Learn about MAKOplasty robotic-assisted total hip replacement and other options for treating hip pain at free program sponsored by Saint Anne's Hospital Center for Orthopedic Excellence

By Saint Anne's Hospital | Nov 07, 2016

Fall River, MA – Are you seeking relief for hip pain due to osteoarthritis or other inflammatory joint disease?

If so, learn about the growing range of advanced non-surgical and surgical joint care at a free information program presented by Saint Anne’s Hospital’s Center for Orthopedic Excellence on Wednesday, November 16, at 6 p.m. at Saint Anne’s Hospital, Fall River.

Speaker Jerald Katz, MD, orthopedic surgeon and chair of orthopedics, Saint Anne’s Hospital, will explain the role of osteoarthritis and other causes of hip pain, plus advances in total hip replacement. Topics will include:

  • MAKOplasty® robotic-assisted surgery for total hip replacement
  • total hip replacement procedures available on an outpatient basis for qualified patients, with no overnight hospital stay
  • how the “rapid rehabilitation” model, using advanced anesthesia methods, is helping hip-replacement patients get back on their feet more quickly

Also at this program:

  • Talk to a patient who has undergone MAKOplasty® for total hip replacement who can discuss the joint replacement experience and help prospective patients better understand and plan for their joint replacement surgery and recovery.
  • “Meet” and see a virtual demonstration of MAKOplasty’s RIO® robotic-assisted technology used in total hip replacement.

Available locally only at Saint Anne’s Hospital, MAKOplasty uses a unique surgeon-controlled robotic arm interactive orthopedic technology, called RIO®, to relieve the pain and problems associated with osteoarthritis.  For total hip replacement, RIO®’s advanced technology allows surgeons to achieve a high level of accuracy in hip implant alignment that helps preserve healthy bone while positioning the implant according to the individual patient’s anatomy.

This program will be held at Saint Anne’s Hospital, Clemence Hall, in the Conference Room. This conference room is located directly across from the hospital’s medical office building at the corner of Osborn and Forest streets.  Parking is available in the medical office building parking lot, with access from Osborn Street.

There is no charge, and light refreshments will be provided.  To ensure seating, advance registration is encouraged by calling, toll-free, 1-800-488-5959.

Want to learn more? See a video featuring Dr. Jerald Katz.

Saint Anne’s Center for Orthopedic Excellence provides comprehensive orthopedic care for all members of the family, including children and adults of all ages.  With more than 20 orthopedic surgeons specializing in general orthopedics and subspecialties at the center’s locations in Fall River, Dartmouth and Attleboro, Saint Anne’s is the area’s fastest-growing orthopedic program, with more than 5,000 procedures performed annually.  Since becoming the first hospital in Massachusetts in 2011 to offer MAKOplasty robotic-assisted technology for partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement, surgeons have performed more than 500 MAKOplasty procedures and continue to offer a growing range of options in non-surgical and surgical orthopedic care and sports medicine.  The center has been recognized since 2011 by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and earned Blue Distinction+ plus designation in 2016. Saint Anne’s also is the first hospital in Bristol County to earn Gold Seal certification from The Joint Commission for knee and hip replacement.

Founded by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation in 1906, Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a full-service, acute care Catholic hospital with 185 beds and satellite locations in Attleboro, Swansea, Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Stoughton, Massachusetts. The hospital provides nationally recognized patient- and family-centered inpatient and outpatient clinical services to patients from surrounding Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities.


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