June 08, 2007 15:29 ET

ORLive Presents: Total Knee Replacement Using the Vanguard™ Complete Knee System, Microplasty® Elite Instrumentation & Microplasty™ Tibial

Live Webcast: From Crittenton Hospital: June 14, 2007 at 7:00 PM EDT (23:00 UTC)

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) - On Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 7:00 PM EDT on, Biomet will sponsor a live total knee replacement that will be broadcast from Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills, Michigan performed by Jeffrey H. DeClaire, M.D., of the DeClaire Knee & Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. DeClaire will utilize the latest in minimally invasive instrumentation and implants from Biomet Orthopedics, Inc.

The procedure will utilize the Vanguard™ Complete Knee System, Microplasty® Elite Instrumentation and Microplasty™ Tibial Tray. The Microplasty™ Tibial Tray features a reduced profile stem, allowing for simplified implantation in a minimally invasive approach. The Vanguard™ Complete Knee System is designed to fit the entire population, regardless of race, gender or stature and features 10 femoral sizes, 9 tibial sizes and full femoral/tibial interchangeability, offering a near custom fit. Microplasty® Elite Instrumentation was built upon the heritage of Microplasty® instrumentation.

The event will be moderated by Keith Berend, M.D., of Mt. Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital in New Albany, OH.

Biomet, as the manufacturer of orthopedic devices, does not practice medicine and does not recommend the implants or specific surgical techniques utilized in this webcast for treatment of any specific patient. The surgical techniques demonstrated herein are utilized by Dr. Berend and Dr. DeClaire, Biomet consultants, for general educational purposes.

Vanguard™, Microplasty™ and Microplasty® are trademarks of Biomet Manufacturing Corp.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    slp3D, Inc. / OR-Live™
    860-953-2900 x 214