Specialties

  • Orthopedic Conditions & Treatments

  • Orthopedic physicians at Mercy Orthopedic Associates offer comprehensive care for conditions of hip, knee, shoulder, hand and upper extremities, and foot and ankle. 

  • Hip

    The hip joint is where the leg and pelvis come together, with a ball and socket joint, to permit motion. The bones of the hip joint include the femur, or thigh bone, the top of which is ball-shaped, and the acetabulum, or the “socket” which is part of your pelvis.

    Aside from having bones, the hip joint also has muscles, ligaments and cartilage, all of which have a particular role in working together in normal hip function. Some or all of these can malfunction or deteriorate in an arthritic hip

    In normal function, such as walking, bending or straightening, the end of the femur moves within the acetabulum. The inside of the smooth cup acetabulum is covered with cartilage, but can become rough with wear or arthritic changes. The end of the femur is also covered with cartilage, which is normally a very smooth, low-friction material that is about a fourth to half an inch thick. The smooth, white gristle at the end of a chicken bone is essentially the same material. Cartilage responds well to normal motion and the loads that come with everyday activities, such as walking and jogging, which stimulate the maintenance of this vital tissue. Despite its durability, cartilage tissue can wear out over time.

    Mercy’s orthopedic surgeons provide the following surgical procedures and treatments regarding injuries to the hip: 

    • Anterior total hip arthroplasty
    • Fracture surgery
    • Hip arthroscopy
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Posterior total hip arthroplasty
    • Prosthetic joint replacement
    • Revision arthroplasty of hip 

     

    Mercy’s skilled care team will get you back on your feet and out of pain in no time. 

    The knee joint is where several bones come together to permit motion. The bones of the knee joint include the femur (thigh), patella (kneecap), tibia (shin), and fibula, which is a smaller bone in the lower leg running alongside the tibia.

    The fibula, although technically part of the knee, does not play as much of a role in knee function as the other three bones.Similar to the hip, the knee joint has muscles, ligaments, meniscus and cartilage, in addition to bone, all of which have a particular role in working together in normal knee function. Some or all of these can malfunction or deteriorate in an arthritic knee.

    In normal function, such as walking, bending or straightening, the end of the femur rubs on the top of the tibia, and the underside of the patella rubs in a shallow groove in the end of the femur. The ends of these bones are covered with cartilage, which is a very smooth, low-friction material that normally is about a fourth to half an inch thick. As with hip cartilage, the cartilage in the hip responds well to normal motion and the loads that come with everyday activities, such as walking and jogging, which stimulate the maintenance of this vital tissue. However, cartilage tissue can wear out over time.

    Mercy’s orthopedic surgeons provide the following surgical procedures and treatments regarding injuries to the knee: 

    • Bilateral knee surgeries
    • Meniscus repair
    • Prosthetic joint replacement
    • Revision arthroplasty of the knee
    • Total knee arthroplasty
    • Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

     

    Mercy’s skilled care team will get you back on your feet and out of pain in no time. 

    Orthopedic disorders of the finger, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder could be genetic, acquired through many years of strain on certain areas of the joints or possibly brought about by an occurrence through daily life. Our hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders are essential tools that allow you to work, play and perform everyday activities. In fact, how well the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders interact depends upon the integrity and function of the related ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones. Problems in any of these can affect upper extremity function - from the fingertips to the shoulder blades - causing major disruptions at home and at work and negatively impacting quality of life.

    Mercy’s orthopedic surgeons provide the following surgical procedures and treatments regarding injuries to the hand, wrist, shoulder and upper extremities:

    • Bursectomy
    • Carpal tunnel release (minimally invasive)
    • Complex wrist reconstruction
    • Cupital tunnel release
    • Elbow replacement
    • Elbow stability surgery
    • Fasciotomy
    • Finger joint replacement
    • Fracture surgery, including scaphoid and clavicle
    • Ganglion cyst excision
    • Ligament reconstruction
    • Medial epicondylectomy
    • Meniscus repair
    • Microscopic nerve surgery
    • Microvascular surgery
    • Motion sparing wrist fusions
    • Nerve decompression surgery
    • Open carpal tunnel release surgery
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Shoulder replacement, including reverse shoulder arthroplasty
    • Shoulder stability and separation surgeries
    • Tendon repair and transfer
    • Total elbow replacement

     

    Mercy’s skilled care team will get you back to the activities you love in no time. 

    The foot and ankle are responsible for balance, and support of the body’s weight through diverse functions including standing, walking, running, and jumping. With 28 bones, 33 joints and over a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments the foot and ankle are some of the most complex orthopedic structures in the human body. Pain and injury in these areas can be extremely debilitating making it impossible to enjoy daily activities.

    Mercy’s orthopedic surgeons provide the following surgical procedures and treatments regarding injuries to the foot and ankle:

    • Ankle replacement and Fusion when required
    • Bunion surgeries
    • Foot and ankle ligament and tendon surgeries
    • Ganglion cyst excision
    • Hammertoe surgery
    • Ligament reconstruction
    • Tendon repair and transfer
    • Ankle fracture treatment
    • Lower Extremity fracture treatment
    • Foot fracture treatment
    • Ankle and other foot joint arthroscopy
    • Tendoscopy and foot and ankle specific sports medicine procedures
    • Achilles tendon repair
    • Deformity correction
    • Charcot reconstruction
    • Pediatric disorder treatment
    • Flatfoot treatment

     

    Mercy’s skilled care team will get you back to the activities you love in no time.

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