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Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Live on the Internet

St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth prepares for its third live webcast
April 30, 2007 at 12:00 PM CDT
(17:00 UTC)
From St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, MN

St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, MN, plans to broadcast a pediatric orthopaedic surgery, live on the Internet. The webcast is slated for Monday, April 30, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. The public will be able to watch doctors perform a pediatric osteotomy surgery, which involves reshaping a child's leg or arm bones for improved form and function.

Duluth Clinic pediatric orthopaedic surgeon David Gordon, MD, will perform the live procedure. Duluth Clinic orthopaedic  MORE...

St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, MN, plans to broadcast a pediatric orthopaedic surgery, live on the Internet. The webcast is slated for Monday, April 30, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. The public will be able to watch doctors perform a pediatric osteotomy surgery, which involves reshaping a child's leg or arm bones for improved form and function.

Duluth Clinic pediatric orthopaedic surgeon David Gordon, MD, will perform the live procedure. Duluth Clinic orthopaedic surgeons Laura Trombino, MD, and Thomas Patnoe, MD, will help explain the surgery and answer questions as they are e-mailed by viewers. You can go to www.duluthclinic.org to learn more about viewing the live webcast. Computer users must have high-speed Internet service and the Real Player program downloaded on their system. "When it's appropriate, an osteotomy procedure can make a big difference in the life of a child," explains Dr. Gordon.

This is the first live webcast to feature the services offered by St. Mary's Children's Hospital, which is located at St. Mary's Medical Center. The Children's Hospital includes pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, along with access to a wide range of experienced pediatric specialists with expertise in areas like orthopaedics, neurology, and oncology.

"By broadcasting a pediatric surgery, it's an opportunity to highlight the breadth and depth of surgical options we're able to offer our youngest patients," explains Dr. Trombino. "Surgery can be a scary prospect for children and their families. We hope this webcast helps them to understand more about the procedure and the team of people caring for their child."

This is the third live surgical webcast to be broadcast from an operating room at St. Mary's Medical Center. Patients have also had the opportunity to watch minimally invasive colon surgery and knee-replacement surgery at St. Mary's. Archives of those webcasts are still available at www.duluthclinic.org.

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