Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute

Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute

Orthopaedic Services


The Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute surgically treats patients with conditions relating to muscles, bones and soft tissues. Depending on a patient’s specific medical condition, alternative surgical procedures can be utilized to correct the condition. The most common procedures performed at the Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute are the following:

  • Foot and ankle procedures: total ankle surgery; ankle arthroplasty (replacement); flatfoot procedures; and several other related procedures.
  • General Orthopaedics: Able to work on all areas of the body, and can perform total joint replacement and fracture management.
  • Hand and wrist procedures: endoscopic carpal tunnel release; wrist arthroplasty (replacement/reconstruction); small joint/finger joint replacement.
  • Hip Replacement: anterior, posterior-lateral and superior procedures.
  • Knee replacement: minimally invasive total replacement; partial joint Replacement; total replacement.
  • Shoulder repair/replacement: rotator cuff repair; total shoulder replacement; shoulder arthroscopy for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Spine surgery: neck (cervical); mid-back (thoracic); back (lumbar); low back (sacral). Note: selected spine conditions may be treated non-surgically under the guidance of Institute physicians.
  • Sports Medicine: ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) repair and Achilles tendon repair and/or lengthening.


Recognizing that all procedures performed by Institute physicians are contemporary and up-to-date, there are several procedures that truly differentiate Bethesda’s Orthopaedic Institute from other programs and they are:

Hip Replacement: In addition to the anterior and posterior-lateral procedures, an Institute surgeon is uniquely qualified to perform the SuperPATH procedure. Resulting in minimal blood loss, shorter recovery time and little to no post-operative hip precautions, the procedure is minimally invasive and is performed only through the Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute. For a detailed explanation of the SuperPATH procedure, click here.

Knee Replacement: Knee replacement procedures are minimally invasive and can engage a navigational guidance system that significantly reduces operating room time and enhances the alignment of the bones. As is true with hip replacement procedures, all patients are walking on the day of the surgery thereby reducing the length of stay in the hospital. Using a dedicated gym and dining room on the unit, patients are rehabilitated rapidly and expeditiously reoriented to every day life. Our primary focus is to help all patients regain a desired quality of life.