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  • Mittwoch, 1/18/12

    Doctor performs less invasive knee replacement (Heritage Newspapers)


    A Saline doctor is now performing a procedure that aims to help patients with arthritis, a condition that affects approximately 50 million adults in the U.S., according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control.

    By 2030, that number is expected to reach an estimated 67 million.

    In October, Dr. Mark Kelley, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital began performing custom partial knee replacements that are less invasive and reduce the time it takes to heal.

    After other types of treatment fail, a patient may require an implant in order to receive relief from the pain associated with the condition.

    “It’s a much easier recovery,” said Kelley, who has performed nearly 20 of the procedures on patients with osteoarthritis, the most common type.

    Doctors are also performing the procedure in Novi, Troy and Battle Creek.

    Kelley uses implants made by ConforMIS, the Burlington, Mass.-based company that manufactures customized implants used in knee and hip replacements.

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