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Hip Surgery

Whether the cause of hip pain is arthritis, trauma, infection or overuse, the orthopedic surgeons at Howard County General Hospital can diagnose and treat your problem.

Hip Pain Seminar

Hip pain causes, anatomy, arthritis and hip replacement
Charles Mess, Jr., MD, Potomac Valley Orthopedic Associates

If pain medications, weight loss, physical therapy or other treatments don’t provide relief, surgery may be an option. Our surgeons perform total hip replacement surgery, which removes and replaces diseased joint surfaces with prosthetic implants. We perform minimally-invasive surgery, which may involve less pain, a shorter recovery time and smaller incisions. Our specialists can help you determine whether hip surgery is right for you.
 

Physicians who perform hip surgery at HCGH:

Photo of Dr. Mark D Bullock, M.D.

Bullock, Mark D, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-740-7030
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Arthroscopic Surgery, Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Bone Fractures, Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis of the Hip), Hip Conditions, Hip Fractures, Joint Surgery, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Surgery, Total Joint Replacement
 
Photo of Dr. Ricardo Louis Cook, M.D.

Cook, Ricardo Louis, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-992-7800
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Hip Fractures, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing
 
Photo of Dr. Michael Anthony Franchetti, M.D.

Franchetti, Michael Anthony, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-461-9500
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Hip Fractures, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing
 
Photo of Dr. Ira Dean Gelb, M.D.

Gelb, Ira Dean, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-992-7800
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anterior Shoulder Instability, Arthritis, Arthritis of the Shoulder, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Arthroscopic Surgery, Baseball Injuries, Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Elbow UCL Reconstruction, Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI), Fractures, Hip Fractures, Joint Diseases, Joint Injections, Joint Pain, Knee ACL reconstruction, Knee Meniscus Repair, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Patellar Instability Stabilization, Patello-Femoral Tracking Disorders, Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuies, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Arthritis/Replacement, Shoulder Disorders, Shoulder Disorders-Arthritis, Shoulder Fractures, Shoulder Instability Stabilization Surgery, Shoulder Joint Dislocations, Shoulder Labral Tear, Shoulder Ultrasound, Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries to the Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing, Total Joint Replacement, Upper Extremity Reconstruction
 
Photo of Dr. Nicholas P Grosso, M.D.

Grosso, Nicholas P, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital Department Chair- Orthopaedic Surgery
Appointment Phone: 410-644-1880
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Hip Fractures, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing
 
Photo of Dr. James R Kunec, M.D.

Kunec, James R, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-740-7030
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Arthritis, Baseball Injuries, Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Fractures, Hand Fractures, Hand Surgery, Hip Conditions, Hip Fractures, Jaw Dislocation or Fracture, Joint Diseases, Joint Injections, Joint Pain, Knee Meniscus Repair, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing, Total Joint Replacement
 
Photo of Dr. Joseph Michael Layug, M.D.

Layug, Joseph Michael, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-740-7030
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Hip Fractures, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing
 
Photo of Dr. Kevin E McGovern, M.D.

McGovern, Kevin E, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-461-9500
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Back Injuries, Back Pain, Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Bursitis, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Radiculopathy, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Fractures, Hip Fractures, Joint Diseases, Joint Injections, Knee Surgery, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuies, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Disorders, Shoulder Labral Tear, Sports Injuries, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing
 
Photo of Dr. Charles Francis Mess, Jr., M.D.

Mess, Charles Francis, M.D. Jr.

Appointment Phone: 410-992-7800
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Arthroscopic Surgery, Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Bone Fractures, Bones, Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis of the Hip), Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI), Fractures, Hip Conditions, Hip Dislocations, Hip Fractures, Joint Injections, Joint Surgery, Knee Surgery, Labral Tears of the Hip, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Joint Replacement
 
Photo of Dr. Denis Peter O'Brien, M.D.

O'Brien, Denis Peter, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-992-7800
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Hip Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing
 
Photo of Dr. Morris Brian Polsky, M.D.

Polsky, Morris Brian, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-644-1880
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Hip Fractures, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing
 
Photo of Dr. Scott L Silverstein, M.D.

Silverstein, Scott L, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-644-1880
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Hip Fractures, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing
 
Photo of Dr. Sam V Sydney, M.D.

Sydney, Sam V, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-644-1880
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Hip Fractures, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing
 
Photo of Dr. Nelson Tang, M.D.

Tang, Nelson, M.D.

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair for Operational Medicine
Director, Division of Special Operations
Director, Center for Law Enforcement Medicine
Director, EMS Fellowship
Executive Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Lifeline
Appointment Phone: 410-955-2280
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Emergency Medicine
 
Photo of Dr. Michael Jason Wallace, M.D.

Wallace, Michael Jason, M.D.

Appointment Phone: 410-644-1880
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Hip Conditions, Knee Joint Arthroscopy, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Partial Knee Replacement, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Joint Replacement
 
 

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