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Expert in hip and knee replacement surgery
Specializes in non-operative arthritis care
Skilled in fracture treatment
Prioritizes minimal recovery time
Offers outpatient procedures
Provides comprehensive physical therapy
Utilizes cutting-edge technology

Meet Dr. Ulric Bigby

Dr. Ulric Bigby, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and complex reconstructive surgery.

With nearly a decade of experience, he has a patient-centered approach and enables same-day discharge. He is dedicated to returning you to your normal life as swiftly as possible.

Solving Arthritis Pain

The Power of Non-Operative Care
Experience immediate relief with steroid injections
Enhance joint mobility through hyaluronic acid injections
Effective pain management strategies
Innovative genicular artery embolization for lasting comfort

Regain Mobility with Outpatient Knee Replacement Surgery

Eliminate arthritis pain
Out-patient procedure with minimal downtime

Outpatient Hip Replacement Surgery

Multiple hip replacement techniques, including anterior surgery
Restore your mobility
Tailored approach to each patient’s unique needs

Experience the Benefits of Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Improved surgical precision
Enhanced alignment

Get Help Moving Again

After undergoing hip replacement or knee replacement surgery, we offer on-site physical therapy services to help you regain your life as quickly as possible.

Revolutionize Healing with Platelet-Rich Plasma

Natural Treatment, Remarkable Results

Embrace the power of PRP injections, a treatment method that utilizes your own blood to stimulate healing.

Experience significant pain relief and faster recovery from various conditions.

Choose Comprehensive Joint Care: 
Your Path to Faster Recovery and Lasting Mobility

What Our Patients Have to Say

Top Rated Orthopedic Doctor on Google
4.9 stars out of 5 with over 58 reviews
Dr Bigby is our family hero!! Full hip replacement on our 91 yr old mom! Excellent communication skills, very personable and a joy to work with. Fabulous experience with him and his staff. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! I would give more than 5 stars if I could!!
- M.K
Dr Bigby is awesome. He replaced my right hip in late Jan 2023; I had no pain, post op, still have no pain in May, and the new hip is great! It was very much like “plug and play”….I could walk immediately, and have been able to make steady strengthening progress ever since. Swimming now, biking….it’s been a good journey
- L.M.
I ruptured my patellar tendon early June. Dr. Bigby is an amazing surgeon. I am now walking without a brace and couldn’t be happier. Thank you Dr. Bigby for the amazing care!
- R.B.

Asked Questions

• Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we are accepting new patients. You can call our office closest to you. We have three locations in Maryland: Hanover (410) 768-5050, Arnold (410) 349-9930, and Kent Island (410) 643-3410. You can book a consultation online.

• What type of knee replacement surgery do you offer?

We offer three different types of knee replacement surgery depending on your needs. We offer partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, and revision knee replacement surgery. Your knee replacement may be done with robotics.

• What type of hip replacement surgery do you perform?

Dr. Bigby does hip replacement through a direct anterior or posterior approach. He tailors his approach to hip replacement to each patient. He also does revision(redo) hip replacement surgery.

• Where are you located?

We have three convenient locations in Maryland to serve our patients better. You can schedule a consultation at any of our three locations:

7467 Ridge Rd., Suite 140
Hanover, MD 21076

1521 Ritchie Hwy., Suite 201
Arnold, MD 21012

1630 Main St., Suite 108
Chester, MD 21619

• What are the benefits of robotic knee replacement surgery?

Robotic knee replacement surgery offers several benefits, including enhanced precision and accuracy. The robotic-arm-assisted technology allows for exact placement and alignment of the knee implant.  The technology allows the surgeon to make a custom plan based on each patient's unique anatomy. 

• What options do you offer for non-operative arthritis care?

Dr. Bigby offers a variety of non-operative arthritis care options. These include:

  • Injections - To help reduce inflammation and pain
  • Pain management strategies, such as medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes 

We also offer genicular artery embolization, a new and innovative minimally invasive procedure that helps reduce knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.

• What is the recovery like after knee replacement surgery?

The recovery process after knee replacement surgery can vary depending on the individual and the type of surgery (total, partial, or revision). 

Generally, patients will start walking immediately after surgery to promote blood flow and aid recovery. Physical therapy also plays a crucial role in recovery, helping restore strength and mobility. We offer physical therapy to help ensure you enjoy a full recovery. 

The full recovery period can range from a few weeks to several months.

• What is the recovery process like after hip replacement surgery?

Patients are encouraged to start moving as soon as possible after hip replacement surgery. Physical therapy is also vital, helping patients regain strength and stability. In the initial weeks, patients might need aids like a walker or a cane.

The overall recovery period can vary widely, but most people can return to normal activities within 1 to 3 months. Pain and swelling gradually reduce during this period, and it's essential to follow all post-operative care instructions to ensure a successful recovery. We offer physical therapy to assist in your recovery process. 

• What is robotic knee replacement surgery?

Robotic knee replacement surgery is a technologically advanced procedure where surgeons use robotic-arm-assisted technology to precisely perform the surgery, ensuring more accurate placement and alignment of the knee implant.

• What is revision knee replacement surgery?

Revision knee replacement surgery is a procedure that involves replacing a previously implanted artificial knee joint, or prosthesis, that has failed due to wear, loosening, infection, or other complications.

• What is partial knee replacement surgery?

Partial knee replacement surgery, also known as unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure where only the damaged part of the knee is replaced, preserving as much healthy bone and tissue as possible.

• What is anterior hip replacement?

Anterior hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is accessed from the front of the body. This approach allows for less disruption of the surrounding muscles and tissues, leading to potentially less pain and faster recovery times post-surgery.

• What is revision hip replacement surgery?

Revision hip replacement surgery is performed when a previous hip replacement fails or wears out. This procedure involves removing the old implant and replacing it with a new one. It's typically more complex than the initial surgery due to factors like bone loss or scar tissue.

• What is minimally invasive hip replacement surgery?

Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery involves using smaller incisions and less disruption of the surrounding tissues compared to traditional hip replacement surgery. The goal is to reduce post-operative pain, shorten the hospital stay, and accelerate the recovery process while achieving the same long-term outcomes as traditional surgery.

Our Locations


7467 Ridge Rd., Suite 140
Hanover, MD 21076
Phone (410) 768-5050


1521 Ritchie Hwy., Suite 201
Arnold, MD 21012
Phone (410) 349-9930

Kent Island

1630 Main St., Suite 108
Chester, MD 21619
Phone (410) 643-3410

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