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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
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.
The experienced spine surgeons of The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, provide evaluation and treatment for vertebral compression fractures.
A vertebral compression fracture (VCF) is a break in any of the round, cylindrical bones that make up the spinal column through which the spinal cord passes. Vertebral compression fractures most often occur in the thoracic (middle) and lumbar (lower) areas of the spine. These fractures may vary in severity and may be caused by the following:
Symptoms of vertebral compression fractures (VCF) can vary in severity and may depend on the location. Common symptoms include:
To diagnose VCF, you doctor will start with a review of your medical history and a physical exam. The following tests are commonly used to diagnose VCF:
Treatment for vertebral compression fractures (VCF) depends on the location and severity of the fracture. Mild fractures may be treated with rest and medication. In some cases, patients may need to wear a back brace to support the healing process and aid in movement. More severe cases of VCF may require spine surgery, such as vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, to repair the fractured bone with bone cement. Your doctor will help you determine what treatment options are the most effective for your condition.
The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, features some of the best spine experts of the Mid-Atlantic region dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of complex spine disorders, including scoliosis, osteoarthritis, stenosis, degenerative disc disease and spondylolisthesis. Our doctors at The Maryland Spine Center work with each patient to determine the most effective and minimally invasive treatments available while offering an atmosphere of care and support. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.
The Maryland Spine Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Justin Park is a Board Certified orthopedic spine surgeon with The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Michele had trouble walking the stairs due to pain from a herniated disc. Minimally invasive surgery helped eliminate her pain.