Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a Primary Care Doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Our Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advancing services and treatments for neurological disorders and neuromuscular diseases.
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.
Total hip replacement surgery of the left hip is depicted. The procedure includes the incision, exposure of the hip joint, removal of the arthritic femoral head, placement of the acetabular hip prosthetic component (socket), and placement of the femoral head prosthesis (ball).
At Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy, our team of orthopedic surgeons works with patients to develop the best treatment plan for their hip pain. Patients throughout Baltimore seek our surgeons for their expertise in traditional hip replacement surgery as well as their advanced skills and leadership in anterior hip replacement.
Hip replacement surgery relieves hip pain by replacing the diseased hip joint with an artificial joint. Prior to hip replacement surgery, an orthopedic surgeon will conduct an evaluation and take X-rays to assess the extent of the hip damage. Together the orthopedic surgeon and patient will decide if hip replacement surgery is the best treatment for a patient’s hip pain.
Hip replacement surgery can include:
During a traditional total hip replacement, a 10-12 inch incision is made on the side or back of the hip. The hip is accessed by cutting through muscles and tendons.
During an anterior approach to total hip replacement, a 4-5 inch incision is made on the front, or anterior, of the hip through natural muscle intervals, preventing the need to cut muscles or tendons.
A number of conditions can cause severe hip damage and pain, including:
If medications, changes in daily activities, and walking aids do not relieve pain, a hip replacement may be the best treatment option.
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.
Dr. Kamala Littleton specializes in joint, hip and knee replacement and reconstruction including anterior hip replacement, MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing, minimally invasive total knee replacement and ACL reconstruction.
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.