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Dr. Michael Assayag

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Assayag treating a patient who has an external fixator on her leg at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael AssayagMichael J. Assayag, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult limb lengthening and deformity surgery, bow leg, knock-knee and rotational deformity correction. He performs pediatric and adult limb lengthening, limb reconstruction and foot and ankle procedures. He also treats traumatic injuries and bone and joint infections.

He earned his medical degree at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada, and completed his orthopedic surgery residency training there as well. He received fellowship specialty training in pediatric and adult limb lengthening and deformity correction here at the International Center for Limb Lengthening. Most recently, Dr. Assayag completed additional fellowship specialty training in adult foot and ankle and limb reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Assayag is a member of several orthopedic associations and volunteers on Team Sinai for surgical missions in Haiti. Born and raised in Quebec City in Canada, he takes pride in his French Canadian heritage and is fluent in French. In his spare time, Dr. Assayag can be found at a CrossFit gym or reading a book under a tree in a park.

Dr. Assayag sees patients at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and at LifeBridge Health at Foundry Row in Owings Mills.

Conditions Treated by Dr. Assayag

  • Pediatric and Adult Limb Lengthening:

    • Congenital and Developmental
    • Post-Traumatic
    • Post-Infectious
    • Post-Arthroplasty
    • Constitutional Short Stature (Cosmetic Stature Lengthening)
  • Limb Reconstruction:

    • Ilizarov Reconstruction Surgery
    • Knock Knees (Genu Valgum)
    • Bow Legs (Genu Varum)
    • In-toeing and Out-toeing (Tibial and Femoral Torsion)
    • Knee Contractures
    • Hip and Knee Replacement
    • Nonunions
    • Malunions
  • Foot and Ankle:

    • Ankle Arthritis
    • Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty
    • Joint Contractures
    • Bunions
    • Tendon Transfers
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)

  • Bone Defects

  • Pediatric and Adult Trauma Surgery

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Published Research Articles

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Patient Stories

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