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Holy Family Hospital Meet the Expert: Good News for Bad Knees, Outpatient Partial Knee Replacements

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  • Arthritis
  • Community Health Programs
  • Continuing Medical Education Programs (CMEs)
  • Free Lectures
  • Information Sessions
  • Knee Pain
  • Seminars
  • Surgery


Advanced Surgical Technique Provides a Partial Knee Replacement Option

The Orthopedic Surgeons at Holy Family Hospital’s Regional Center for Orthopedic Care are now using a minimally invasive surgical technique to perform partial knee replacements that conserves two-thirds of the knee when compared to a total knee replacement. If the patient is an appropriate candidate, this can mean a more natural feeling knee and shorter recovery for patients because the surgery is less invasive.

Join Dr. Hoerner to learn more about this option. “This bone- and tissue-preserving procedure provides an alternative solution for knee pain when the disease is present in one compartment,” explains Thomas Hoerner, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon. “For the right candidate, this coordinated approach allows us to keep the healthy portions of a patient’s knee and ACL and relieve them of their pain before the disease progresses to the whole knee.” 

 For more information, please call Jean MacDougall-Tattan at 978-420-1168 or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org. 

Holy Family Hospital offers Meet the Expert seminars on the third Tuesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. in the hospital's first-floor auditorium. A physician on staff at the hospital presents on a topic for members of the community as well as nurses. One free contact hour in nursing is awarded at the end of the presentation. Light refreshments are served.

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