Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a primary care doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Dr. David Riseberg, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, leads a team of Board Certified physicians who provide compassionate care and comprehensive treatment plans.
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 surgeons at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy in Baltimore specialize in providing the best treatment options, including foot fusion, for foot conditions such as arthritis or deformity.
Foot fusion surgery is commonly performed to treat arthritis or deformity. Normal joints have healthy cartilage covering the bones on both sides providing smooth, painless motion.
When the joint is damaged or arthritic, motion becomes painful and stiff. In these cases, fusing or “gluing” together the two bones on either side of a joint may provide pain relief and improved mobility.
A fusion is achieved by surgically removing the cartilage on both sides of a joint and perforating the surface of the underlying bone. The two bones are then compressed together with screws or plates and over time will heal together into one fused bone. When this happens, there is no further joint motion but the arthritis pain is relieved.
In cases where there is deformity of the foot or ankle, the bones are realigned into the normal anatomic position before they are fused. Once healed, the deformity should never return.
Patients with big toe arthritis, known as hallux rigidus, are often treated with a first metatarsophalangeal joint fusion.
Midfoot arthritis, either from osteoarthritis or previous injury, is treated with a midfoot fusion.
Finally, patients with hindfoot arthritis, most commonly from severe flatfoot deformity or a previous fracture, are typically treated with a triple fusion.
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.
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Dr. John Campbell treats routine and complex foot and ankle disorders, including osteoarthritis, sprained ankle and Achilles tendinitis, as well as total ankle replacement.
Remember the acronym RICE when you sprain your ankle: rest, ice, compression, elevation. When pain persists after a day, see a doctor.