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Orthopaedic Surgery

Surgeon teaching a class

Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery that focuses on treating conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical methods to treat problems — most orthopaedic disorders have more than one option for treatment. Nonsurgical options include medications, exercise, splinting or bracing, activity modification and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies. If nonsurgical treatment fails, surgery may be an option.

Our orthopaedic physicians our leaders in the Washington, D.C. area, and many are nationally recognized; a number serve as team physicians for both professional and high school sports teams in the area. In addition to our general orthopaedic surgeons, we have fellowship-trained specialists in all subspecialties. On average, we perform more than 2,000 orthopaedic procedures at Sibley each year, including approximately 600 total joint replacements and 850 arthroscopies. Sibley’s operating rooms are the most advanced in the area, with state-of-the-art arthroscopy equipment and high-definition monitors in each room. 

Orthopaedic surgery at Sibley includes:

  • Hand surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Surgical sports medicine
  • Orthopedic trauma

Learn more about surgical facilities, and see a patient's guide to surgery at Sibley, here.

The following orthopaedic physicians are active at Sibley Hospital:

Photo of Dr. Steven H Bernstein, M.D.

Bernstein, Steven H, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sibley Memorial Hospital
 
Photo of Dr. Marc D Connell, M.D.

Connell, Marc D, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sibley Memorial Hospital
 
Photo of Dr. Vincent Guy Desiderio, M.D.

Desiderio, Vincent Guy, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sibley Memorial Hospital
 
Photo of Dr. Michael Eric Goldsmith, M.D.

Goldsmith, Michael Eric, M.D.

Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sibley Memorial Hospital
 
Photo of Dr. Mustafa Azimul Haque, M.D.

Haque, Mustafa Azimul, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sibley Memorial Hospital
 
Photo of Dr. Denis R Harris, M.D.

Harris, Denis R, M.D.

Hospital Chair, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sibley Memorial Hospital
 
Photo of Dr. Edward G Magur, M.D.

Magur, Edward G, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sibley Memorial Hospital
 
Photo of Dr. Anthony S Unger, M.D.

Unger, Anthony S, M.D.

Medical Director, Sibley Institute for Bone and Joint Health
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Community Joint Program
 
Photo of Dr. Bashir Ahmed Zikria, M.D.

Zikria, Bashir Ahmed, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Team Physician: Varsity Football, Lacrosse, Wrestling Johns Hopkins University Athletics