Dr. Mark Slabaugh is a Board Certified, experienced sports medicine physician, providing diagnosis and treatment for a range of orthopedic injuries and concerns.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
The Vascular Center at Mercy provides vascular surgeons who treat conditions including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the legs and vein blockages.
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.
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Patients from across the greater Baltimore area turn to the orthopedic specialists at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy for their expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of hip conditions, including trochanteric bursitis.
Trochanteric bursitis, also known as hip bursitis, is an inflammation of the bursa. The bursa are fluid-filled sacs that provide a cushion between bones and soft tissues like muscles and tendons. Trochanteric bursitis can develop over time from repeated friction, excessive pressure, hip injury or muscle tears.
The most common symptom of hip bursitis is pain; either in the groin or the outer hip. Pain can range from a sharp pain to a dull ache. Some people suffering from trochanteric bursitis may notice swelling, tenderness, redness or fever. Many patients notice pain when walking down stairs or laying down on the affected hip.
A doctor will conduct a physical exam of the hip as part of the diagnostic process. A doctor may also request X-rays, bone scanning or MRI to rule out other injuries or conditions.
Possible treatment options for bursitis include:
If the bursitis is severe, a doctor will work with the patient to determine if surgical intervention is necessary. This is often the last option if all other treatment options fail.
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.