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Dr. Barry Waldman

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Owings Mills, MD
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Owings Mills, MD

Address

4 Park Center, Owings Mills, MD
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My office hours

Wednesday: 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.

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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Doctor Q&A

203 Answers
28 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia patella is a general wearing out of the cartilage under the knee cap. It often causes crunching sounds and pain in the front of the kn... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Swimming is one of the best all around exercises for strengthening. There is no evidence that swimming damages the hip.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: A short break is rarely a problem.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Not true: There is no evidence that golf damages the hip. Playing golf while walking (no cart) is an excellent exercise for most people.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: It is one of the known causes.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Surgery: Various congenital problems such as cerebral palsy can result in contracted, tight hips. These contractures can also be due to trauma or arthritis. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
A few common ones:: Bleeding, infection, blood clots, damage to nerves, arteries or veins, dislocation, fracture, failure to improve the pain, need for more surgery, shor... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
4-6 weeks: Once you are off narcotics and can walk with a cane, driving is usually safe. It can be a little quicker for a left hip replacement.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Tendon rupture: The patella, or knee cap, has two major tendons that attach it to the bones and muscles around it - the patellar tendon and quadricepts tendon. If th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
It depends: The decision to have a knee replacment is based on diagnosis, level of pain, age and activity level. Discussing your situation with an orthopaedic su... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Healthy diet: There is no specific diet that helps osteoarthritis.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
A few days: Most patients use crutches for 1 to 7 days.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Exercise stay thin: There are no medicines or nutritional suppliments that proven to stop arthritis, but keeping weight down and exercising cand delay arthritis symptoms.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: It cause cause pain and difficulty with activity due to the deformity. Bow legs can be treated with bracing or surgery.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
4-6 weeks: Depends of the severity.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
See a physician: A truly dislocated hip is a surgical emergency and requires admission to a hospital.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Pain and Swelling: Infections in joint replacements can be very hard to diagnose. Generally, doctors with use blood tests, radiographic tests, aspirations (a tap of the... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
1 day: We typically have patients walk the day after bilateral total knee replacement. They usually use a walker for 3-5 weeks and then a cane for 3-5 weeks... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
6 - 12 weeks: Most hip fractures will continue to improve for up a year after the injury. Most require surgery.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
A tendon injury: Sometimes, instead of a tendon tearing (a sprain) it pulls off the bone. It often takes a small piece of bone with it. This is called an avulsion fr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
3-6 months: The bone usually becomes solid around 6 weeks after injury, but for enough healing to occur to resume impact sports, can take quite some time.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: There is no diet that is known to affect osteoarthritis. Weight bearing exercise and weight control are most important to reduce symptoms and prevent... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Replacing the entire femur can be done, but it is rarely needed. Only patients with extensive cancer or many failed operations on the femur, might ne... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
An artificial hip: The hip joint consists of a ball and socket formed of bone and cartilage. The diseased bone is removed and a new ball and socket, usually made out of... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
You can't: Hgh has no know affect on knee cartilage.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
6 - 12 weeks: The knee may feel somewhat better by six weeks and much better by twelve weeks.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: It is possible but we don't recommend it due to the possibility of dislocation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Time: Some socket (acetabulum) fractures require surgery. Some heal well on their own, but all need six to twelve weeks to heal.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Therapy: Unfortunately, there are few good alternatives to severe arthritis of the hip. Medications, therapy and activity modification may help symptoms, but ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: There are many reasons for pain that don't necessarily involve cartilage.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Right away: We usually begin physical therapy a few days after surgery. Full return to contact sports can take up to nine months.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Small areas can be replaced arhroscpically. Larger areas can be replaced with partial knee replacements.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: There are no current arthritis treatments that use stem cells.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
6 weeks: Some patients require up to 3 months of therapy, but most are able to transition to a home exercise program six weeks after surgery.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Rotator cuff surgery should not cause much blood loss.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Physical therapy: Working with a physical therapist to increase range of motion, strength and improve gait is generally recommended. Patients usually start with a walk... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: The oxygen doesn't penetrate that deep.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: Only ten to twenty percent of patients require a blood transfusion after total knee replacement.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: I usually give one for three to six months.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: Might feel good on the skin, though.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: But there are many reasons it might be sore and few of them are serious.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
One day: Almost all of our patients walk the day of surgery or the next morning with a walker or crutches. Most can walk without a cane or walker by six weeks ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Mcl tears rarely need surgery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: There is no evidence that it is helpful in any way.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Physical therapy: Working with a physical therapist to increase range of motion, strength and improve gait is generally recommended. Patients usually start with a walk... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Before elective surgery like knee replacement, all infections should be treated to prevent infection of the new implant.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: I generally encourage exercise after joint replacement. It is important to maintain muscle tone, weight control and general health. I don't recommen... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
90 degrees or more: Can vary with each patient.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: There is research in this area but no treatments that are not considered experimental.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
6-12 weeks: Dending on the type of fracture.

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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.
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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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