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Minimally Invasive Hip Instrumentation

First Seen Live Webcast: Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 4:00pm CST, 5:00pm EST (22:00 UTC)

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Presbyterian Hospital of Plano

Plano, TX- On Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 5pm EST, Biomet Orthopedics, Inc., and the Texas Center for Joint Replacement presented Roger H. Emerson, Jr., MD, performing the Microplasty® ASI (Anterior Supine Intermuscular) Hip Procedure from Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.

The Microplasty® ASI hip approach is truly minimally invasive since no muscles are cut during exposure of the hip joint. Potential benefits for the patient include a rapid return to activities after hip surgery and should minimize some of the muscle atrophy seen with the posterior approach - which necessitates splitting of the Gluteus Maximus muscle and cutting some of the hip rotators. The risk of hip dislocation is minimized by the anterior approach since the posterior soft tissue sling that supports the hip in flexion is less disturbed.

Biomet Microplasty® ASI, Minimally Invasive Hip Technique

Developed through the leadership and experience of Erik DeWitte, MD, of Aalst, Belgium, the Microplasty® ASI minimally invasive technique offers an alternative with many intraoperative benefits for the surgeon who has seen anterior approaches to the hip that utilize special apparatus for aid with exposure and hip fracture tables. The simplicity of the Microplasty® instrument platform will also be highlighted during this webcast.

Dr. Emerson is a member of The Texas Center of Joint Replacement and is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

Biomet Microplasty® ASI, Minimally Invasive Hip Technique

Moderating this webcast will be Dr. Edward J. Stolarski, MD. Dr. Stolarski is an Orthopedic Surgeon with the Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center in Sarasota, FL.

This webcast was sponsored by the Biomet Learning Center in Warsaw, Indiana. This event does not offer CME credit.

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