April 14, 2014

Maury Regional offers seminar on advances in knee replacement

COLUMBIA, Tenn.— According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States.

Dr. Scott W. McCall, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC), will present a free seminar on advances in knee replacement on Thursday, May 1. The program will be held at 6 p.m. in the Maury Regional Medical Center Annex, located across the street from the medical center at 1223½ Trotwood Avenue.

Dr. McCall will discuss the latest techniques used in total knee replacement, including MRI-guidance during surgery and ways to replace the joint with less pain and quicker recovery. He will also address techniques used at the medical center for partial knee replacements and those who are candidates for partial versus whole knee replacement.

“The technology available to evaluate joints and conduct joint replacement continues to advance. Patients can benefit from these advancements and many experience more rapid recovery. I would encourage anyone experiencing chronic knee pain to attend this seminar to learn more about the options available to improve mobility and quality of life,” said McCall.

The orthopedic surgeons and staff at MRMC have a commitment to quality that has resulted in the medical center being named among the 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs by Becker’s Hospital Review. In addition, MRMC has attained Joint Commission certification for knee and hip replacement as well as designation as a Blue Distinction Center+ by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required. For more information, call 931.840.4446.