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  Our practice is an integral part of a care philosophy at Upper Chesapeake Health. We provide the highest quality, multi-care specialty team - right in your backyard - with the proven clinical outcomes and the most personalized care available anywhere.  
Specialized Procedures

Orthopedic Doctors
Back Row: Ben Diffenderfer, PA, Dr. William Cook, Dr. Derek McCoy, Donghua Wang, PA,
Front Row: Dr. Edward O'Mara, Dr. Raj Yalamanchili, Dr. D. Burke Haskins (Retired)

NEW! Minimally invasive robotic hip and knee surgery now available.

Our practice specializes in the following procedures.
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Anterior Hip Replacement
Anterior Hip Replacement
Our team is one of the few surgical practices who perform the Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty (AATHA), a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery that provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure. Using the hana® table, a state of the art fracture table, its unique design allows the surgeon to position the patient in a way that allows for a single incision to the hip without detaching muscle tissue from the pelvis or femur.

Patient-specific Knee Replacement: Computer guided imagery and technology is utilized create a surgery tailored to the patient's unique anatomy resulting in a new joint that fits better, is more comfortable and lasts longer than traditional knee replacements. Watch this video to learn more.

Mobile Bearing/Platform Knee: Knee replacement technique in which the cushion between the upper and the lower parts of the artificial joint is free to move as the joint moves creating better contact, rotation and absorption of the forces. This results in less stress on the joint, improved resistance to wear and reduced loosening of the implant in the long bones of the leg.

Uni and Mini Knee Replacement: A type of knee replacement surgery best for patients with damage to only one side of the knee. More of the patient's natural bone and tissue structure is retained in this procedure as compared with a total knee replacement. This procedure can now be performed with minimally invasive techniques for a faster, less painful recovery.

Hip resurfacing: An alternative to full hip replacement typically used for younger patients. Instead of replacing the joint, the ball of the hip joint is re-shaped and fitted with a metal cap. The hip socket is also fitted with a metal lining. The retention of much of the upper leg bone allows for a full hip replacement to be done in the future if necessary.

Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction: A minimally invasive surgery to repair torn Anterior Cruciate ligaments in the knee in which ligaments taken from other areas are grafted onto the knee joint through small incisions to recreate a functioning knee joint.

Arthroscopically assist rotator cuff repairs: A less invasive option to open shoulder repair surgery in which cameras and surgical instruments are inserted through small incisions and the tear in the rotator cuff is repaired without opening up the whole shoulder area. This results in less post-surgical pain and a quicker recovery time.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement: A type of shoulder joint replacement where the plastic socket is fitted into the upper arm bone and the metal ball is attached to the shoulder bone. This option is better than the traditional shoulder replacement for more complex shoulder problems such as instances where the rotator cuff is torn. In this procedure, the new joint does not rely on the rotator cuff to move the arm.

Denovo® cartilage transplantation: A single step cartilage repair procedure using living cartilage tissue implanted into the damaged area. The implanted tissue then begins to grow and regenerate healthy cartilage in the joint.

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Upper Chesapeake Health Joint Center
If you are one of the millions of Americans seeking relief of knee or hip joint pain, stiffness and immobility, the Upper Chesapeake Health Joint Center offers a unique team approach to joint replacement surgery that promotes healing and gets you back to a more active lifestyle. Our expert team of board certified orthopedic surgeons, nurses and rehabilitative professionals use a wellness patient-focused approach to provide relief for your joint pain. You can expect to spend less time in the hospital and enjoy having a loved one as a care partner to be at your side during your hospital stay. Your care partner will receive extensive information about your surgery and learn about caring for you after surgery. As part of our group philosophy, you will benefit from being with other joint replacement surgery patients for exercise, classes, meals and therapy.

Upper Chesapeake Sports Medicine
The Upper Chesapeake Health Sports Medicine Team believes that if you're active, you're an athlete, and our program is built around providing the most comprehensive care for you and other athletes in our community. Our multidisciplinary team approach brings together orthopedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers and physical and occupational therapists to treat a wide range of sports related injuries.

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