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Dr. Cyrus Lawyer provides a full range of obstetric and gynecologic services to women of all ages in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
The Vascular Center at Mercy provides vascular surgeons who treat conditions including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the legs and vein blockages.
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.
Patients from the Baltimore and Mid Atlantic region seek the surgeons at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy for their expertise in cartilage repair. Our foot and ankle surgeons are specialists in determining the best treatment options to repair cartilage damage.
Cartilage can be damaged when an ankle injury occurs. The role of cartilage is to help with the smooth gliding of the bone joints. When the cartilage is damaged due to an ankle injury, the joints do not function properly which can cause pain and possibly the development of ankle arthritis. Repairing the cartilage helps the joint to function more normally.
There are different approaches to cartilage repair. The most common approach to cartilage repair is to perform arthroscopy to trim the damaged cartilage or drill holes in the bone to develop scar tissue which acts like new cartilage. Advances in cartilage repair include using stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow or new cartilage materials.
Patients who have experienced an ankle injury may be good candidates for cartilage repair. Ankle arthritis may develop if damaged cartilage is not repaired.
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.
An active retiree embarks upon a second career but finds himself slowed down by arthritis in both feet. After surgery at Mercy he finds himself on the move once again.