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Joint Replacements help Achieve Better Quality of Life


Knee and hip replacements easier thanks to medical advancements

And yet, just a few years ago, before the arrival of robotic-assisted surgery, three-dimensional imaging and custom-fit implants, this was the challenge surgeons faced when performing knee and hip replacements. Perfect alignment of implants could be hit and miss. Patients endured longer recovery times because muscles were cut. Rehabilitation was beset by limitations and requirements, which made knee and hip replacement a less-than-thrilling prospect for the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer from arthritis or joint injuries.

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Orthopaedic Pioneer Performs his 100th MAKOplasty Hip Procedure

David Padden, M.D., of the Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute, Lighthouse Point Orthopedics practice has performed his 100th MAKOplasty® Hip procedure, an innovative breakthrough solution in total hip replacement surgery that was first offered in Broward County at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale in September 2011.

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Click here to watch the surgery webcast, On Tuesday, July 17th at 5:30pm EDT, watch Orthopaedic surgeon David Padden, MD, of the Holy Cross Medical Group, perform a MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement. Viewers are encouraged to email questions and learn more about the revolutionary technology. Viewer questions will be answered during a LIVE webchat immediately following the surgical portion of the webcast.

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement


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