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About the Center

Named a High Performing Hospital in Hip and Knee Replacement by U.S. News & World Report.

Mercy Medical Center, named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, is home to Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy. Orthopedics and Joint Replacement is one of the select Centers of Excellence within The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy.

The doctors, surgeons and clinical experts in Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy serve patients in Baltimore, Maryland and across the Mid-Atlantic region. Their services are complemented by Mercy orthopedic surgeons in Sports MedicineShoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Hip and Knee Surgeons Offer Relief for Joint Pain

Medical Director Dr. Marc Hungerford leads an experienced team of orthopedic doctors, including Dr. Joseph Ciotola, Dr. Louis Halikman, Dr. Kamala Littleton, and Dr. Philip Neubauer. Our top rated orthopedic surgeons, offer innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement surgical solutions for chronic joint pain, and treatment options for hip and knee arthritis and other joint disorders.

Dr. Hungerford, Dr. Ciotola, Dr. Littleton and Dr. Neubauer offer patients leading edge treatment options for chronic knee and hip pain, including:

Patients also seek the expertise of our Mercy orthopedic surgeons for:

  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Joint revision surgery
  • Minimally invasive joint surgery
  • Total and partial knee replacement
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Hip and knee arthroscopy
  • Avascular necrosis treatment

First in Maryland to Offer MAKO Partial Knee Resurfacing

Mercy Medical Center was the first hospital in Maryland to offer MAKO partial knee resurfacing, powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic system. Mercy orthopedic surgeons offer this breakthrough technology to patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the knee. MAKO surgery enables a more precise and consistent result to relieve knee pain while preserving healthy bone and tissue.

Mercy orthopedic surgeons are proud to be among the first in Maryland to offer MAKO total knee replacement, adding to their growing list of breakthrough and comprehensive treatments options. MAKO total knee replacement provides the same precision and accuracy as the MAKO partial procedure and offers patients with severe joint degeneration the opportunity to reclaim a natural range of motion in the knee.

Most Anterior Hip Replacements in Maryland

Mercy’s orthopedic specialists are among the first surgeons in Maryland to perform anterior hip replacements and are among the leading experts in Maryland. Patients from across the Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic region choose the Orthopedic and Joint Replacement surgeons at Mercy for their experience and expertise in this innovative approach to hip replacements.

Dedicated Hip and Knee Replacement Education and Rehabilitation

Mercy orthopedic surgeons are proud to offer The Joint Journey at Mercy. The specially designed orthopedic Joint Journey program is intended to guide our patients through the hip and knee replacement process. From pre-operative education to post-operative therapy, The Joint Journey at Mercy provides patients with information and tools that emphasize wellness, support a stress-free recovery and assist in a more rapid return to an active lifestyle.

State-of-the-Art Operating Rooms and Hospital Care

The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy has dedicated operating rooms in The Mary Catherine Bunting Center. The spacious operating rooms have been designed specifically to accommodate the technology, equipment and staff needed to perform orthopedic surgeries with precision, efficiency and effectiveness. Patients who require an inpatient stay move from the surgical suite to begin their recovery in gracious patient rooms on the orthopedic floor of The Bunting Center. Patient rooms are expansive and provide beautiful views of the Baltimore skyline.

The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Offers Comprehensive Approach to Orthopedic Care

The surgeons and clinical staff in Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy work in collaboration with their colleagues in The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy. Our orthopedic surgeons also partner with The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy to provide some of the best non-surgical treatment options for joint pain relief. Patients who may require physical therapy as part of their treatment plan are often seen in The Center for Restorative Therapies, an outpatient rehabilitation program at the Downtown Baltimore campus location.

Convenient Locations throughout the Baltimore Region

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy has offices in Downtown Baltimore as well as at Mercy Personal Physician sites throughout Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County and in communities across Maryland.

Awards and Recognition

Mercy Medical Center is proud that our dedication to providing patients with some of the best orthopedic treatments in the Mid-Atlantic region has been recognized nationally and locally:

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery - Healthgrades
  • High Performing Hospital in Knee Surgery and Hip Surgery - U.S. News & World Report
  • Dr. Marc Hungerford named to Baltimore magazine's Top Doctors
  • Dr. Joseph Ciotola named to Baltimore magazine's Top Doctors

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