Dr. Clayton Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on upper extremity areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has specialized Fellowship training in advanced hand surgeries.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
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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Patients from the Baltimore region turn to Dr. Vipul Nanavati at The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center for his expertise and advanced skills in the diagnosis and treatment of wrist injuries such as wrist ligament tears.
Ligaments in the wrist connect the tiny wrist bones together. Wrist ligaments also connect the wrist bones to the arm and hand. Wrist ligament tears cause the function of the wrist to be disrupted. Falls are the most common way wrist ligaments can be torn or injured.
Wrist ligament tear symptoms include:
An orthopedic doctor specializing in wrist and hand injuries can diagnose a wrist ligament tear by taking a medical history and performing a physical exam. X-rays and MRIs are taken to have a better view of the tear and its location.
Wrist ligament tear treatment can include both non-surgical and surgical options. A cast or splint may be used to keep the wrist immobilized and rested and anti-inflammatory medication may be recommended. An orthopedic surgeon specializing in wrist and hand injuries may perform an arthroscopy to view the extent of the tear and also repair the wrist ligament tear at the same time.
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.