Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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.
Surgical Oncology at Mercy is recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for its expert cancer surgeons who treat patients with melanoma and abdominal/stomach and/or GI cancer.
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.
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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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Total knee joint replacement surgery of the right knee is depicted in this 3D animation.
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 and are now proud to offer MAKOplasty total knee replacement for patients with severe joint degeneration.
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.
Knee replacement surgery procedures can include:
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.
For a traditional 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. Mercy's orthopedic surgeons are now proud to offer MAKOplasty total knee replacement. This minimally invasive procedure provides the same precision and accuracy as MAKO's partial procedure and offers patients with severe joint degeneration the opportunity to reclaim a natural range of motion in the knee.
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:
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.
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.
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Dr. Marc Hungerford, Chief of Orthopedics at Mercy, specializes in adult joint replacement, including hip and knee replacement. He is an expert in performing MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing and anterior hip replacement.
A woman returns to her active lifestyle after an anterior approach hip replacement at Mercy Medical Center.