U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Mark Deitch

Hand Surgery
Baltimore, MD
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Baltimore, MD

Address

2700 Quarry Lake Road, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Deitch is an experienced hand and upper extremity surgeon and award-winning instructor, He has advanced expertise in hand and microvascular surgery, upper extreme trauma, elbow surgery, and surgical treatment of arthritis in the shoulder, elbow and hand. Dr. Deitch holds board certification in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand and Microvascular Surgery. Originally from the suburbs of New York City, Dr. Deitch earned his undergraduate degree at Brown University and his medical degree at Stony Brook University. He completed a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery under Dr. Peter Stern at University of Cincinnati. Currently in private practice with OrthoMaryland, an orthopaedic group practice in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD, Dr. Deitch is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Before coming to OrthoMaryland in 2008, Dr. Deitch managed his own orthopaedic practice "MD3 Orthopaedics" in Baltimore. From 2001 through 2006, he served as attending surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Hand and Microvascular surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. From 1999 through 2001, he was an Assitant Professor of Orthopaedics at University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowly Shock Trauma Center, performing hand, microvascular and upper extremity trauma surgery. He also served as director of the orthopaedic residency training program from 1999 through 2001. Over the course of his career, he has co-presented research findings at numerous professional association meetings, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians annual meetings. He has also given Grand Rounds in orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In 2000, he was named Teacher of the Year in the University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Hand Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on the joint: "hand dislocation" is not specific enough to give you a definitive answer. The most common dislocation is of the middle joint of the finger. If it is... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Be patient: If your nerve is intact (i.e., was not cut) then very likely you will recover function. It will take 6 months to 2 years to recover maximal function.... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
A cast will be fine : If you have a "hairline, " or nondisplaced fracture in your hand, then in most circumstances a cast or brace will allow the fracture to heal properly.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
May be trigger thumb: The two most common causes pain in the joints of the thumb are stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger thumb and arthritis at the base of the thumb. At yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Three options: I can think of at least three other options: 1)osteoplasty-removing a prominent bump if present; 2)osteotomy-cutting and realigning the femoral head t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
No, it cannot : While there are benefits to playing a musical instrument in terms of maintaining flexibility and dexterity of the hands, it does not provide any sort... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Normal joint anatomy: I'm not sure what you mean by "normal." if you mean nothing wrong was found, then it means that visual inspection of your joint showed normal anatomic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
You can answer that: If you haven't had any other injury or overuse, you play video games frequently, and it hurts after you play, then you can assume that playing video g... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
See your doctor : It's not unusual to have swelling and stiffness of your finger three weeks after a laceration, depending on the injury. However, if you don't get the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
See a hand doctor: It's hard to make a diagnosis bases on the information you have given. If the lump is on your wrist, it may be a ganglion cyst. If it is on your han... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on your job: Your recovery time will depend on what what kind of work you do and the type of surgery you have. For example, repair of a rotator cuff requires a lo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Not necessarily: Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is an option if non-surgical methods fail to relieve the symptoms. No surgical options include: night time wrist br... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Osteochondroma: If it really is a bone growth, then it is most likely an osteophyte (bone spur due to arthritis). A much less common diagnosis is an osteochondroma (b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
No!: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a constellation of symptoms (pain, numbness, weakness) associated with compression of the median nerve at the level of the w... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Yes!: Hand transplants, first performed overseas, have been successfully performed at a number of medical centers in the United States.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Nerve compression: Most often, numbness of the fingers is caused by compression of nerves in your arms. The nerves can be compressed anywhere from the neck to the hands.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
?ligament injury: There are a number of ligaments that hold the small wrist bones in proper position and enable them to move in conjunction with one another when you mo... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
See a hand surgeon: It really depends on what type of fracture you had and of what bone. Once that is evaluated, it may be possible for you to improve your range of motio... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Sprain or fracture: If you have had any sort of trauma, then you may have a joint sprain, a soft tissue contusion, or even a fracture of your finger. You should see a ha... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Yes.: Corticosteroid medication (cortisone) has some beneficial effects in reducing edema and pain, but decreases the function of white blood cells in fight... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Four to six weeks: The answer depends on what type of surgery you have and what you consider "full recovery." overall, most patients can return to full, unrestricted act... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Type of fracture: Whether you are placed in a splint ("soft cast") or regular hard cast depends upon the type of fracture you have, and the length of time you will need... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
See hand specialist: Dislocation of a finger joint is a common injury. Treatment often involves range of motion exercises and controlling the swelling of the joint.When t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Need more info: Weakness of the thumb can be caused by injury to the median nerve - one of major nerves that innervates part of your hand. However, it's impossible t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
No, probably not: It depends upon the nature of your injury. A simple dislocation that is put back in place within a few hours will usually heal well, but it may take 8... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Coban wrapping: I assume that you have a swollen finger due to an injury. I often have patients wrap the finger from the tip to the base with coban or coflex, which i... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
90
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Deitch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Deitch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks but I hv RSD in my Rt hand and now hv carpal tunnel & DeQuarvains , + nerve stuff up thru elbow on Lft hand from overuse syndrome.??
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Doctor Award, Baltimore Magazine 2009
Top Doctor Award, Baltimore Magazine, 2008
Teacher of the Year, University of Maryland Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999-2000
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less