Live Webcasts and Webinars on orthopaedic topics.

Total Knee Replacement: On Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 4:30 pm EDT, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) will host a live Webcast in which participants can view an emerging procedure designed to help improve the quality of life of many who suffer from severe knee arthritis and other knee damage that impairs mobility. During this Webcast, BWH doctors will perform a minimally invasive rotating platform total knee replacement (TKR), a less invasive operative approach to traditional TKR surgery. View Webcast

The Rush Cartilage Restoration Center in Chicago presents a Web cast produced for physicians and other health care professionals to learn about cartilage restoration of the knee The program features three surgical procedures and interviews with patients of cartilage restoration, researchers in the field, and other nationally known cartilage surgeons. View Webcast

Orthopedics: The Chicago Cartilage Course, a comprehensive two-day course on cartilage repair, will be held starting Friday, May 7 at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. The course will provide an update on the clinical management and surgical techniques for cartilage repair and is designed for orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, including fellows and residents, as well as physical therapists and athletic trainers. View live surgical webcast demonstrations beginning at 9:45 am CDT (14:45 UTC) featuring allograft meniscus transplantation, autologous chondrocyte implantation and osteochondral allograft, performed by Brian Cole, MD, director of the Rush Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center; Jack Farr, MD, director of the Cartilage Restoration Center of Indiana, Indiana University; Wayne Gersoff, MD, clinical assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver; and Riley Williams, MD, assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. View Webcast

Orthopedics: See a "Minimally Invasive Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty" in a live webcast on March 23, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. EST from the Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia. The surgical presentation will demonstrate the latest evolution in TKR techniques using smaller instruments to allow smaller incisions. Jim Scott, MD, founder and president of the Georgia Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic will perform the surgery and Keith Berends, MD, from the Joint Implant Surgeons in Columbus, Ohio will moderate the program. This activity is sponsored by the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education (CCOE). UMDNJ-CCOE designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. View Webcast

Spine Surgery: Millions of people suffer from pain in their necks or arms. A common cause of cervical pain is a rupture or herniation of one or more of the cervical discs. This happens when the annulus of the disc tears and the soft nucleus squeezes out. As a result, pressure is placed on the nerve root or the spinal cord and causes pain in the neck, shoulders, arms and sometimes the hands. Cervical disc herniations can occur as a result of aging, wear and tear, or sudden stress like from an accident. An anterior cervical discectomy is the most common surgical procedure to treat damaged cervical discs. Its goal is to relieve pressure on the nerve roots or on the spinal cord by removing the ruptured disc. Watch neurosurgeons at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee perform this surgery live at 12:00 Noon C.S.T. View Webcast

Painfully worn-out hips are a by-product of diseases such as osteoarthris, rheumatoid arthritis, and congenital anormalities of the hip joint. One of the wonders of modern medicine was the development of a hip replacement procedure in which the old ball and socket are replaced with artificial (metal and plastic) components, eliminating pain and allowing sufferers to walk with ease again. Watch Dr. Steven Schutzer perform a "mini hip replacement" live from Hartford Hospital, December 3rd, 6:00 pm EST. View Webcast

Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement surgery, combined with a single radius knee design has demonstrated a higher level of patient satisfaction when compared to conventional techniques. Watch Peter Bonutti, MD, FACS perform this surgery live from Saint Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois on November 24, 2003 at 3:30 PM EST. View Webcast

A new advanced technique for Total Knee Replacement(TKR) will be showcased in a live broadcast on October 28, 2003 at 5 pm EST from Mercy Hospital in Miami. Because of its minimally invasive nature this procedure’s recovery time has been reduced to 50% of the recovery associated with a conventional knee replacement procedure. Cutting into the muscle is minimal, and there is less blood loss, pain and fewer complications. The mini-incision TKR allows patients to substantially improve their quality of life by eliminating pain, regaining more mobility and improved range of motion. Read more....

At 5 p.m.(EDT) on April 29, while the world watches on the Internet, a patient whose knee has been seriously damaged by osteoarthritis will undergo a newly developed procedure designed to restore maximum range of motion with minimal discomfort and recovery time. Gary G. Poehling, M.D., chair of orthopaedic surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will perform the procedure. CME credit is available. View Webcast

Philips Medical Systems presents a live internet seminar featuring "Spinal Repair: Vertebroplasty". The program takes place on Tuesday, January 28 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST. View Webcast

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