SOURCE: slp3D

May 17, 2006 07:15 ET

REMINDER: OR-Live.com Presents: Total Knee Replacement Surgery at ProHealth Care's Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital -- A Rare Opportunity to Ask Surgeons Your Questions About This Procedure

Live Webcast May 17, 2006 at 10:00 AM CDT (15:00 UTC)

OCONOMOWOC, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 17, 2006 -- ProHealth Care will broadcast a surgery live via the Internet during a webcast at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 17. The surgery will be a total knee replacement procedure at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.

This is ProHealth Care's first surgical webcast and it will kickoff a series of live surgeries ProHealth Care is planning throughout 2006.

Orthopedic surgeon, Timothy Schultz, MD, will perform the procedure while T. Scott Stanwyck, MD, orthopedic surgeon, serves as moderator to explain the procedure and answer questions that viewers e-mail.

"More people are getting knee replacements every year," explained Timothy Schultz, MD, orthopedic surgeon. "For patients who are considering the procedure, the webcast will be a wonderful way to reduce anxiety by allowing them to get an inside look at the surgery they'll be having."

"The webcast will provide a rare opportunity for interaction with the surgeons," said T. Scott Stanwyck, MD, orthopedic surgeon. "This will provide a unique, live view into a hospital and surgical procedure that most people would otherwise never be able to experience."

The knee is the largest, strongest and heaviest joint in the body and carries almost half of the body's weight. If arthritis, injury or wear-and-tear wears away the cartilage in the knee, total knee replacement often becomes necessary to relieve pain and resume regular activities.

The Internet has become a valuable resource for consumers looking for health information. According to the Pew Internet & American Life project, in 2004 more than 95 million users searched for health-specific information on the Internet. ProHealth Care is providing webcasts to educate people about treatment options including innovative procedures and surgeries that are performed frequently.

ProHealth Care is planning three additional webcasts this year including a Robotic Prostatectomy performed at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

Visit http://www.or-live.com/prohealthcare/1594 now to view a program preview. VNR: http://www.or-live.com/rams/wam-1594-mkw-q.ram

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    slp3D, Inc. / OR-Live
    860-953-2900 x 214
    afraser@slp3d.com