Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy is a leading neurosurgical center offering state-of-the-art technologies and clinical expertise to provide advanced treatment options.
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Orthopedic surgeons at The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore offer innovative surgical options and clinical expertise for shoulder conditions. Patients suffering from shoulder pain seek Mercy's doctors for their expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries including reverse total shoulder replacements and total shoulder replacements.
Reverse total shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the shoulder’s ball and socket in the opposite location than the original anatomy of the shoulder joint. In a reverse total shoulder replacement, the ball is inserted where the socket had been located and the socket is inserted where the ball had been located.
With a reverse total shoulder replacement, the ball and socket are reversed from a total shoulder replacement in which the ball is replaced with the ball and the socket with a socket.
Candidates for a reverse total shoulder replacement include patients who have:
A reverse total shoulder replacement is the best treatment option for patients who have a complete rotator cuff tear or cuff tear arthropathy. A reverse total shoulder replacement does not rely on the rotator cuff to help with arm motion like the original shoulder anatomy or a traditional total shoulder replacement do.
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.