SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

May 02, 2008 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement

Live Webcast: From Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: May 2, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT (16:00 UTC)

WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(Marketwire - May 2, 2008) - Jason E. Lang, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will perform a computer-assisted total knee replacement that begins at 12 Noon, Friday, May 2. William G. Ward Sr., M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon who also performs joint replacements, will narrate the procedure and take questions from Internet viewers. For more information about this live webcast, please go to

Dr. Lang relates, "We're taking that small slice of bone off the ends of each of the long bones and we're capping that with metal, and then putting a piece of plastic in between. So instead of rubbing bone on bone, you end up rubbing metal on plastic, which has no nerve endings, and thus, shouldn't hurt them anymore."

Lang's areas of expertise include partial and total knee and hip replacement, computer-assisted total joint surgery, and revision surgery of the hips and knees. Lang has made presentations at national meetings and been published in national journals.

"The computer allows me to, during surgery, be confident that I've done everything I can to give this implant and this patient the best chance to have the knee last them for a very very long time."

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center:

Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. It is licensed to operate 1,154 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.

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