Webcasts

Live Webcasts and Webinars on orthopaedic topics.

Physicians with HealthEast Care System will perform an innovative spine procedure live on the Internet. The procedure at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota will take place on April 19 at 4:00 pm Central Time.

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See the least invasive solution for truly percutaneous 360-degree lumbar fusion at L5-S1. The AxiaLIF®360TM procedure will be presented in a live webcast from Texas Back Institute & Plano Presbyterian Center for Diagnostics and Surgery April 25th at 12 Noon CDT (17:00 UTC).

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A minimally invasive computer assisted, total knee replacement surgery will be performed live over the Internet from Tampa General Hospital on April 18, 2007 at 4 p.m. ET.

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On April 17, 2007, 5pm EDT, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center surgeons will demonstrate a Birmingham HipTM Resurfacing procedure on www.OR-Live.com. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in May 2006, the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System is designed to remove less of the patient's bone than traditional hip replacement surgery. 

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On Thursday, February 8, 2006 at 8 PM EST, join NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital orthopedic surgeons Drs. William B. Macaulay and Jeffrey A. Geller for an OR-Live.com webcast discussion on total hip resurfacing. The doctors will show highlights from an actual total hip resurfacing surgery, discuss the procedure and its promise as an alternative to total hip replacement, and engage in a live question and answer session with audience members. 

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Join Alliance Hospital and Basin Orthopedic Surgical Specialists (BOSS) in Odessa, Texas for a live webcast of a Minimal Incision Total Knee Replacement procedure on Tuesday, January 23, at 6 PM CST on OR-Live.com 

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Wright Medical Group, Inc., a global orthopaedic medical device company, will sponsor a webcast highlighting the new PATH® minimally invasive (MIS) technique for total hip arthroplasty, led by Brad Penenberg, MD of Los Angeles, California. The web event will be moderated by Lowry Barnes, MD of Little Rock, Arkansas and will take place Friday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  Tennis legend Jimmy Connors will provide commentary about his recent hip replacement.

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On Tuesday, December 5, at 4:30 pm (MT), Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, will broadcast a live Zimmer MIS 2-Incision Total Hip Replacement procedure featuring the VerSys® Epoch® FullCoat Hip Prosthesis and the Trabecular MetalTM Modular Acetabular System with Longevity® Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene live on OR-Live.com. The VerSys Epoch Hip Prosthesis' distinct composite stem design has a low modulus of elasticity to address concerns about proximal bone resorption resulting from stress shielding, as well as concerns about thigh pain that can result from a bending stiffness mismatch between the prosthesis and natural bone, particularly with larger stems. It was created to offer an extensively porous-coated implant in larger stem sizes without a significant increase in stem stiffness when compared to smaller sizes or proximally coated implants.

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On Thursday, November 16, at 6:00 p.m. (MT), LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT will broadcast a live Zimmer MIS Total Knee replacement procedure featuring the Zimmer Gender Solutions High-Flex Knee, the first knee replacement shaped to fit a woman's anatomy. This OR-Live.com broadcast is in conjunction with the Zimmer MIS Surgical Solutions in the Hip & Knee Symposium.

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On Monday, November 6, at 6:00 pm (PST), Zimmer, Inc. will broadcast a live surgical demonstration on OR-Live.com of the Zimmer® MISTM Periarticular Locking Plate procedure with the 3.5mm Proximal Lateral Tibial locking plate and the Distal Lateral Femoral locking plate as well as the innovative instrumentation developed for this tissue-friendly approach to plating. With the Periarticular Locking Plate System, Zimmer offers advanced solutions for the management of comminuted fractures and fractures in which deficient bone stock or where poor bone quality is encountered. The system combines anatomically contoured periarticular plates with locking screw technology. The unique plate designs feature a transitioned profile that is thinner in the metaphyseal and thicker in the diaphyseal areas. Locking screw holes are combined with compression slots, so that the plates can be used both as locking devices and a fracture compression device.

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