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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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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