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Global AP Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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Description: On April 17, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, surgeons and others are welcome to virtually scrub in with Gerald Williams, MD, to perform a shoulder replacement with the Global AP Shoulder System from DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

"The Global AP Shoulder has made a big difference in the way we treat shoulders because it can be adapted based on the patient's anatomy," said Dr. Williams. "The Global AP gives us the option to choose either a fixed or adjustable neck. This means we can replicate a patient's natural anatomical requirements."

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can determine whether an orthopaedic implant is an appropriate course of treatment. There are potential risks, and recovery takes time. The performance of the new joint depends on weight, activity level, age and other factors. These need to be discussed with a doctor.

Dr. Gerald R. Williams, Jr., Attending Surgeon at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson, Philadelphia, PA, will be performing the surgery. Dr. Williams is an American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) member and chairperson and a co-designer of the Global AP Shoulder.

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Type: Webcast
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Mar 27 2008
Last Modified: Wed Oct 13 2010