MedStar Orthopaedic Institute achieves The Joint Commission advanced certification — 5 notes

Baltimore-based MedStar Union Memorial Hospital's MedStar Orthopaedic Institute received The Joint Commission's advanced subspecialty certification in shoulder replacement surgery.

Here are five things to know.

1. MedStar Orthopaedic Institute is ranked top 10 in the U.S. for the number of shoulder replacement procedures performed.

2. MedStar Orthopaedic Institute is also certified by The Joint Commission for spine surgery, hip replacement and knee replacement.

3. The 223-bed MedStar Union Memorial is the first hospital in Baltimore to receive spine certification by The Joint Commission.

4. MedStar's specialists perform complex and routine shoulder surgical procedures, including reverse shoulder replacement.

5. MedStar physician Jason Stein, MD, leads in outpatient shoulder replacements. Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Chief Anand Murthi, MD, specializes in minimally invasive stemless shoulder replacements.

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