Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy offers a top rated team of surgeons, dedicated to advanced treatments of common and complex foot and ankle disorders.
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.
Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers the innovative Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure as an alternative to a traditional hip replacement for qualifying patients. Dr. Marc Hungerford, Director of Joint Replacement and Reconstruction at Mercy, has been trained specifically to perform Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, the first FDA-approved hip resurfacing system in the United States, helps preserve the hip joint for a longer period of time. The metal-on-metal hardware used during Birmingham Hip Resurfacing typically provides a longer life for the hip joint.
Patients who have their hips resurfaced participate in The Joint Journey at Mercy, an educational and rehabilitation program for patients who have knee or hip preservation or replacements.
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing removes less bone than a traditional hip replacement. During the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure, the orthopedic surgeon removes a small amount of bone and places a cap on the femoral head rather than replacing the femoral head and neck completely as is done during a hip replacement.
The best candidates for Birmingham Hip Resurfacing typically are younger and more active patients who are between 30 and 60 years old. Older patients may still be candidates if their bone is healthy enough to support the hip implant. Birmingham Hip Resurfacing provides many patients another clinical option to alleviate hip pain although some patients, especially those with osteoporosis, are more suited for a traditional hip replacement.
The benefits of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing include:
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing is typically one of the best treatment options when patients need a primary hip resurfaced due to hip arthritis, hip dysplasia or avascular necrosis in the hip.
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. Philip Neubauer is an orthopedic surgeon providing innovative, minimally invasive treatment options for joint preservation, replacement and reconstruction.
A woman returns to her active lifestyle after an anterior approach hip replacement at Mercy Medical Center.