Dr. Mark Pfaff, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Pfaff

Chesapeake Bone & Joint Center

160 Railroad Ave Elkton, MD 21921

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Dr. Mark Pfaff, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Elkton, MD. Dr. Pfaff has more experience with Hand/Wrist, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Union Hospital Of Cecil County. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pfaff to book an appointment.


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I have to admit I was a little nervous about seeing Dr. Pfaff my first appointment, several weeks ago, after I read some of the horrible reviews about him. Not one single negative comment I read about this Dr or his staff are true at all!! I have been dealing with knee pain for over a year, I was seeing a “5 star” rated Dr who basically wanted to keep giving me steroid injections in my knee to cover up the real problem. Dr Pfaff is by far the best orthopedic Dr I have EVER seen. He is extremely friendly, highly knowledgeable, speaks to you with respect and concern, talks to you in terms you understand, superb bedside manners and extremely thorough. His staff is super friendly and very thorough from the time you enter the building until you exit. I highly recommend Dr Pfaff to anyone!! I would give this Dr and his staff 10 stars if I could.
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Melissa Spratt – Feb 04, 2020
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went to him years ago when i needed knee surgery, everything was great. cut to today with a dislocated shoulder and he has turned into a rude dismissive person that not only seems like he is trying to get you in and out as quickly as possible, pushing you off on physical therapy and another appointment. hardly looks are your file and spouts off stuff i can google online. do yourself a favor and save your time and money.
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May 10, 2019
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Dr. Pfaff is an excellent Dr. I would trust him with my life. He has saved me from a lot of pain. I would recommend him highly.
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Bette in North Easst, MD – Jan 29, 2019
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Dr. Pfaff is very knowledgeable and told me exactly how it is instead of sugar footing around the problem. He has true morals since he wanted to help me conservatively instead of just cutting my knee open! When you have a lot of responsibilities its hard to just take off a few weeks for a surgery you don't even want to have but other doctors say that you need. He has helped me to return to my normal activities and really helped me get back to being active again. This man is the king of the knee!
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Aimee Lee – Jun 20, 2018
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Have been with Dr Pfaff for 3 years and have always gotten 5 star service. He also repaired my elder sisters broken arm and she had excellent care and recovery!
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R. Hewitt in Conowingo, Md – Mar 01, 2018
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This doctor doesn't take time with patients or give them time to talk. I felt like I was bothering him by taking time to explain my problem.
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ELKTON – Feb 19, 2018
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Dr Pfaff is a poor physician and is incredibly arrogant.
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Carol Smith in Elkton, MD – Nov 24, 2017
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I had a total knee replacement in Feb 2015 I have had nothing but problems and pain he has no compassion for my pain and a carefree attitude about the problem at hand I would not let him operate on my dog so do your homework before I didn't and will regret it for the rest of my life!!!! Beware hope this helps you from not making the same mistake
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Gary Wynegar in Elkton, MD – Jan 10, 2017
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I would never recommend him. My husband tore his ACL in half and also tore his minis us disc and Dr. Piaffe did his surgery 3 years ago and completely replaced his ACL with what he said was an ACL twice the size of what he had and that he would be better than ever. My husband has had nothing but trouble since his surgery 3 years ago. He's been in constant pain and cannot do many things anymore. He could not even continue in the fire department because his knee is too weak and painful.
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Elkton, MD – Jun 07, 2016
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Dr Pfaff did my total knee replacement and I am very satisfied with the outcome. He was very respectful and patient with me. I need my other knee replaced and I would definitely have him do the surgery.
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Brenda Roop in Elkton, MD – Jan 27, 2016
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Horrible, he was rude and didn't have time for questions or time for a work status report. Told me what I already know.
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Ashleyjenkens in Elkton, MD – Jan 16, 2016
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Dr. Mark Pfaff, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Elkton, MD. Dr. Pfaff has more experience with Hand/Wrist, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Union Hospital Of Cecil County. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pfaff to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Graduate Hospital
Residency Hospital
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

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(302) 999-8511

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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff performs Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Hip Fracture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff treats Hip Fracture more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Pfaff treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

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Dr. Pfaff's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Chesapeake Bone & Joint Center

Chesapeake Bone and Joint Center160 Railroad Ave Elkton, MD 21921
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Union Hospital Of Cecil County

Elkton, MD

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average