SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

November 17, 2008 07:15 ET


Live From Hartford Hospital November 17, 2008 6:00 PM EST

HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - More than 70,000 people across the world with osteoarthritis have undergone a hip resurfacing procedure with the BIRMINGHAM HIP™ resurfacing system. Using a specialized instrument, the surgeon will remove the damaged surface of the socket to tightly support a highly polished metal cup. The femur is similarly prepared for a polished metal cap, preserving much of the original bone. The surgeon inserts the metal cap into place and repositions the femur into the socket, yielding a metal-on-metal functional hip surface.

Living with osteoarthritis pain every day can make simple activities unbearable for some people. Durgesh G. Nagarkatti, MD states, "They find it difficult to sit in a low chair, have difficulty getting up from a seated position, they are unable to cross their legs, they are unable to bend down, turn their legs, and shave their legs if need be."

Watch as Drs. Durgesh Nagarkatti, Jeffrey Burns, and Mark Shekhman bring you this procedure in a live Internet broadcast, on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 6 pm EST from Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.

View a preview video of this program and learn more by visiting OR-Live


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