Success Stories

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University of Maryland Orthopaedics is recognized as a regional leader in providing advanced orthopaedic treatment for adults and children. Meet some of our patients and read about their life-changing experiences. These are the sort of success stories that UM orthopaedics physicians and staff make possible every day.

Meredith Riley: Young athlete returns to active life after diagnosis and treatment of an aggressive bone lesion

Anastacio Ordonez: Life-saving surgery to treat chondrosarcoma allows young father to visit family in home country of El Salvador

Sue King: Double shoulder replacement with Dr. Gilotra allows patient to travel to Japan, spend time outdoors

Mark Luciw: Trauma patient thankful to Dr. Pensy for saving his arm, providing rehabilitation 

Wendy Nightingale: Scoliosis patient who thought she'd spend her life in a wheelchair now lives healthy, active lifestyle running marathons

Vienne Longway:  Young violinist back to doing what she loves thanks to Josh Abzug, MD.

Riley Shipley: Young athlete accurately diagnosed, cured by UMMC orthopaedic, vascular surgeons.

Katelyn Mitchell: Teenager has her leg saved by UMMC orthopaedic surgeons, Shock Trauma team.

Amy Smith: Kyphosis patient is 'eternally grateful' to Dr. Daniel Gelb after successful spinal surgery.

Stephen Little: Herniated disc patient discusses how he came to have spinal disc replacement surgery and the impact it had on his life.

Kimberly Salmeri: UM Spine Program patient Kimberly Salmeri vastly improved after scoliosis fusion surgery.

Arnold Honkofsky: Spinal stenosis patient credits UMMC's team approach with getting him on the road to recovery.

Casey Whelan: Cartilage transplant allows mother to keep up with her daughter and play sports again.

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