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An internationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Lew Schon is Director of Orthopedic Innovation at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy.
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.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, Mercy Medical Center is home to Orthopedics and Joint Replacement offering innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement and treatment options.
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 specialists at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy provide expertise in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Patients in the Baltimore region turn to our orthopedic specialists at Mercy to help relieve pain in their knees, hips, shoulder or hands due to osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is the destruction of the articular cartilage, or protective covering of the bone, in a joint. The cartilage cushions the bones as they move to provide smooth motion of the bones. Cartilage can wear down over time causing the cartilage to become rough and the bones to begin to rub against each other.
Osteoarthritis can be the result of trauma or infection, but also can develop as a result of age, being overweight or performing repetitive actions. Women tend to be more prone to osteoarthritis.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
Orthopedic specialists diagnose osteoarthritis by conducting a physical exam to check for swelling and range of motion in the painful joint. X-rays and MRIs may be performed to view the extent of cartilage damage.
Treatment options for osteoarthritis include:
When non-surgical treatments have not relieved the symptoms of osteoarthritis, orthopedic surgeons may recommend knee replacement surgery. Mercy's orthopedic surgeons are proud to offer MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing and MAKOplasty total knee replacement.
Mercy patient Linda explains the struggles she endured prior to hip surgery and the new life she encountered after getting her new hip through an advanced, minimally invasive hip replacement procedure.
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 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.
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.