Knee Replacement Surgery Offered at Mercy Medical Center

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The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery. Patients from the Baltimore region seek the expertise and leadership of our orthopedic surgeons for their advanced skills in traditional and minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons are the first in Maryland to offer the innovative MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery relieves knee pain by replacing or resurfacing the damaged and worn surfaces of the knee. An orthopedic surgeon will conduct an evaluation and take X-rays to assess the extent of the knee damage. Based on the evaluation results, the orthopedic surgeon will work with the patient to decide if knee replacement surgery is the best treatment to relieve the patient’s knee pain.

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Types of Knee Replacement Surgery procedures:

Knee replacement surgery procedures can include:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
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How is Knee Replacement Surgery performed?

For a total knee replacement, a 6-10 inch incision is made in the front of knee. The damaged knee joint is removed and an implant inserted to form a new knee joint. A total knee replacement can be performed using minimally invasive techniques in which there is a smaller incision than the traditional knee replacement. 

A partial knee replacement is a minimally invasive procedure in which only the damaged parts of the knee joint are removed. Mercy’s orthopedic surgeons are the first in Maryland to offer MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, an innovative breakthrough procedure powered by RIO® robotic arm technology, for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

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When is Knee Replacement Surgery the best option?

Often patients experiencing severe knee pain are not able to perform everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs. Knee replacement surgery may be the best treatment option when medications, changes in daily activities and walking aids do not relieve knee pain caused by:

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Carolyn

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.

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Joseph Ciotola, M.D.

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Glenn

An avid golfer seeks out Mercy doctors twice to get a hip replacement and now he is healthy and back on the greens.

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