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Dr. Thomas Swope, Director of the Center, performs advanced minimally invasive procedures, including single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and robotic surgery using the da Vinci® surgical system.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, features some of the top surgeons of the Mid-Atlantic region. Our doctors provide experienced diagnosis and treatment for common foot and ankle conditions including Achilles tendonitis.
Achilles tendonitis, or Achilles tendinitis, is an overuse injury of the tendon that connects the calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone. This tendon, or band of tissue, is known as the Achilles tendon and is used in walking, running and jumping, among other activities.
Achilles tendonitis is caused by repetitive or intense strain on the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendonitis is common among runners and related athletes.
Achilles tendonitis may cause the tendon to swell and become inflamed. The result is typically pain which begins as a mild ache. More severe pain may result from continued use. Tenderness and stiffness may also be symptoms of Achilles tendonitis.
Your doctor will start diagnosis of Achilles tendonitis with physical exam. In some cases, imaging tests may be necessary to confirm your condition. The imaging tests may include:
Most cases of Achilles tendonitis can be treated with self-care measures. This might include a change in lifestyle habits, such as proper exercise and stretching. If cases are more severe, medications or physical therapy may be prescribed by your doctor.
The most severe cases of Achilles tendonitis may require surgery in order to remove or repair inflamed tissue. The doctors of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy will help patients determine the severity of their condition and the treatment plan that is right for them.
The top rated team of doctors and surgeons at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is recognized as one of the region’s best programs for foot and ankle reconstruction and injury. Our surgeons offer pioneering surgical care and innovative, one-of-a-kind treatment for foot and ankle conditions, including osteoarthritis, sprained ankle, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendinitis, flat feet, heel pain, foot and ankle trauma, nerve problems and problems of the big toe. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, is highly regarded for her expertise in foot and ankle disorders.
Remember the acronym RICE when you sprain your ankle: rest, ice, compression, elevation. When pain persists after a day, see a doctor.