Webcasts

Live Webcasts and Webinars on orthopaedic topics.

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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On Monday, October 30, 2006 at 7pm EST Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills, Michigan will host a live surgical broadcast featuring Jeffrey H. DeClaire, MD, of the DeClaire Knee & Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. DeClaire will perform a patellofemoral joint replacement using the Vanguard™ PFR patellofemoral replacement system from Biomet Orthopedics, Inc. The Vanguard™ Patellofemoral (PFR) System is a bone and ligament sparing implant that employs proven patellar and trochlear geometry and tracking based on a total knee system. The reproducible and instrumented technique may be performed using a traditional or quad-sparing technique.

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On Monday, October 16, at 5:00 p.m. CDT, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL will broadcast on http://www.OR-Live.com   a live total knee replacement procedure featuring the Zimmer Gender Solutions High-Flex Knee, the first knee replacement shaped to fit a woman's anatomy. The procedure uses an Zimmer MIS™ sub-vastus approach and requires an incision of only 9 to 14 cm, compared with 20 to 30 cm used in a standard knee replacement arthroplasty. Among the goals of this minimally invasive technique are shorter hospital stays, lower blood loss, faster rehabilitation and a more cosmetically appealing surgical scar.

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On Thursday, October 12, at 6:00 pm (EDT), Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, will broadcast a live Zimmer MIS Posterior Approach Total Hip Replacement procedure on www.OR-Live.com featuring the Trabecular Metal™ Primary Femoral Stem and the Durom® Shell and Large Diameter Head System featuring Metasul® Metal-on-Metal Technology. The Trabecular Metal Primary Femoral Stem is the first and only hip stem with Trabecular Metal material for an ingrowth surface. This exciting product combines the proven characteristics of Trabecular Metal Technology with stem design features that are designed to improve initial fixation, enhance rotational stability, improve proximal load transfer, resist subsidence and enhance potential for long-term biologic fixation.

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On Wednesday, October 18, at 6:30pm Central Daylight Time, the Duluth Clinic and St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, MN will present a live webcast of a total knee replacement procedure. Duluth Clinic Orthopaedic Surgeon Bradley Edgerton, MD, will be performing the knee replacement. His colleagues, Duluth Clinic Orthopaedic Surgeons Tom Patnoe, MD, and Jeff Klassen, MD, will serve as co-moderators. Wendy Lane, Joint Replacement Nurse Clinician will help describe the procedure and what patients can expect both preoperatively and in rehabilitation.

Baton Rouge, LA – Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center will broadcast total knee replacement surgery live on www.OR-Live.com on September 21, 2006 at 6:00 pm CDT. R. Bryan Griffith, Jr., MD will perform the total knee replacement procedure for this web cast. Dr. Griffith earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency in General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Griffith completed his fellowship in knee surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas. Dr. Griffith has been in private practice of Orthopaedic Surgery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana since 1983.

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On Thursday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. EDT, Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA will broadcast a live total knee replacement procedure on www.OR-Live.com featuring the Zimmer Gender Solutions High-Flex Knee, the first knee replacement shaped to fit a woman's anatomy.

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Shawnee Mission Medical Center will showcase a new, less invasive approach to hip replacement during a live surgical Webcast Wednesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. CDT (Sept 21 @ 00:00 UTC) on www.OR-Live.com During the Webcast, Scott Cook, MD, will perform the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) technique. Cook is one of just 40 doctors in the United States trained to do the procedure.

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