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Surgeon will cover use of new technology

Surgeon will cover use of new technology

November 18th, 2017 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

The CHRISTUS St. Michael Center for Joint Replacement will present a free community luncheon seminar, "Total Knee Replacement: The Latest Technology" at noon on Dec. 1 in the North Conference Center at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

Dr. Harold Weems, orthopedic surgeon, will share information on surgical and non-surgical treatment options for knee joint pain and explain the benefits of Mako robotic-arm-assisted total knee replacement, the latest advancement in orthopedics arthroplasty.

A light meal will be served at no charge.

Stryker's Mako System is robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements, said Joseph Ramos, director of physical medicine and St. Michael Center for Joint Replacement.

Seminar participants will learn how specially trained surgeons are able to precisely target only the diseased portion of the knee utilizing the Texarkana region's only Rio Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. 

In addition, the surgeon will share information about how this latest advancement transforms the way total knee replacements are performed. The robotic-arm-assisted technology allows surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on a specific diagnosis and anatomy.

The program is offered at no costs to participants, but seating is limited, and reservations are required. 

To register, call 1-855-614-6453 toll-free or register online at christusstmichael.org/totalknee.

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