Dr. David F. Dalury specializes in total knee replacement and hip replacement. Dr. Dalury and his team of dedicated nurses, anesthesiologists, and therapists have created a rapid recovery program focused on enhanced pain management and early recovery. This program allows patients a quicker return to their desired daily activities.
David F. Dalury, M.D.
More About Dr. Dalury
Dr. David Dalury is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He did a fellowship at the Harvard Hospitals, where he was trained in total joint replacement surgery. He is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Maryland Medicine and Chief of Orthopaedics at University of Maryland St Joseph Medical Center. He is a member of numerous medical societies and associations and has written extensively for peer-reviewed publications. In addition, Dr. Dalury resides as an active member of The Knee Society , an elite group of orthopaedic surgeons charged with the advancement of care to patients with knee disorders through leadership in education and research.
Has Your Orthopaedic Surgery Been Postponed Due to COVID-19?
We understand the concern and disruptions that the COVID-19 crisis has posed upon our patients. As we all continue to do our part to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19, you can be assured that we are still continually striving to provide our patients with helpful resources and information to help navigate their needs during this time. Some patients may have had an interruption to their scheduled orthopaedic surgery and may be experiencing hardship in managing symptoms. Here is an article from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) that may help to manage those symptoms while we wait for things to return to normal. What to Do If Your Orthopaedic Surgery Is Postponed . Here is an article, as well as, videos posted below for those who may be suffering from hip or knee conditions. COVID-19: Preparing For or Recovering From Hip or Knee Replacement
Articles of Interest to Dr. Dalury’s Patients
- What to Do If Your Orthopaedic Surgery Is Postponed
- COVID-19: Preparing For or Recovering From Hip or Knee Replacement
- General vs Spinal Anesthesia for Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Single-Institution Observational Review
- Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Comparison Based on Surgical Approaches
Additional Patient References
- Before and After Pictures of Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty (PDF)
- Patient Information Websites for Hip and Knee Replacement (PDF)
- Pain Management Publication (PDF)
- Current & Innovative Pain Management Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty (PDF)
- More Information on Specific Procedures
Additional Printable PDFs
- Your Knee Replacement Guide
- Your Hip Replacement Guide
- Your Osteoarthritis Replacement Guide
- Your Joint Replacement Physical Therapy Guide
Research, Current Studies
Dr. Dalury is very interested in medical research. He maintains a database that stores information about the implants that he uses. Regular periodic X-ray examination is important to monitor the prosthesis’ fixation, and potential wear of the plastic and metal articulations. These X-rays enable Dr. Dalury to compare to the previous ones and check outcomes of the total joint replacement. Dr. Dalury recommends follow-up examinations at approximately six weeks postoperatively, followed by approximately twelve weeks, one year and then every two to three years. This information is strictly confidential and, as with all medical records, is never shared without your permission. You may be approached, on occasion by Dr. Dalury and his staff, to participate in specific research studies. These studies are strictly voluntary. They follow specific and strict guidelines and protocols, and will require your informed consent if you decide to participate.
For questions regarding clinical research please contact:
New Presentations at National Meetings (2018-2019)
“Polyethylene only revisions have excellent outcomes in revision total knee” presented at the Knee Society and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2018.
“Ignore the patella in revision total knee” presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgery (AAHKS) meeting, 2018. PDF Opens in New Window
“Femoral stems are tolerant of malposition” presented at the AAHKS meeting, 2018. PDF Opens in New Window
“Narcotic usage in a group of patients undergoing TKR” presented at the AAHKS meeting, 2018. PDF Opens in New Window
“Update on THR” and “Pain Management following TKR” and the role of robots in THR to be presented at AAOS, 2019.
“The Natural History of Radiolucencies following Uncemented TKR at 9 Years” presented at AAOS, 2019. PDF Opens in New Window
Head of AAHKS Patient Education Committee
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at University of Maryland Medicine 2013
Adult Reconstruction Knee Program Subcommittee, 2008 to 2011
Johns Hopkins University, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Associate Medical Staff, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics, December 1990
Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, 2003 to present
Chief, Adult Reconstructive Surgery, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, 1995 to present
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Associate Staff, Department of Surgery
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, September 1991
Children’s Hospital, Active, Orthopaedic Staff, January 1991
The Children’s Hospital & Center for Reconstructive Surgery, Inc., Chief of Orthopaedics, 1993-1996
Professional Organization Memberships
Contact This Provider
Dr. Dalury sees patients at the following Towson Orthopaedic Associates’ locations: