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Live Webcast: ODYSSEY MIS Anterior Rough Cut Surgical Instrumentation
News - Continuing Medical Education
Contributed by AlexF   
Tuesday, 21 February 2020

Odyssey MIS Anterior Rough Cut Surgical Instrumentation
Wright Medical Group, Inc. a global orthopaedic medical device company, is pleased to sponsor a live webcast covering minimal incision surgery (MIS) for total knee replacement. The live webcast will take place Tuesday, March 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. The webcast will include a surgical demonstration of a minimally invasive technique using Wright's ODYSSEY Anterior Rough Cut instrumentation for the ADVANCE® Total Knee System. The live surgery will be performed by Michael Anderson, M.D. of the Blount Orthopaedic Clinic, Ltd., who is the primary design surgeon for Wright's ODYSSEY Anterior Rough Cut instrumentation. The procedure will be conducted at the Columbia campus of Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Moderating the live surgery will be Robert Schmidt, M.D. at the Texas Hip and Knee Center in Fort Worth, Texas. An interactive question and answer session will also be featured for participants of the live web event. Visit to view a program preview and sign up for an event reminder.

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 February 2020 )
Orthopaedic Informatics Workshop
News - Meetings
Written by Myles Clough   
Wednesday, 15 February 2020

The first meeting dedicated solely to Orthopaedic Information Technology is to take place May 26th & 27th 2006 in Kochi, Kerala, South India and will be followed by a similar meeting in Ludhiana, Punjab June 3rd & 4th 2006.
These meetings are intended to educate orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals in the use of information technology for professional purposes. Attendees will become equipped with skills that will place them in a leadership role in the area of Informatics. The focus of the meetings will be on hands-on workshops using a computer network connected to the internet. Participants will be able to practice searching, editing, webpage preparation and presentation skills directly.

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 February 2020 )
Resterilization of implants opened in error
News - Viewpoints
Written by Carolyn Wood   
Saturday, 04 February 2020

As a charge nurse of an orthopaedic trauma theatre i am interested in the view of other colleagues on their practices of re-sterilization of implants such as those used for hip arthroplasty and knee replacement that have been opened in error.should these implants be resterilized or discarded? should it matter if they have been on the scrub table or not?I would like to develop a hospital policy for this such occasion and would appreciate others viewes on the subject.

Carolyn Wood RN

If you have any comments to make on this issue please attach thtem to this news item as comments -- Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 February 2020 )
Live Webcast: Biomet Microplasty ASI Hip Technique
News - Continuing Medical Education
Contributed by AlexF   
Wednesday, 21 December 2020

On Thursday, January 26, 2021 at 5pm EST, Biomet Orthopedics, Inc., and the Texas Center for Joint Replacement present Roger H. Emerson, Jr., MD, performing the Microplasty® ASI (Anterior Supine Intermuscular) Hip Procedure from Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.

The Microplasty® ASI hip approach is truly minimally invasive since no muscles are cut during exposure of the hip joint. Potential benefits for the patient include a rapid return to activities after hip surgery and should minimize some of the muscle atrophy seen with the posterior approach - which necessitates splitting of the Gluteus Maximus muscle and cutting some of the hip rotators. The risk of hip dislocation is minimized by the anterior approach since the posterior soft tissue sling that supports the hip in flexion is less disturbed.


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 December 2020 )
Countdown for Osteoporosis Abstracts
News - Meetings
Written by Janice Blondeau   
Wednesday, 07 December 2020
Abstract submission deadline for IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis: December 12, 2005. The abstract submission deadline for the world\'s largest osteoporosis conference is fast approaching. Online abstract submission is available on the IOF website

The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, June 2-6 2006.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 December 2020 )
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