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Upcoming Physician Lectures

Published: 00:41 am, Tue June 1, 2010

Dr. Peart will be doing a talk on current treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand problems on Wednesday, July 21st at the Granite Run office. The talk will begin at 7pm and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to register, please call 717-509-3948.

Dr. Tuckman will be doing two talks on ankle replacement surgery, a procedure he has been performing for 15 years. The first talk will be held at the Granite Run office on Thursday, August 12th at 5:45pm and the second talk will be held at the Surgical Institute of Reading (SIR) on Tuesday, August 17th at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be provided at both lectures and a tour of SIR will be available after the talk on August 17th.

For more information or to register, please call 717-509-3948.

* The Surgical Institute of Reading is located at 2752 Century Boulevard in Wyomissing.

S.T.A.R. Ankle Replacement Surgery

Alan S. Tuckman, M.D. has been appointed as a clinical instructor for the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (S.T.A.R.). Dr. Tuckman, a fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist, has been performing ankle replacements for 15 years.  He has been utilizing the S.T.A.R. total ankle system in his practice since the summer of 2009, when this device was approved by the FDA for use in the USA after a lengthy clinical study.

The purpose of a total ankle is to relieve pain in the ankle while still allowing the ankle move. Usually this type of pain is caused by arthritis, a condition that can take many forms and may go by many names, including osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

S.T.A.R. was developed in 1978 by Dr. Hakon Kofoed of Denmark and has been helping Europeans walk for approximately 20 years. It is the first three-part device and the only FDA-approved total ankle replacement system approved for uncemented use. This allows for better bone in-growth, stabilization and bone preservation. In clinical trials, S.T.A.R. Ankle patients had superior effectiveness and comparable safety results compared to ankle fusion. S.T.A.R. Ankle represents the next generation of ankle replacement prosthesis that will allow patients to benefit from quicker recovery times and better long-term success rates than previous ankle replacement procedures. S.T.A.R. Ankle has more than 20 years of clinical experience and the current design has been implanted in over 16,000 patients worldwide.

The S.T.A.R. Ankle is offered by Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), one of the first companies to focus purely on small bone and joint science.

Balloon Kyphoplasty Procedure

Dr. Porter, LOG’s spine sub-specialist, brings WGAL into the operating room for a closer look at a balloon Kyphoplasty procedure.

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