Webcasts

Live Webcasts and Webinars on orthopaedic topics.

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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Please join our internationally-renowned panelists who together bring you this Web-based Science Forum on GRAFTJACKET® Regenerative Tissue Matrix and the science, mechanical testing, histology and clinical experience for rotator cuff tears in the shoulder. Broadcast LIVE to the Post Graduate Education Centre , City Hospital Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK Friday, 8th of September at 4:00 pm UK Time (17:00 Central European Time)

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Spine: Over 700,000 vertebral compression fractures – broken spinal bones - occur annually in the United States. Many of these fractures result from untreated osteoporosis, and vertebral fractures can cause severe pain for nearly a third of people with the condition. On Wednesday, June 7, Marshfield Clinic physicians on staff at Saint Joseph's Hospital will discuss a leading surgical treatment for spinal compression fractures called percutaneous vertebroplasty. The program, featuring a pre-taped surgery of a vertebral compression fracture patient, will be webcast from 4 – 5 p.m. central standard time. (21:00 UTC) Expert commentary about the procedure will be provided by Fergus McKiernan, MD, metabolic bone disease specialist; Thomas Faciszewski, MD, orthopaedic surgeon; and Sanjay Rao, MD, neurological surgeon. View Webcast 

WAUKESHA, WI- ProHealth Care will broadcast a surgery live via the Internet during a webcast at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 17. The surgery will be a total knee replacement procedure at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. This is ProHealth Care's first surgical webcast and it will kickoff a series of live surgeries ProHealth Care is planning throughout 2006. The knee is the largest, strongest and heaviest joint in the body and carries almost half of the body's weight. If arthritis, injury or wear-and-tear wears away the cartilage in the knee, total knee replacement often becomes necessary to relieve pain and resume regular activities Orthopedic surgeon, Timothy Schultz, MD, will perform the procedure while T. Scott Stanwyck, MD, orthopedic surgeon, serves as moderator to explain the procedure and answer questions that viewers e-mail. View Webcast

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