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Live Webcast: Anterior Approach to THA Performed by Joel Matta, MD
In a live Internet webcast on October 9, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Joel M. Matta, M.D., will perform a tissue sparing surgical procedure called the Anterior Approach to total hip replacement with a specially designed surgical table and the CorailĀ® Hip implant from DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. at the Hip & Pelvic Institute at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a company that has taken a leading role in training surgeons in this procedure, is making the broadcast available for free via www.OR-Live.com.
The Anterior Approach is a proven technique for total hip replacement that can help people who have suffered for decades from painful osteoarthritis in their hip. The Anterior Approach makes small-incision surgery an option for patients who were traditionally not candidates because of weight or build. The procedure allows for immediate post-operative stability, less pain and a faster patient recovery.
Author/Contact: Alex Fraser
Submitted by: AlexF
Added: Tue Sep 04 2007
Last Modified: Tue Feb 19 2008