SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

OR-Live, Inc.

April 23, 2009 09:45 ET

REMINDER: Surgical Procedure Webcast: Total Shoulder Replacement

April 21, 2009 at 5:00 PM EDT, From Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - Ethan R. Wiesler, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will perform a total shoulder replacement that will be broadcast at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

Christopher Tuohy, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon who also performs shoulder replacements, will narrate the procedure.

The most common reason for needing a shoulder replacement is osteoarthritis, which causes a deterioration of the joint. Other causes are rheumatoid arthritis and trauma to the joint. Arthritis and trauma can cause pain, inflammation, swelling and stiffness in the joint, decreased activity and an impaired lifestyle, including an inability to sleep or use that shoulder.

The benefits of replacement of the shoulder joint include pain relief, enhancement of movement and mobility and improved quality of life. Replacement of the joint includes resurfacing or replacing the humeral head, which is the top or ball of the humerus or long arm bone, and the glenoid or socket of the joint that is part of the scapula or shoulder blade.

The webcast will be available at and on the Wake Forest Baptist website. Patients interested in making appointments can call (866) 511-1932.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center ( is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children's Hospital, Wake Forest University Physicians, and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university's School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,056 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America's Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and fourth in the Southeast in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

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