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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.
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy provides leading edge pain treatment options to patients throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
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.
Mako Technology is designed to help surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy. Your orthopedic surgeon will guide the Mako robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage. Then the surgeon will insert the knee implant.
The orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy are proud to be among the first in Maryland to perform MAKO® (MAKOplasty) total knee replacement, an alternative to traditional total knee replacement. Patients from across the Baltimore region seek the expertise of Mercy’s orthopedic surgeons for their leadership in providing innovative and advanced technologies.
MAKO total knee replacement is a treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and posttraumatic arthritis, and from moderate deformity of the knee.
MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology enables surgeons to more accurately position a patient’s joint replacement. The result is often a better, and longer-performing joint.
MAKO total knee replacement is an advanced knee replacement surgery performed with the MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology.
The process begins with a CT scan of the patient’s knee joint which is used to generate a 3D virtual model of the patient’s anatomy. This model is then uploaded on to the MAKO system software and is used to create a pre-operative plan, specific to that patient.
During surgery, the orthopedic surgeon guides the robotic-arm and is in control of it at all times. The system provides auditory, visual and tactile feedback, stopping the robotic-arm if necessary before bone can be removed outside the planned area. After diseased bone and cartilage are removed, the orthopedic surgeon places the implant in the knee. During the procedure, the surgeon can make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm.
The best candidates for MAKO total knee replacement typically have the following characteristics:
MAKO total knee replacement utilizes robotic technology that helps surgeons improve accuracy over traditional surgery and make adjustments for muscular and soft tissue alignment. The result allows patients to typically experience:
Patients with joint degeneration who haven't experienced adequate results with medication and other conservative treatments may be candidates for knee replacement surgery. Based on the severity of your condition, an orthopedic surgeon will help determine if a partial or total knee replacement is right for you and whether you’re a good candidate for MAKO robotic-arm assisted technology.
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.
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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.