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.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advanced treatments for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.
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.
At The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, orthopedic surgeons provide expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow conditions, including golfer’s elbow. Mercy's doctors work with patients to provide the best treatment options available to help relieve their golfer’s elbow symptoms.
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) causes pain on the inside of the elbow due to damaged tendons and muscles that control the wrist and fingers. Repetitive movements of the wrist and fingers can injure these tendons and muscles. Golfer’s elbow can develop by participating in repetitive motion activities such as golf, throwing sports, racket sports, or improper weight training. Golfer’s elbow is different than tennis elbow in which pain occurs on the outside of the elbow.
Symptoms of golfer’s elbow include:
Golfer’s elbow can be diagnosed by taking a medical history and conducting a physical exam. X-rays may be taken to rule out other possible elbow, wrist and hand conditions such as arthritis or fractures.
Treatment options for golfer’s elbow include:
If symptoms persist for more than a year, surgery may be a treatment option in order to repair the affected tendons by removing the damaged tissue.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, including but not limited to bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Mercy Medical Center has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, placing it among the top shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand hospitals.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
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Dr. John-Paul Rue is a Board Certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in the prevention and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise, including complex knee and shoulder reconstructions.