About The Center - Orthopedics & Joint Replacement at Mercy

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - A Best National Hospital in Orthopedics


Mercy Medical Center, named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, is home to Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy.

Medical Director Dr. Marc Hungerford leads an experienced team of orthopedic doctors, including Drs. Joseph Ciotola, Louis Halikman, Kamala Littleton, Philip Neubauer and John-Paul Rue. Our top rated orthopedic surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland, offer innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement and treatment options.

Drs. Hungerford, Ciotola, Littleton and Neubauer offer patients leading edge treatment options for chronic knee and hip pain, including:

Dr. John-Paul Rue specializes in sports medicine; offering arthroscopic repair of sports-related injuries, including complex knee and shoulder reconstructions.

Patients also seek the expertise of our orthopedic surgeons for:

  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Joint revision surgery
  • Minimally invasive joint surgery
  • Total and partial knee replacement
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Hip and knee arthroscopy
  • Avascular necrosis treatment

First in Maryland to Offer MAKOplasty® Knee Resurfacing

Mercy Medical Center was the first hospital in Maryland to offer MAKOplasty, powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic system. Our orthopedic surgeons offer this breakthrough technology to patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the knee. MAKOplasty enables a more precise and consistent result to relieve knee pain while preserving healthy bone and tissue.

Most Anterior Hip Replacements in Maryland

Mercy’s orthopedic specialists are among the first surgeons in Maryland to perform anterior hip replacements and perform the most procedures in Maryland. Patients from across the Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic region seek our orthopedic surgeons for their experience and expertise in this innovative approach to hip replacements.

Dedicated Hip and Knee Replacement Education and Rehabilitation

Our orthopedic surgeons are proud to offer The Joint Journey at Mercy. This program is designed specifically to guide our patients through the hip and knee replacement process. From pre-operative education to post-operative therapy, The Joint Journey provides patients with information and tools that emphasize wellness, support a stress-free recovery and assist in a more rapid return to an active lifestyle.

Specialty in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Dr. John-Paul Rue specializes in the prevention and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise. He treats patients of all ages with a focus on treating injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow, including ACL tears, meniscus and cartilage injuries, shoulder instability and rotator cuff injuries. He also sees patients with injuries such as overuse tendonitis, ankle sprains and fractures.

Division of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy. Our orthopedic surgeons also partner with The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy to provide some of the best non-surgical treatment options for joint pain relief.

Convenient Locations throughout the Baltimore Region

Our orthopedic surgeons see patients at our main office at Mercy Medical Center. The office is accessed directly from the McAuley Plaza Lobby. Our orthopedic doctors also see patients at Mercy’s Community Physician Sites:

Orthopedic surgery is performed in the state-of-the-art operating rooms in The Mary Catherine Bunting Center at Mercy. Following surgery, our patients stay in private rooms in The Bunting Center on a floor specifically dedicated to our orthopedic patients. The floor also includes a dedicated gym, only steps away, for immediate rehabilitation.

Awards and Recognition

Mercy Medical Center is proud that our dedication to providing patients with some of the best orthopedic treatments in the Mid-Atlantic region has been recognized nationally and locally:

  • Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report
  • Dr. Joseph Ciotola named to Baltimore magazine’s Top Doctors
  • Dr. Marc Hungerford named a Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine and by Castle Connolly Media through U.S. News & World Report
Meet Our Doctors: Orthopedics and Joint Replacement
Dr. Kamala Littleton, Orthopedic Surgeon
Kamala Littleton, M.D.

Dr. Kamala Littleton specializes in joint, hip and knee replacement and reconstruction including anterior hip replacement, MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing, minimally invasive total knee replacement and ACL reconstruction.

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Patient Story:
Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

A Mercy patient tells of her experience with a total knee replacement - one that went so well she later returned to Mercy to have the other knee replaced as well.

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