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David F. Dalury, M.D.

Dr. Dalury - Baltimore Knee & Hip SpecialistDr. 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.

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, an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, and Chief of Orthopaedics at University of Maryland St Joseph Medical Center. In addition he is a member of numerous medical societies and associations, and has written extensively for peer- reviewed publications.

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What Dr. Dalury’s Patients Have to Say…

  • 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!

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  • Dr. Dalury has the rare combination of being an extremely skilled surgeon with a great bedside manner. He is truly compassionate and gifted physician.

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News & Notes

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Features Prehabilitation Study

The October 1st issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery features a study of physical therapy before joint replacement surgery, and found that “prehabilitation” can diminish the need for postoperative care and save on costs. OrthoSpineNews from the AAOS reported on this study of 4,733 THR and TKR patients, and said, “Approximately 77 percent of patients utilized care services following surgery. After adjusting for demographic characteristics and comorbidities (other conditions), patients receiving preoperative physical therapy showed a 29 percent reduction in postoperative care use.” Read More…

New Knee Replacement Option Relieves Severe Joint Pain

ATTUNE Knee Replacement: Living With Severe Knee Pain?

Thanks to a New Knee Replacement Option, Rebecca Is Not

September 2014 – A knee replacement can be a life-changing procedure, freeing patients from pain that has dominated their daily life. Read More about how a knee replacement gave Rebecca her life back.

Baltimore Magazine TopDoctor

Baltimore Top Docs – April, 2014: Joint Surgery

April, 2014 — Towson Orthopaedic Associates is proud to announce that Dr. David Dalury has been named to the 2013-2014 Baltimore Top Doctors list. Having physicians named to this prestigious list is a reflection of the quality of care provided by the entire practice.


U.S. News and World Report

May, 2013 — It’s been announced by U.S. News and World Report that Dr. David Dalury has been named in the nation’s TOP 10% by a peer nomination process.

125 Outstanding Knee Surgeons

January, 2012– Chicago: Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review recently released the “125 Outstanding Knee Surgeons,” which includes David F. Dalury, M.D. Members of the list were selected for their positions held at top orthopedic institutions, affiliation with professional organizations and contributions to the field of knee surgery. The list was created as a result of extensive research and recommendations from around the country from some of the most well-respected knee surgeons in America. All surgeons included on the list were trained at top medical schools and often completed knee and sports medicine fellowships at world-renowned institutions. Many them are also team physicians for professional athletic organizations and have produced nationally recognized research. Read MORE…


Dr. Dalury Inducted in the Healing Hands Guild

June, 2013 — Dr. David Dalury

Dr. David Dalury was a member of the Inaugural Class of 2013 Inductees of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Healing Hands Guild. Physicians are selected for their personal leadership and dedication to UM St. Joseph Medical Center and commitment to clinical excellence and innovation. Read MORE…

New Study Publlished by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

August, 2013 – Dr. David Dalury

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) published a new study on the social and economic value of total knee arthroplasty. This is the first of five studies funded by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) as part of the A Nation Motion® campaign. Read More…

UM St. Joseph Medical Center ranked among top 25 hospitals nationally for knee revision.

UM SJMC Named a Top 25 Hospital Nationwide for Knee Revision

Summer, 2013 – According to Orthopedics This Week, UM St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) ranked as one of the top 25 hospitals nationally for knee revision. UM SJMC was recognized for delivering high rates of care at reasonable prices. Read More…

Operation Walk

The Operation Walk Boston team performs free joint replacement surgeries for patients in the Dominican Republic.Spring, 2013 — An orthopaedic team from the United States, including Dr. David Dalury is scheduled to participate in their fifth mission to Hospital General Plaza de la Salud in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The volunteer collaboration between medical professionals in the United States and Dominican Republic is expected to provide more joint replacements than ever before for patients in need. Read More…

University of Maryland St Joseph Medical Center’s Dr. David Dalury

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March, 2013 – Smooth Sailing, Will Baker, patient of Dr. David Dalury returns to protecting the bay within weeks of hip replacement surgery.

“According to an article published in The Lancet, hip replacement is the single greatest surgical procedure of the last century,” says David Dalury, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and chief of Orthopaedics at UM-St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Dalury has performed hundreds of hip replacements during his career.

Dr. Dalury Named Top Doctor by US News & World Report

September, 2012: Dr. David Dalury has been named “Top Doctor” by U.S. News & World Report. Each year thousands of the nation’s best doctors are identified based on a peer nomonation process.

To see Dr. Dalury’s listing: Click here…

Operation Walk

static1Spring, 2010 – Dr. David Dalury, joined by an orthopaedic team from the United States, travelled to Hospital General Plaza de la Salud in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The volunteer collaboration between medical professionals in the United States and Dominican Republic provided 60 joint replacement procedures for 45 patients in need.

Please learn more about this rewarding and exciting venture, Click here…

Total Hip Replacement: Is the Direct Anterior Approach the Best Option?

3d rendered illustration of a hip replacementTotal hip replacement is widely considered to be one of the greatest surgical procedures available. Hip replacement can be performed using several different methods, yet recently there has been a great deal of interest in a method known as the “Direct Anterior Approach.” This approach has been purported to provide easier and faster recoveries, however, there is new research that patients considering this technique should review before making a decision. Patients are encouraged to discuss all questions about surgical approaches with their surgeon.

Learn more about the Direct Anterior Approach and Total Hip Replacement…

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:
Danielle Chapman
Research Coordinator

Appointments, Memberships


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

  • Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.: http://www.castleconnolly.com/about/nomprocess.cfm
  • ABOS Certified: https://www.abos.org/
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: http://www.aaos.org/
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Society: http://www.mdortho.org/
  • American Medical Association: http://www.ama-assn.org/
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: http://www.oref.org/site/PageServer
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons:
    • The Knee Society: http://www.kneesociety.org/web/index.html