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Board Certified spine surgeon Dr. Clayton Dean treats a variety of spine conditions and offers advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques to his patients.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Cardiologists at The Heart Center at Mercy treat patients with heart conditions including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
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, orthopedic surgeons are dedicated to helping patients suffering from shoulder separation. Our doctors work individually with each patient to determine treatment options for a shoulder separation due to an AC ligament tear.
The AC, or acromioclavicular ligaments stabilize the shoulder joints. An AC ligament tear is a serious injury and a form of shoulder separation. The most common cause of an AC ligament tear is falling on the shoulder.
Symptoms of an AC ligament tear include:
An AC ligament tear is easy to diagnose when a deformity of the shoulder occurs. However, if there is not a deformity, an AC ligament tear can be more difficult to diagnose. It is important for patients to explain the exact location of their pain to an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder conditions. X-rays are then taken determine if there is a tear in the AC ligament.
Initial treatment for an AC ligament tear includes:
In severe cases when pain is persistent or the shoulder remains deformed after initial conservative treatment, surgical reconstruction of the ligaments is the recommended treatment option. Rehabilitation is needed following correction of the AC ligament tear.
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.
Dr. Joseph Ciotola is a top rated hip, knee and shoulder surgeon. His expertise in anterior hip replacement makes him one of the most sought-after orthopedic surgeons in the Baltimore region for hip replacement.