SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

April 17, 2008 07:15 ET

ORLive Presents: Virtually Scrub in With Gerald Williams, MD, to Perform Global™ AP® Shoulder Procedure

Live Webcast: From Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia, PA: April 17, 2008 4:00 PM EDT (00:00 UTC)

Editors: Dr. Gerald Williams Is Available for Telephone Media Interviews in the Weeks Prior to the Live Surgery Broadcast. Photos Available Upon Request

WARSAW, IN--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - On April 17, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, surgeons and others are welcome to virtually scrub in with Gerald Williams, MD, to perform a shoulder replacement with the Global™ AP® Shoulder System from DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DePuy Orthopaedics' is making the broadcast available for free via

"The Global AP Shoulder has made a big difference in the way we treat shoulders because it can be adapted based on the patient's anatomy," said Dr. Williams. "The Global AP gives us the option to choose either a fixed or adjustable neck. This means we can replicate a patient's natural anatomical requirements."

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can determine whether an orthopaedic implant is an appropriate course of treatment. There are potential risks, and recovery takes time. The performance of the new joint depends on weight, activity level, age and other factors. These need to be discussed with a doctor.

About Dr. Gerald Williams

Dr. Gerald R. Williams, Jr., Attending Surgeon at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson, Philadelphia, PA, will be performing the surgery. Dr. Williams is an American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) member and chairperson and a co-designer of the Global AP Shoulder.

About the OR-Live Broadcast

Information is available on about how to view the broadcast. The broadcast will be moderated by Dr. N. Douglas Boardman, Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA. Dr. Boardman is an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Fellow and has been a key evaluator of the Global AP Shoulder Replacement System.

About DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is advancing the standard of orthopaedic patient care, with a focused commitment to help surgeons achieve excellence in surgical practice. The company designs, manufactures and distributes orthopaedic devices and supplies including hip, knee, extremity, trauma, cement, orthobiologics, and operating room products. As a global leader in joint replacement products, DePuy Orthopaedics is committed to Restoring the Joy of Motion® for patients whose mobility is restricted by severe osteoarthritis or other debilitating injury.


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