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Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advanced treatments for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.
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 orthopedic surgeons at Mercy are dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment for joint replacement, including pre- and post-surgical care through recovery.
Joint replacement surgeries are some of the most common procedures performed. Only a small percentage of patients will develop an infection after surgery. An infection can happen either at the skin level or internally at the joint. An infection can develop shortly after surgery in the surgical site or years later from bacteria in another area of the body that has traveled to the joint implant.
The most common symptoms of an infection in the joint are:
When diagnosing an infection, the doctor will perform a physical exam and order other tests to determine the extent of the infection. Other tests may include:
After assessing the extent of the infection, the orthopedic specialist will work with the patient to determine the best course of treatment. Depending on the severity of the infection, surgical or non-surgical treatment may be recommended. Oral antibiotics, debridement (removal of infected tissue) or additional surgery may be required to remove the infection.
The top rated orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offer innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement and treatment options for conditions, including avascular necrosis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, AC ligament tears, MCL and ACL ligament tears, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Doctors at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement were among the first in the region performing MAKO partial knee resurfacing, minimally invasive knee replacement and anterior approach hip replacement. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.
Orthopedics and Joint Replacement is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Joseph Ciotola is a top rated hip, knee and shoulder surgeon. His expertise in anterior hip replacement makes him one of the most sought-after orthopedic surgeons in the Baltimore region for hip replacement.
An avid golfer seeks out Mercy doctors twice to get a hip replacement and now he is healthy and back on the greens.