Dr. Hina Ghafoor is a Board Certified primary care doctor who cares for patients of the Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Westminster and Eldersburg communities at Mercy Personal Physicians at Reisterstown.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
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.
Anterior Ankle Fusion
Arthroscopic Ankle Fusion
Lateral Transfibular Ankle Fusion
At The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, our top surgeons are among the best in performing innovative ankle surgeries, including ankle fusions.
An ankle fusion, or ankle arthrodesis, is an operation that glues together or fuses the ankle joint. The ankle joint is responsible for more than 75 percent of the up and down movement of the ankle. With the ankle fused, no further upward movement is present but a limited amount of downward movement is possible. The in and out movement of the heel joint is not affected by an ankle fusion.
An ankle fusion can be performed through two tiny incisions, referred to as the mini-arthrotomy procedure for ankle fusion. Three screws are routinely used for an ankle fusion. They are buried in the bone and do not need to be removed.
An ankle fusion may be the best treatment option for certain patients with ankle arthritis that is not relieved with conservative options. Selected patients with previous ankle injuries also may benefit from an ankle fusion.
An ankle fusion may be a good option for certain selected individuals who are not good candidates for a total ankle replacement. The success rate of ankle fusion is good provided techniques are used that use small incisions. Exercise is possible following an ankle fusion but very few running type activities, ball or racquet sports are going to be possible.
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. Gary Pichney is a podiatrist specialized in advanced surgical techniques with expertise in forefoot, rear foot and ankle surgical reconstruction, sports medicine and amputation prevention in the diabetic foot.
Remember the acronym RICE when you sprain your ankle: rest, ice, compression, elevation. When pain persists after a day, see a doctor.