For Immediate Release
KNEE REPLACEMENT RESULTS IMPROVED BY COMPUTER NAVIGATION
Nashua, NH – June 12, 2015 – New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center’s surgeon Dr. Lance Macey is pleased to announce that a study published in April confirms that knee replacement surgery, performed using computer navigation, results in increased long-term survival of the knee replacement.
Dr. Macey points to the study published in the April edition of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery as confirmation of the results he’s seen with his own patients. “Computer navigation allows me to achieve extraordinary precision during the implant alignment and ligament balancing process, resulting in a knee with perfect alignment which minimizes the chance of premature wear and early failure of the knee replacement.” he said.
The study looked at over 300,000 patients who underwent knee replacement using conventional surgical technique and computer navigated technique. The results showed a significant increase in the long term survival of the knee replacement and satisfaction in patients who had their surgery performed using computer navigation technique. Nine years after the initial knee replacement, there was a 20% reduction in the need to “re-do” surgery in the patients that had their initial surgery performed by surgeons who utilized computer navigation.
Dr. Macey is trained in a special surgical technique called Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) for his total knee replacement procedures. CAS uses a state-of-the art device and unique software to get the perfect fit and alignment for the hardware being placed into the new knee. The device is used during surgery with the aid of a computer; making it easier to obtain the correct angles for the knee to function properly after surgery.
About New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center (NHOC) is a full service practice specializing in orthopaedics, a medical discipline focused on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. Our group features 21 board-certified, fellowship-trained Physicians and a team of Physician Assistants who are all dedicated to keeping people in motion through professional, compassionate care. New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center offices are located in Nashua, Manchester, Londonderry, Amherst and Salem. Learn more at nhoc.com
We are proud to be included in New Hampshire Magazine’s Top Doctors for 2015! Congratulations to all Physicians who made the list. Check out the full list of New Hampshire Magazine’s ‘Top Doctors’ at: http://www.nhmagazine.com/Top-Doctors/
The Safe Sports Network free sports physical clinic will once again be held at our Bedford office (9 Washington Place, Suite 101), on March 18th. Pre-registration is open and forms must be received by March 11th. Sports Physical Registration
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Our offices will not be seeing patients tomorrow January 27th. We will be available by phone during regular business hours at 603.883.0091.
Please stay safe and warm during the storm!
Nowadays most high school teams have on site athletic trainers to assist in treating injuries during the game; however, what happens when your athlete leaves the field? Safe Sports Network was created to aid in these times to help decrease the frequency and severity of sports related injuries. Offering free injury drop-in clinics, annual sports physicals, and community education they are a necessary resource to families in the Greater Manchester, NH area. The 2nd Annual Safe Sports Social will introduce you to these important services and will also help raise money to fund this key organization.
2015 SAFE SPORTS SOCIAL TAKING SHAPE:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND SAFE SPORTS STAR OF THE YEAR WINNER ANNOUNCED
MANCHESTER, NH, January 9, 2015 – The program for the 2015 Safe Sports Social presented by the NH Orthopaedic Center is beginning to take shape. This fundraiser will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at The Derryfield. The Social raises funds to ensure essential sports medicine care for young athletes.
Bob Gfeller will deliver the keynote address. Bob’s son Matthew died of a football-related traumatic brain injury in 2008. Since then, Bob and his wife, Lisa, have dedicated themselves to ensuring kids play it safe through prevention, recognition and treatment of youth sports head injuries. That’s the mission of the Matthew Gfeller Foundation created by the family after Matthew’s death. After many years in the business arena, including most recently as Executive Vice President for Lowe’s Home Improvement, Bob is currently the Executive Director of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma in North Carolina. He is actively involved in trying to keep kids safe on a daily basis.
The 2015 Safe Sports Star of the Year Award will be presented to Christopher Couture, MD at the Safe Sports Social. The award is given to a person who through words and actions demonstrates his or her commitment to ensuring youth sports safety. Dr. Couture is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He is a local sports medicine physician who has been practice for over 14 years, the past 4 at Victory Sports Medicine in Merrimack. In addition to providing great care for athletes in his medical practice, Dr. Couture volunteers his time as a sideline physician for area high schools and is a physician with the US Ski Team. In addition, he is a member of the NH Advisory Council on Sport-Related Concussion and he is one of a small group of physicians qualified to interpret the common neurocognitive test used in managing our athletes’ safe return to play. Dr. Couture also volunteers as a principal faculty member in NHMI’s accredited athletic training residency. He is, without a doubt, an invaluable resource for Safe Sports Network and for our young athletes. He is most deserving of this recognition.
Several local businesses have signed on to sponsor this important event. See sponsors at http://www.nhmi.net/safe_sports_social_sponsor_promo.php.
To learn more or to find out how you can contribute to ensure that young athletes are as safe as possible, visit www.nhmi.net.
Snow blowers are quite convenient during the snowy months of a New England winter. However, each year hundreds of people suffer severe injuries or amputations of fingers or hands due to inappropriate safety practices. The physicians of New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center want to help prevent these serious and avoidable injuries. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand has some helpful tips we would like to share: Snow Blower Safety
Complex regional pain syndrome awareness tomorrow night (Nov 26th) at 7pm on NH Chronicle WMUR Channel 9, featuring Marc J. Michaud, MD www.nhoc.com/Michaud
We are hosting our 4th Annual Food Drive! New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center is participating again in collecting donations for the NH Food Bank. Please feel free to come by one of our offices between November 7th and January 2nd if you would like to help by making a donation. THANK YOU!