Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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.
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The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the four main ligaments connecting the femur to the tibia. If your ACL tears through completely, your doctor may recommend surgery to repair it.
The orthopedic specialists at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy in Baltimore work with patients to diagnose and provide some of the best treatment options for knee injuries, including MCL or ACL ligament tears.
The knee is stabilized by four ligaments:
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. The MCL typically is injured by a hit to the knee from the side. The ACL is injured with deceleration, pivoting and hyperextension of the knee which can happen in such sports as soccer, basketball and skiing.
MCL tear symptoms include:
ACL tear symptoms include:
Orthopedic doctors specializing in knee injuries often can diagnose MCL and ACL tears by performing a physical exam of the knee to look for knee instability. X-rays or MRIs also may be conducted diagnose a ligament tear in the knee.
A MCL tear in the knee most often is treated successfully with:
An ACL tear cannot heal on its own. More active individuals with a complete tear risk instability and permanent damage to the knee joint if the ACL tear is not treated. Treatment options for an ACL tear include:
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 MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, minimally invasive knee replacement and anterior approach hip replacement. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
Orthopedics and Joint Replacement is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
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Dr. John-Paul Rue is a Board Certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in the prevention and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise, including complex knee and shoulder reconstructions.
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