LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Services

Orthopedic Services for Sports-Related Injuries in Maryland

Dr. Craig Bennett, M.D. Although Dr. Craig Bennett has spent much of his 20-plus years in orthopedics working with athletes, he is passionate about helping everyone remain active and engaged in life.  
Dr. Bennett performs complex reconstructive surgeries and oversees rehabilitation for sports-related injuries, serving many older adults or “weekend athletes” who are seeking joint-replacement or treatment alternatives. He is committed to seeking solutions that are unique to each patient’s condition, activity level and goals, including partial reconstructive surgeries, cartilage transplants and cutting-edge chronic pain treatments.

Individualized holistic treatment of orthopedic injuries

The Lifebridge Health Sports Medicine Institute team creates a truly integrated approach to care for athletes’ sports-related injuries, providing services including:

  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Arthroscopy of the hip, knee and shoulder
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, including double-bundle repair 

  • Cartilage transplant of the knee, osteoarticular transfer system or OATS procedure
  • Labral repair of the hip
  • Labral repair and stabilization of the shoulder
  • Meniscus transplant, partial or total knee replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Pain management
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Individualized, partial or comprehensive rehabilitation treatment
  • Care management for patients’ successful integration back into the community
  • Post-rehabilitation recovery plans for home, school or work, including consultation with family and coaches on when it is safe to resume participation in contact sports


Specialized Orthopedic Procedures Provide a Path to Get Back on Track

Double-bundle ACL repair - 
Many high-level athletes may benefit from the double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair procedure because it is more anatomic in nature and provides additional rotational stability. The procedure repairs both major fiber bundles forming the ACL (the posterolateral and anteromedial bundles), restoring the native location of size of each bundle.

Osteoarticular Transfer System (OATS procedure)

During the OATS procedure, healthy cartilage is transplanted into an area of a joint that has cartilage destruction due to wear and tear or injury. While this surgery is most often conducted in the knee, other joints may also benefit from it. Cartilage transplantation allows for the cushion of the joint to be reestablished, helping to slow the progression of arthritis and ease joint pain. Osteoarticular transfer system procedures can also decrease the clicking and popping sensation of the joint that often accompanies cartilage damage.  

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