Dr. Sam Sydney, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 64

Dr. Sydney
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CAO OACM Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

910 Frederick Rd Catonsville, MD 21228

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Dr. Sam Sydney, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Catonsville, MD. Dr. Sydney has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sydney to book an appointment.

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4.7

Based on 48 ratings

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I have known Dr. Sydney over 15 years. I remember being at work and my knee locking up and a good friend recommended I see Dr. Sydney. It was pretty bad. He recommended I get meniscus repair immediately. I had no way to get to the hospital and Dr. Sydney offered to drive me from his office to the hospital. Unbelievable today!! This is a fabulous Doctor who genuinely care for his patients. I’m now having issues with the opposite knee. Of course I’m seeing Dr. Sydney. I only trust him! .
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Jacqueline Stanford – Oct 06, 2021
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Dr. Sydney has operated on me three times. Two of the surgeries were for a total knee replacement. The third surgery was to repair one of the knees because I fell and had to have further surgery. I was very upset because I felt terrible that I had “messed up” his good work! Dr. Sydney was calm and very reassuring that it was an accident that could happen to anyone! His demeanor is always kind, caring, and concerned! He was like that on my first meeting with him and has continued to be the same every time we have talked. I am very pleased with the surgeries! I am walking as I had done before my knees began to bother me. I have recommended him to my brother who also needs surgery !
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Katherine Sykes – Jun 18, 2021
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The initial visit and follow-up visit with Dr. Sydney was thorough and his treatment and recommendations produced positive results and relief. Most appreciated his professional demeanor and straight-forward application of his expertise. I highly recommend Dr. Sydney!
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Marc F. – Jun 02, 2021
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Dr. Sydney is thorough, and caring about the needs of his patients! He knows exactly what is needed for their recovery.
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Madge Johnson – May 08, 2021
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For several years, I've had excellent counsel from Dr. Sydney on some complex orthopedic issues. His patience, knowledge, ability to communicate complex information, guidance, and sense of humor have been present at every visit and appreciated by me every time. I have felt very included in decision- making and respected during every visit. All of this adds up to a sense of trust, and I do have trust in Dr. Sydney.
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Dr. Gloria R. Carpeneto – Apr 28, 2021
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the wait time was 40 minutes, i guess not too bad for an 11:15 apptmt. the worst thing at oacm is the check-in procedure. way too time consuming and difficult - especially for sr citizens like me. why not make it possible to check in at home?
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larry – Apr 01, 2021
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Excellent Doctor, exceptional "bedside manner". Tremendous person.
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T Cole – Mar 22, 2021
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I'm a stroke survivor with a compromised left side. My left hip has been a special problem for 3 years I have fallen several times landing on my left hip of course. This COVID shutdown has not helped my mobility either. I've been taking phys. therapy for 4 months and have not made much progress. I stay in perpetual PT and wanted to see a good orthopedist for an evaluation to get me out of this rut.. I've been concerned I have been doing too much too soon, and not giving my hip a chance to recover between falls, PT sessions, or from my own efforts at home. Dr, Sydney came highly recommended by a neighbor, and by the PT folks as well. I made an appt with him and had a very good examination experience with him. He was very encouraging and answered all my concerns and questions. He took his time with me. There was a short wait and the virus protocols were very reassuring. He basically recommended massages for the hip muscles and some different PT things to do. He's excellent.
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Steve Mitchell – Mar 13, 2021
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After 1 visit with Dr. Sydney, I appreciated the time he took to look holistically at my issues, despite my appointment for my hip. He discussed the impact of my back, hip and knees in combination and suggested PT and dry needling as a conservative approach to alleviating my gait issues and subsequent pain.
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Mar 05, 2021
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Dr. Sydney is the best. He is very personable and explains thoroughly the procedure he is going to perform. He shows you your x-rays and points out the findings. After one visit I felt confident that he was the doctor for me. I highly recommend.
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Feb 19, 2021
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Goes out of his way to find the correct replacement part, even though your body has many complications.
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I most definitely would recommend Dr. Sydney to anyone in need of any type of orthopedic repair or replacement. He always takes the time to explain everything to me and wants nothing but the best care for his patients.
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Cathie – Jan 15, 2021
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I went to see Dr. Sydney for knee pain. He took time to explain what was going on and gave me options. I am not pain free but I know what to do to make the pain better and hope that over time the issues will fade. Thank you Dr. Sydney for being patient, caring and sharing your knowledge.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donna Powell – Jan 09, 2021
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Dr. Sydney is a wonderful surgeon who has performed 3 surgeries for me...both knee replacements and 1 hip replacement. He has always been very patient and thorough in answering all of my questions and concerns. He always asks how I'm doing when I see him and he also notices any changes in my demeanor (even when I've said I was fine)! Before my first surgery, my sister sought him out and asked if he would be in the room while she prayed. Despite being on a tight schedule, he took the time to pray with us. His bedside manner is very comforting, something any patient would want.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Deborah Simmons – Dec 21, 2020
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Dr. Sydney is very caring and patient; as well as extremely thorough with his explanations. After researching those who perform anterior hip replacements, I watched all of Dr. Sydney's videos regarding joints, etc. I was impressed with his knowledge and scheduled a visit with him.
What went well
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QueenKat – Dec 10, 2020
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Excellent care and follow-up with Dr. Sydney. He has been my Orthopedic Surgeon for the past 20 years and I have had nothing but positive experiences and successful surgeries with him.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Fred – Nov 12, 2020
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Visit was efficiently handled. Dr. Sydney is an excellent doctor. He replaced my hip and I've not had any difficulty with it. I returned for a followup and to consult on back issue and he gave me great advice. Thank you Dr. Sydney.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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He is an Excellent doctor and I'm speaking on the experience I had with having a hip replacement at the terrific St. Agnes Hospital. He really turned my life around to being a lot more mobile without the pain I had beforehand. Also he is very attentive and takes the time to listen to what you have to say. Such a Professional Caring Doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Theodore Musiker – Oct 20, 2020
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He has a very good demeanor, excellent bedside manner. He is very upbeat and encouraging, answers questions and makes sure the patient has full understanding. The surgery on my wrist went very well with only the expected lasting effects that will naturally diminish with time. I am happy he was the surgeon at St. Agnes when I was there!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Biography

Dr. Sam Sydney is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with more than 33 years of experience. His areas of specialty include: Minimally...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Education

Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
Residency Hospital
University Of Md Med Sys
Residency Hospital

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Dr. Sydney frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Sydney specializes.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sydney

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sydney treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sydney treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 644-1880.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

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 Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Sydney is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Replacement
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Dr. Sydney's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle 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)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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CAO OACM Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland910 Frederick Rd Catonsville, MD 21228
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    • Tue: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Columbia Office10710 Charter Dr Columbia, MD 21044
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