Halifax Health will present a live online same day partial knee
replacement surgery on Jun 30th at 7:00pm EDT. Richard Rhodes, MD, a
surgeon with Atlantic Orthopedics, will perform the procedure using the
Dr. Rhodes has been performing partial knee replacements for several
years and has completed more than 60 during the past year using the
The Oxford is the only fully-mobile bearing partial knee system
available in the United States. It can offer a more natural motion,
more flexibility, less pain and a higher success rate for long-term
results. These implants are made of metal and plastic materials to
create a smoothly functioning joint.
"Patients may be back to work in as little as two weeks as opposed to
more than a month with other devices," said Rhodes. "And there are no
restrictions on activity following the brief recovery period. It is
truly a prosthetic for today's active society."
Partial knee replacement surgery entails replacing damaged cartilage
and bone ends. It allows the preservation of healthy bone, cartilage
and ligaments, often preventing or delaying a total knee replacement.
"It is an extremely successful and remarkable procedure that can truly
improve someone's quality of life," said Rhodes. "Patients may go back
to their normal daily routines with no limitations."
The surgery may be viewed at halifaxhealth.org or the public is invited
to attend a viewing at Halifax Health Medical Center's auditorium. To
reserve a seat, please call 877.8.HALIFAX.
Podcasts and vodcasts of the event will be available through You Tube,
Google, Yahoo, MSN and iTunes. The procedure will also be archived on
the Halifax Health Web site.