About The Center - The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy
The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center combines nationally renowned surgical expertise and pioneering new technology to offer programs in advanced foot and ankle care, complex spinal deformities, upper extremity conditions, including shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, as well as joint replacement and reconstruction.
When patients need the best-of-the-best in orthopedic care they often look to Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore for the top rated expertise offered by our orthopedic specialists.
Mercy has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery by Healthgrades, as well as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs by Becker's Hospital Review.
Mercy is proud patients from across the Mid-Atlantic region and throughout the nation have sought the renowned care of our doctors, surgeons and orthopedic Centers of Excellence:
New Techniques in Knee and Hip Surgery
The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy, led by Dr. Marc Hungerford, Chief of Orthopedics at Mercy, is distinguished by many firsts and ground-breaking advances in orthopedic care. Dr. Hungerford is the first orthopedic surgeon in Maryland to have performed MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, a minimally invasive knee procedure powered by RIO Robotic Arm Technology. Mercy’s Orthopedic and Joint Replacement surgeons are among the first in Maryland to offer MAKOplasty total knee replacement and are exceptionally skilled in the anterior approach to hip replacement – a technique that usually has patients up and walking within days of surgery.
Advanced Foot and Ankle Care
Dr. Clifford Jeng leads an impressive team of surgeons in The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction where they treat every type of ankle problem imaginable. From routine ankle sprains and foot injuries to complex reconstructive surgeries to rebuild an ankle or reattach a foot, Mercy’s foot specialists continue to raise the bar of excellence. Dr. Jeng, along with his orthopedic associates, train doctors from around the world on the latest advances in the field.
Life-changing Treatments for Spine Disorders
Patients who know the excruciating and debilitating pain from back, neck and spine disorders often find the answers they need from Dr. Charles Edwards of The Maryland Spine Center. Dr. Edwards, founder of The Maryland Spine Center, has dedicated his medical career to creating and perfecting life-changing devices and techniques that help patients with complex spine disorders. His son, also Dr. Charles Edwards, now works with an esteemed group of spine surgeons and back specialists, to carry on The Maryland Spine Center’s celebrated legacy of extraordinary patient care, exceptional surgical advances and patient proven results.
In addition to an orthopedic option for managing spine conditions, Mercy's team also includes expert neurosurgeons, who provide advanced spine care, utilizing state-of-the-art, O-arm technologies for real-time, high-definition imaging and surgical instrument guidance.
Healing Upper Extremity Injuries
Mercy's team of upper extremity surgical experts put the orthopedic spotlight on those injuries that touch the everyday movements of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Our reliance on having full use of our upper extremities, especially use of our hands and shoulders, is something many of us take for granted until that movement, dexterity and nimbleness is compromised. That’s when patients turn to Mercy for expert treatment options. Medical advances come from clinical leadership, which is why The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy is the choice for patients throughout the Maryland region.
Comprehensive Care for Orthopedic Patients
The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy offers patients a number of added benefits including a dedicated inpatient orthopedic floor in The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, Mercy’s Main Hospital. Expansive, homelike rooms offer patients a setting to recover following surgery that is soothing, comforting and yet still equipped with state-of-the-art bedside technology to keep patients and nurses in touch at all times.
The Orthopedic Specialty floor is staffed with specially trained orthopedic nurses and a dedicated team of physical therapists from Mercy’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Services, which offers Occupational and Physical Therapy. The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital has a dedicated gym for rehabilitation services and is known for its Joint Journey program, a pre-to-post surgical patient initiative to ensure knee and hip replacement patients follow a best-in-practice regimen of care. The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy also works with our team of specialists in The Center for Restorative Therapies to provide targeted therapeutic support, when appropriate, so that patients are able to get all of their necessary services in one convenient location.
Whether you’re looking to put your best foot forward or wanting to “high five” a job well done, look to The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy for the doctors and specialists who are ranked among the best.