Dr. Kenneth DeFontes, III, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon2803 York Manor Rd Phoenix MD, 21131
Dr. Kenneth DeFontes is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Phoenix, MD. Dr. DeFontes specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. DeFontes tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.
Education and Training
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Medical Degree 2011
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Johns Hopkins Children’s Center pediatric orthopaedics
- R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center trauma orthopaedics
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital foot and ankle surgery
- Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston
Dr. Kenneth DeFontes, III, MD's Practice location
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Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Kenneth DeFontes, III, who serves patients throughout the State of Maryland.
Dr. DeFontes III is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery, complex conditions of the lower extremity, lower extremity sports medicine, and general orthopaedics. He sees patients at the following Towson Orthopaedic Associates locations in Maryland: Towson (Bellona), Bel Air, Rosedale, and O’Dea (University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center).
With 38 extensively trained, board-certified surgeons and specialists serving Baltimore County and Harford County Maryland, Towson Orthopaedic Associates is committed to excellence at every step. The experts treat a comprehensive range of orthopaedic concerns, from disorders and diseases to overuse injuries and acute traumas, utilizing the most advanced techniques and technology available. Their commitment to personalized attention is the foundation of their patient-centered philosophy, helping patients achieve long-term health and mobility through customized, leading-edge treatment and procedures.
A 2011 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. DeFontes III went on to perform his residency in orthopaedic surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. During his training, he worked as a medical officer at the Food and Drug Administration in the Division of Orthopaedic Devices, overseeing the approval of various orthopaedic devices and implants.
Wanting to further his education, he completed his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He also completed additional training in trauma orthopaedics at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and in pediatric orthopaedics at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
During his orthopaedic training in both Baltimore and Boston, Dr. DeFontes III had the opportunity to take care of athletes of all ages, including local high school, college, and professional sports teams. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive techniques within foot and ankle surgery, with the goal of getting patients back to sports and athletic activities in a timely manner.
Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
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