Dr. Mark Slabaugh is a Board Certified, experienced sports medicine physician, providing diagnosis and treatment for a range of orthopedic injuries and concerns.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, Mercy Medical Center is home to Orthopedics and Joint Replacement offering innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement and treatment options.
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 Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers top rated diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of common foot conditions. Our doctors provide expertise in the treatment of mallet toe.
Mallet toe is a deformity involving the lesser toes. In a mallet toe, the joint at the very tip of the digit flexes downwards towards the floor.
The second toe is commonly affected because this toe is often the longest, but any of the lesser toes may be involved. The most frequent cause of mallet toe is tight fitting shoes that compress the toes into a narrow toe box. When the toes are repetitively held in this position, the tendons and ligaments eventually become contracted which makes the deformity permanent.
The causes of mallet toe include:
Patients with mallet toes often complain of pain at the tip of the toe where the toe rubs against the floor. Symptoms of mallet toe include:
The orthopedic foot and ankle specialist will examine the mallet toe to determine if the deformity is flexible or rigid. This will help determine the type of procedure to perform if surgery is required. X-rays can help identify signs of trauma or arthritis.
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 one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.
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.