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February 08, 2007 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Total Hip Resurfacing an Alternative to Total Hip Replacements

Live Webcast February 8, 2007 8:00 PM EST From NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2007 -- On Thursday, February 8, 2006 at 8 PM EST, join NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital orthopedic surgeons Drs. William B. Macaulay and Jeffrey A. Geller for a webcast discussion on total hip resurfacing. The doctors will show highlights from an actual total hip resurfacing surgery, discuss the procedure and its promise as an alternative to total hip replacement, and engage in a live question and answer session with audience members.

Each year in the United States, about 400,000 patients undergo total hip replacement surgery. However, analysts believe that as many as 60,000 of these patients could have their needs met with less traumatic total hip resurfacing. Also of interest and open for discussion, is the fact that about 500,000 American men suffer from osteoarthritis and may also benefit from total hip resurfacing. Contrary to traditional thinking, osteoarthritis and weakened hips are not ailments that only affect women.

Dr. Macaulay trained under Drs. Derek McMinn and Ronan Treacy, the Birmingham, England-based orthopedic surgeons who developed the implant for total hip resurfacing. Dr. Macaulay, in turn, now trains surgeons in the United States on the procedure. The McMinn/Treacy implant, known as Birmingham Hip, is currently the only FDA-approved implant for hip resurfacing.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital -- based in New York City -- is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,224 beds. It provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Pavilion and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the largest and most comprehensive health-care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. It ranks sixth on U.S. News & World Report's guide to "America's Best Hospitals," has the greatest number of physicians listed in New York magazine's "Best Doctors" issue, and is included among Solucient's top 15 major teaching hospitals. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Visit http://www.or-live.com/nyp/1772 to view a program preview. A VNR is available at http://www.or-live.com/rams/nep-1772-mkw-q.ram

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