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Exempla Good Samaritan Offers Less-invasive Surgery

October 23, 2008
Exempla Good Samaritan offers less invasive surgery -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Patients needing knee surgery now have a new less invasive option at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, thanks to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill Cooney of Front Range Orthopedic Center who is now performing the Oxford™ Knee replacement surgery. Here’s how patients benefit: vShorter hospital stay vSignificantly less post-operative pain vQuicker recovery vFewer complications & less risk of infection vLess scarring How it works: People who have osteoarthritis of the knee have a breakdown of cartilage in one or more joints. When gliding cartilage breaks down or wears away, the bones grind against each other, causing pain and limited joint movement. The Oxford™ Knee procedure replaces only the damaged portion of the knee, leaving healthy ligaments intact. The joint then functions more naturally with faster recovery after surgery. The Oxford System offers a uniquely designed fully mobile bearing partial knee system that glides freely throughout the knee’s range of motion to more closely replicate normal movement. Dr. Cooney successfully completed the Oxford Knee procedure on a patient recently, and the patient was up and moving significantly sooner than with other surgery options. For more information about the Oxford Knee replacement option at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, please call Sharon Burnette at 303-689-5233. Dr. Cooney is a Mayo Clinic and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who focuses on reconstruction of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He is Medical Director for the Broomfield Event Center and head team physician for the Rocky Mountain Rage and the Colorado 14ers.