Dr. Edward McFarland, MD


Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery | Male

Dr. Edward McFarland, MD
Dr. Edward McFarland, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery doctor who practices in Lutherville, MD. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. McFarland is affiliated with The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Patient Comments (14)
in Columbia, MD |
Excellent care and results for Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Answered all of my extensive technical questions and provided peer reviewed evidence supporting the efficacy of this invasive surgery. Great range of motion, relief from pain and excellent stability. Explained to satisfaction all my questions concerning shoulder contour changes expected. Recommend not waiting, since time equals bone loss wear the prosthesis needs to attach too. Doctor McFarland can explain the details.
in Dundalk, MD |
Outstanding, was referred to me by a friend that had both shoulders replaced and I couldn't have been more pleased by the results. He is very professional and always has students studying his every move which made me feel very comfortable with all his knowledge. I had my right shoulder replaced and was told by my therapist I healed very fast opposed to others. I can't say enough about how pleased I am with the results. If you have to have the operation, have him do it, you won't be sorry!!
Annapolis, MD |
Dr. McFarland and his team are great. No waiting to see the Dr. I was there to have both of my shoulders replaced. Dr. McFarland explained everything in lay mans terms and answered all of my questions and my wifes questions. I never felt rushed during an appointment. It has been 11/2 years for my right shoulder and 1 year for my left and I couldn't be happier. A great Dr. and his team is outstanding.
in Gaithersburg, MD |
clearly communicating. attentive, compassionate physician providing excellent care in both ambulatory and in-hospital post-op setting
in Lutherville Timonium, MD |
I had a MA injury in my left shoulder. I had physical therapy and ended up going to see 3 orthopedic doctors. Minimal effort. I finally found Dr. McFarland. He set a team of his assistants to film my range of motion & analyzed it. He then called me in to say he didn't know what was wrong but he'd go in anyway. He found it, fixed it, and I was able to use my shoulder for the first time in 2 years. Best ever, anywhere. My son's wrestling injury is next. Left shoulder. We're going straight to him.
in Baltimore, MD |
I was a patient 3 and 4 years ago and had both shoulders reconstructed which he did a completely stellar job on also his bed side manner is impeccable I have never been treated so well by any Dr his attentiveness to my situation and the way he treated my wife and children both before and after my surgery are the absolute best. You will not find another orthopedic surgeon as good as he on the entire east coast!!! Thank you Dr McFarland and staff you guys are second to none
in Herndon, VA |
I recommend Dr. McFarland to all people who need an experienced doctor in hard/unusual cases. Dr. McFarland saved my right shoulder after another doctor messed it up and I was loosing my arms mobility. No other doctor in my home base would touch my shoulder. Only Dr. McFarland conduct Revision surgery. My shoulder feels like brand new. I ended up replacing my other shoulder within 6 months of the first one and I have never been happier.
in waynesboro, pa |
Ok so I have NEVER left a review for any doctor, from any practice or for any reason until today. My experience with Dr. Edward McFarland and his entire Johns Hopkins staff was so amazing that I really felt I owed them all something in return. If you have seen an orthopedic surgeon for any reason and are within any reasonable distance (3 hour round trip for me) get a second opinion from McFarland. Or save some time and go there first! I sure wish I had, it would have saved me a lot of pain! A+++
in Frederick, MD |
My left shoulder was killing me. So I made the decision to have replacement surgery. Dr McFarland is best at what he does. I can lift my arm above my head now without severe pain. I glad I did it. Not to mention he is the friendliest doctor I've ever had.
in Kensington, MD |
My experience with Dr. McFarland was wonderful. From my first appointment to my last a year later after my shoulder replacement. He listens, communicates and defiantly knows his stuff. He has a great staff. I came in nervous and in a lot of pain and I was put at ease. My Surgery went great and the pain is gone and I have more motion then I have had in years. It has improved my quality of life greatly. If you need a shoulder doctor he is the best.
in Boonsboro, MD |
Top expert is shoulder replacements. Great doctor. Replaced both my shoulders and I feel like a new person. Dr McFarland has a great office, staff and associates. Feel fortunate if he is your doctor.
in Stevenson, MD |
Surgery went great, no pain in shoulder from the time I was taken to the OR. Dr McFarland is easy to talk to and responsive to all my questions. He made the whole experience very easy and made me feel that I had nothing to fear from the suergery, he was right.
in Winchester, VA |
I found Dr McFarland knowledgeable and a wonderfully skilled surgeon in addition to a great personality. I had a reverse shoulder replacement three years ago and I am totally back to normal with no pain.
Upper Marlboro, MD |
I highly recommend Dr. McFarland! He is kind and an excellent shoulder surgeon.
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Dr. McFarland's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Medical School
    University of Louisville

    Graduated in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clin

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Murray State University

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection