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Same day partial knee replacement surgery

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Description: 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 Oxford® implant.

Dr. Rhodes has been performing partial knee replacements for several years and has completed more than 60 during the past year using the Oxford implant.

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.

Type: Webcast
Author/Contact: Alex Fraser
Institution: OR-Live.com
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Language: English

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Added: Wed Jun 18 2008