Dr. Barry Waldman

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Owings Mills, MD
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Owings Mills, MD

Address

4 Park Center, Owings Mills, MD
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Aetna Life Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Carefirst Inc

About

Bio

Dr Barry J. Waldman is an internationally known specialist in Joint Replacement Surgery, concentrating on the hip, knee and shoulder. He has published numerous articles on joint replacement implants, techniques and complications. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe on many different topics in joint replacement and often tutors other doctors in joint replacement techniques. He is Director of the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement at the renowned Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics in Baltimore, Maryland. Physicians from Japan, Korea, Sweden, Belgium, England and many other countries have travelled to Baltimore to observe him in surgery.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Doctor Q&A

203 Answers
28 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
X-ray: Also, the fracture can usually be easily felt.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No: After surgery, ice tends to work better.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No: Most patients respond well to exercise, bracing and anti-inflammatory medications. Very few eventually need surgery.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No: After the hip heals you should have little to no groin pain.
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A member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: It is the most common orthopaedic procedure, with more than one million a year being performed in the US.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Maybe: It may work in certain cases but it is not a first choice.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
3-6 months: It can often take longer depending on the severity of the injury.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Maybe: It depends on what is causing the pain and how bad the pain is. There are many medical and non-surgical treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, but if r... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
6 -12 weeks: It takes about six weeks for the bone to become structurally solid, but can take an extended period of time for all the muscles, ligaments and tendons... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Every operation results in a scar, although some are very small.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Relief of pain: Arthroscopy can remove or repair a torn meniscus, improving pain and function. Complications are rare, but like all surgery, it can result in infectio... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No: Stilt walking in not a cause of bowleggedness.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
For pain: Hip replacements are usually performed for arthritic pain of the hip joint that does not respond to non-operative therapy such as medications and phys... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
1 -3 months: Depending on strength of the patient, age, frequency of therapy, and type of surgery.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
For pain: When an artistic knee fails non operative therapy and becomes painful enough to interfere with normal activities, surgeons consider knee replacement.
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A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Revision surgery: She will require antibiotics for at least six weeks, followed by a second hip replacement surgery called a revision.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No: It is very rare to need a brace after knee replacement.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
1-3 hours: Actual surgery takes one to three hours depending on the experience of the surgeon.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Mcl tears rarely need surgery.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
None: Unfortunately, there are no supplements that have been proven to help prevent arthritis. The best preventative treatment is weight loss and exercise.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Needs evaluation: Some knees never attain full range of motion after replacement. However, your knee should be evaluated to insure that there is no issue such as loose... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No: Your knee is artificial and is unlikely to reapond to a cortisone shot.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Maybe: People vary tremendously in how long it takes to heal from surgery. If you are concerned please speak to your surgeon.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: It is no less or more safe than any other type of partial knee replacement.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Six weeks: As long as you are careful, there shouldn't be any problem.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No: The problem is worn out cartilage. The bone only becomes worn out later in the disease. Neither can be replaced well with natural tissue right now.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: There is no real time limit for having an ACL reconstructed. Waiting years can result in arthritis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No diagnosis: Massage is not a treatement for all possible hip problems. If you are still experiencing pain, you need to have your hip evaluated by a physician.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Possibly: As long as your hips can move into the correct position for a vaginal delivery, it won't be a problem.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
5-10 inches: The incision is made vertically over the kneecap. We use a minimally invasive technique that results in a smaller scar.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Pain: The pain is usually worse with activity and better with rest. It usually slowly gets worse with time.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: But it would be very unusual. Infections of a hip replacement can usually be treated successfully with surgery and antibiotics.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Infection: There are certain types of infection that can be transmitted through contaminated water. They are not common in the United States.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
4 to 6 weeks: Not all ankle fractures are the same. Healing depends on where the fracture is and the severity of it. A small number of these fractures require sur... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Immobilize: First aid for a long bone fracture consists of splinting or otherwise immobilizing the affected limb. After survey for other injuries, transport to a... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: In adults, bowlegs are usually due to arthritis and can only be corrected surgicially. In children, there are nutritional and developmental defects th... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
2-6 weeks: Depending on the surgery performed, it could be two to six weeks.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
6-12 weeks: Depending on the type of fracture, most of these injuries will require surgery. Afterward, it takes about six weeks for the bone to become structural... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Inflammation : The body's reaction to injury is inflammation. Inflammation has four symptoms - pain, redness, swelling and heat.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Very unlikely: But it's also unlikely to do any harm, if practiced correctly.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Moderate amount: Every patient has differing levels of pain. Some have little to none and some require narcotics for an extended period of time. The pain almost neve... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
You can't: Unless it has come out of joint many times, it requires a trained physician to relocate a dislocated shoulder.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No: There is no evidence that any of these foods are helpful for cartilage health.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: But it is extremely unlikely.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
2-12 weeks: Depending on severity and treatment.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Intercondylar notch: This is the name of the depression between the medial and lateral femoral condyles.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Falls: Some are due to osteoporosis alone and break spontaneously. Others can be due to trauma such as car accidents. A smaller number are caused by cancer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Surgery: Almost all open or compound fractures require urgent surgery.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
X-ray: X-rays are very accurate for fractures.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Any orthopedic surgery can result in complications like infection, blood clot or damage to nerves or blood vessels. These complications are very rare... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
Dec 22, 2015
highly recommend
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Waldman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
thanks, but all of the people that have been trying to find out why their shoulder and neck are in pain. i'm just looking for an easy way to explain this to my clients.
HealthTap member
I was born with congenital hip dysplasia, which never completely developed. Now I know that my fears are true, I will need a replacement.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Having had a recent wrist fracture with surgery needed your answer was appreciated.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE

Awards

Top Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgeon, First Place, Maryland - Winter
2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor
HealthTap ClubMD

Affiliations

The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics
The Johns Hopkins Department or Orthopaedic Surgery
OrthoMaryland
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