SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

June 30, 2008 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Same Day Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

Live Webcast: From Halifax Health Medical Center: June 30, 2008 at 7:00 PM EDT (23:00 UTC)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Halifax Health will present a live online same day partial knee replacement surgery in late June. Richard Rhodes, MD, a surgeon with Atlantic Orthopedics, will perform the procedure using the Oxford® implant.

Dr. Rhodes has been performing partial knee replacements for several years and has completed more than 60 during the past year using the Oxford implant.

The Oxford is the only fully-mobile bearing partial knee system available in the United States. It can offer a more natural motion, more flexibility, less pain and a higher success rate for long-term results. These implants are made of metal and plastic materials to create a smoothly functioning joint.

"Patients may be back to work in as little as two weeks as opposed to more than a month with other devices," said Rhodes. "And there are no restrictions on activity following the brief recovery period. It is truly a prosthetic for today's active society."

Partial knee replacement surgery entails replacing damaged cartilage and bone ends. It allows the preservation of healthy bone, cartilage and ligaments, often preventing or delaying a total knee replacement.

"It is an extremely successful and remarkable procedure that can truly improve someone's quality of life," said Rhodes. "Patients may go back to their normal daily routines with no limitations."

The surgery may be viewed on www.OR-Live.com or the public is invited to attend a viewing at Halifax Health Medical Center's auditorium. To reserve a seat, please call 877.8.HALIFAX.

Podcasts and vodcasts of the event will be available through YouTube, Google, Yahoo, MSN and iTunes. The procedure will also be archived on the Halifax Health Web site.

Halifax Health

Ranked among the top five percent of all hospitals in the nation for clinical outcomes, Halifax Health serves East Central Florida and provides a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, a community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area's largest hospice, a health maintenance organization, and a preferred provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area's only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, and Neurosurgical Services. Halifax Health has consistently received top ratings for its medical specialties including #1 in Florida and top 5% in the United States for Orthopedics, #2 in Florida and top 5% in the United States for Spinal Surgery, top 5% in the United States for Stroke Services, top 10% in the United States for Vascular Services and the highest rankings for Heart Services. Halifax Health also ranked #1 in the Orlando Sentinel's 2007 Top 100 Companies for Working Families. For more information, visit www.halifaxhealth.org.

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