Innovations Improve Hip Replacement

Why is it different? Hip replacement surgery has been used to treat joint disease since the 1960s.  It replaces the head of the thigh bone and the ball-and-socket mechanism in the hip with artificial implants.  Traditionally, the operation was done making a 10- to 12-inch incision on the side of the hip. The muscles would…

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Medicine is really going high tech!

Adam Krzeczowski, with Mazor Robotics, trained some of Atlanta’s best neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons on North Fulton Hospital’s new Mazor robot for spine surgery. Charles Weaver, MD, Jason Velez, DO, Herschel Beker, MD, Dan Moore, MD, and Terry Williams, Surgical Tech are in the picture, and Tom Belknap, MD also attended the training but is not…

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North Fulton Hospital Offers New Robotic Spine Surgery

Roswell, Georgia (May 17, 2013) — North Fulton Hospital is one of the first in Atlanta to offer adults needing spine surgery a minimally invasive procedure using the Mazor Robot.  This advanced technology, combined with the expertise of the hospital’s board certified orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons, may provide less rehabilitation from surgery and get patients…

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Back and Neck Pain: The Basics of Spinal Injections

Just about everyone will experience the discomfort, twinge, ache or soreness of back and neck pain at some point in their lives. It may be due to over-activity, disk injury or degeneration, general wear and tear, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the space around the spinal cord), or scoliosis (an abnormal curve of the spine). Depending…

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