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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: We’re Here When You Need Us

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: We’re Here When You Need Us

With summer just around the corner, many of us are starting to spend more time doing outdoor activities. And as more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, athletes will be returning to the fields. As a result of this increased physical activity, there comes an increased risk of injury. But when an accident or injury happens, you shouldn't have to worry about getting the care you need when you need it.

Frederick Health Medical Group's Orthopedics & Sports Medicine services combine excellent care with the latest knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat orthopedic-related conditions. From sprains and strains to chronic conditions like osteoporosis, our board-certified doctors specialize in high-quality care. 

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has not one, but two convenient locations in Frederick and Mount Airy. Both facilities provide state-of-the-art emergency care and have on-site X-ray capabilities. Services offered include:

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Foot and ankle care
  • Bone and joint disease treatment
  • General hand surgery
  • Fracture and trauma care
  • Osteoporosis and bone health program
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Concussion management

Keep reading to learn more about the various treatment options and services provided by Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

Concussions

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. A hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth can also cause a concussion. This type of injury usually isn’t life-threatening, but the effects can still be serious and long-lasting.

At Frederick Health, we take a specialized approach to concussions. Dr. Vikram Sodhi and Dr. Jason Matthews lead a talented team in evaluating and treating concussions and post-concussion syndrome in patients of all ages. Services include:

  • Concussion evaluation and management
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Return to Play medical clearance

Symptoms of a concussion typically show up soon after the injury occurs, but that isn’t always the case. Some symptoms may not show up for hours or even days after the event. If you or someone you know experiences any of the following symptoms after a hit to the head, it might be a concussion:

  • A prolonged headache
  • Dizziness
  • Balance issues
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Visual disturbances
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Unusual sleeping habits
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating

If you start to notice any of these symptoms, get care immediately.

Bone Health

About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass. It affects men and women of all races, but white and Asian women—especially older women who are past menopause—are at the highest risk. You may also have an increased risk if you have:

  • Celiac disease
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Cancer
  • Multiple myeloma

If you think you’re at risk for osteoporosis or if you need bone health care, we’re here for you. Frederick Health Medical Group offers comprehensive bone health care, including:

  • Evaluation and assessment of bone health through lab testing, x-rays, additional studies, and personalized treatment recommendations
  • Fracture risk assessment and fall prevention
  • Comprehensive team-based approach including physical therapy, medications, and patient education
  • Easy appointment scheduling

Joint Works

Joint Works is a specialized center dedicated to joint replacement, recovery, and rehabilitation. It blends the talents of experienced clinical professionals with an innovative, patient-friendly program model. Core elements of the program include:

  • Pre-surgical patient education and rehabilitation
  • Dedicated nursing and rehabilitation staff
  • Frederick Health Home Health Planning and Case Management services
  • Pre-admission screening
  • Perioperative services
  • Discharge planning

The team at Frederick Health Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine would like to wish you and yours a safe, healthy summer. If you need orthopedic care, sports injury treatment, or bone or joint health services, schedule an appointment online or call us at 301-663-9573.Because we want you healthy, Frederick.