October 13, 2006 14:58 ET

ORLive Presents: Patellofemoral Joint Replacement: An Alternative to Total Knee Replacement in Patients With Arthritis in the Knee

Live Webcast: October 30, 2006 at 7:00 PM EST (October 31, 2006 at 00:00 UTC): From Crittenton Hospital

ROCHESTER, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- On Monday, October 30, 2006 at 7pm EST Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills, Michigan will host a live surgical broadcast on featuring Jeffrey H. DeClaire, MD, of the DeClaire Knee & Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. DeClaire will perform a patellofemoral joint replacement using the Vanguard™ PFR patellofemoral replacement system from Biomet Orthopedics, Inc.

Although not a new concept, patellofemoral arthroplasty has recently gained acceptance as an alternative to total knee replacement in patients with arthritis localized to the anterior compartment of the knee.

The Vanguard™ Patellofemoral (PFR) System is a bone and ligament sparing implant that employs proven patellar and trochlear geometry and tracking based on a total knee system. The reproducible and instrumented technique may be performed using a traditional or quad-sparing technique.

The event will be moderated by Michael Kolczun, II, M.D., Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Clinic in Lorain, Ohio. Dr. Kolczun will provide an overview of the implant and his patient selection criteria, which usually encompasses a younger patient population who have experienced failure with multiple attempts at more conservative treatments, but are not yet candidates for total knee replacement.

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Contact Information

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    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
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