiana just outside Chicago. After completing his orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine training, he moved to Baltimore in 2008. He is an avid tennis player who also enjoys exercise, running, national parks, American history, and spending time with his wife and two young children.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Gunnar B.J. Andersson, M.D., Ph.D. Resident Teacher Award
  • Jorge O. Galante, M.D. Chief Resident Excellence in Research Award
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: Midwest Orthopaedic Resident Research
  • Symposium Third Place Award Recipient
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Wake Forest University Dean’s List
  • Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

Conditions & Treatment


All Knee Ligament Injuries/Reconstructions

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and posterolateral corner structures
  • Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) following patella (kneecap) dislocation

Meniscus Injuries

  • Meniscal repairs
  • Meniscus transplantation
  • Meniscectomy

Articular Cartilage

  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) lesions
  • Osteochondral autograft (OATS)
  • Osteochondral allograft
  • Microfracture
  • Articular cartilage allograft

Knee Tendon Injuries

  • Patella tendon ruptures
  • Quadriceps tendon ruptures
  • Tendonitis

Knee Arthritis

  • Partial knee replacement
  • Certified in Biomet Oxford partial knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral resurfacing
  • Total knee replacement

Knee Malalignment

  • Tibial tubercle osteotomy
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Distal femoral osteotomy

Knee Fractures

  • Patella fractures
  • Tibial plateau fractures
  • Distal femur fractures

Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Acute and chronic
  • Partial and complete
  • Tendonitis
  • Impingement of the shoulder

Labral Tears

  • Anterior and posterior from dislocation
  • SLAP tears (superior labrum)

Shoulder Dislocations

  • Labral tears
  • Glenoid (shoulder socket) fractures
  • Repetitive dislocators requiring bone graft augmentation


  • Tendonitis
  • Partial or complete tears

Clavicle Fractures

AC (Acromioclavicular) Joint


  • AC arthritis
  • Distal clavicle excision
  • AC separations (separated shoulder)
  • Acute and chronic
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Proximal humerus fractures
Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
  • Labral repair
  • Labral debridement
  • CAM and Pincer debridement
Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • CAM lesions
  • Pincer lesions
  • Labral tears
Stress Fractures

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Articular Cartilage Injuries
  • Loose bodies
  • Focal cartilage defects
Ankle/Foot Fractures and Dislocations
  • Fibula fractures
  • Tibial fractures
  • 5th metatarsal fractures
Tendon Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis or instability
Articular Cartilage
  • Osteochondral lesions of the talus
  • Ankle arthroscopy and microfracture
Ankle Instability
  • Sprains
  • Acute and chronic
Sports Injuries
  • Turf toe
  • Ankle impingement
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures

Treatment of capitellar OCD lesions


Contact This Provider

Dr. Detterline sees patients at the following Towson Orthopaedic Associates’ locations:

Towson (Bellona) Office
(410) 337-7900


Certification and Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, NFL Disability Neutral Physician Panel
  • Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association
  • Maryland State Medical Society

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