Orthopaedics

  • Patient Success Story: Vienne Longway

    After Vienne fell off an 8-foot slide, she broke her wrist.  While they may seem to be common, fractures are not a routine condition, and are often not set correctly.  

  • Ankle Sprains

    One of the most common orthopaedic problems in emergency room is ankle sprains.  If not treated correctly the first time, ankle sprains can present a host of issues later in life. 

  • Flatfeet

    Hummira Abawi, DPM sees patients of all ages who have concerns about flatfeet.

  • Pediatric Clubfoot

    One of the most common congenital deformities Hummira Abawi, DPM sees in her clinic is pediatric clubfoot.  Clubfoot affects up to 1 to 1,000 births per year.

  • Heel Pain

    Hummira Abawi, DPM sees multiple patients every day who have heel pain.  One thing she always tells her patients, is that it’s not always plantar fasciitis, although that is the most common diagnosis.

  • Orthodics

    Many of the patients Hummira Abawi, DPM sees in her practice often complain about foot pain, even after they buy orthodics from their local pharmacy or drug store.

  • Hummira Abawi, DPM on High Heels and Foot Pain

    As a woman, Hummira Abawi, DPM, loves high heels.  However, as a podiatrist, Dr. Abawi has a few words of caution for those of you who love to wear your red bottoms whenever you get the chance.

  • Hummira Abawi, DPM on Pedicures

    Hummira Abawi, DPM knows more than anyone how satisfying a pedicure can be, especially in the summer months. However, she has a few pointers and suggestions to minimize your risk of infection.

  • UMMC Physician Profile Hummira Abawi, DPM

    Hummira Abawi, DPM is a podiatric surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle deformities, including the pediatric and adult populations. 

  • Physician Profile: Daniel Gelb, MD

    Daniel Gelb, MD, has been practicing spine surgery for more than 20 years.  He takes special interest in spinal deformities, and treats both children and adults with scoliosis and kyphosis. 


  • Adult Scoliosis: Treatment with Dr. Daniel Gelb

    Daniel Gelb, MD, discusses adult scoliosis and how the potentially debilitating disease can be treated well into the adult years of life.  He & the University of Maryland Spine Center team treat the disease conservatively, starting with physical therapy, then consider surgery after other options have failed.  

  • Pediatric Scoliosis

    Daniel Gelb, MD, explains what adolescent scoliosis is, and how it is treated by University of Maryland Spine Center team.

  • Cervical Disc Replacement

    The University of Maryland Spine Center is was one of the first centers in Maryland to begin doing disc replacement, and is still one of the centers that does disc replacement on a routine basis more so than other centers in the area.

  • Physician Profile: Farshad Adib, MD

    This short video introduces Farshad Adib, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Maryland Orthopaedics Associates (UMOA).  Dr. Adib focuses on the care of pediatric and adult patients with hip and knee disorders.

  • Hip Preservation Surgery at UMOA

    In this short video, Farshad Adib, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Maryland Orthopaedics Associates (UMOA), explains hip preservation surgery and how it benefits the patient.

  • Hip Surgery at UMOA

    In this short video, Farshad Adib, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Maryland Orthopaedics Associates (UMOA), discusses the different types of hip surgeries offered by our surgeons.

  • Types of Hip Replacement at UMOA

    In this short video, Farshad Adib, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Maryland Orthopaedics Associates (UMOA), explains the different types of hip replacements UMOA surgeons perform.

  • Total Hip Replacement Demonstration

    In this short video, Farshad Adib, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Maryland Orthopaedics Associates (UMOA), demonstrates what happens during a total hip replacement surgery.

  • Boston Marathon Team Physician: Farshad Adib, MD

    Farshad Adib, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Maryland Orthopaedics Associates (UMOA), has been a Team Physician at the Boston Marathon since 2013. He treats a wide array of sports injuries there, from heat cramps to hypothermia.

  • Patient Success Story: Riley Shipley

    Riley Shipley thought her athletic career was over, until she was correctly diagnosed and cured by physicians at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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