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Dr. Jonathan Levy, Orthopedic Surgeon, Receives Honor

Dr. Levy accepted into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 7, 2011) – Dr. Jonathan Levy, chief of orthopedics at Holy Cross Hospital and clinical director of the Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute, is the only physician in South Florida and only one of five in the state to be accepted into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society (ASES). He was nominated and accepted at a recent ASES meeting in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society fosters and advances the science and practice of shoulder and elbow care through educational programs and by encouraging research.

As part of his membership, Dr. Levy will continue to submit articles to the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and increase his role as a reviewer for papers submitted to the Journal. Since 2006, Dr. Levy has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed orthopedic articles that have been published. The published articles included research from the Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute, which advances the field of orthopedics through high-quality, clinical and basic science, research and education.

“The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is a prestigious association of the top shoulder and elbow surgeons around the world. I am honored to be a part of such an influential organization,” said Dr. Levy.

Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute

Holy Cross Hospital is considered a pioneer in introducing new orthopedic surgery techniques, and its orthopedic program is nationally recognized for excellence. Current research at Holy Cross includes investigating the outcomes of robotic-assisted knee replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, total knee arthroplasty, surgical treatment of shoulder fractures, neuromodulation and minimally invasive lumbar decompression.

The Orthopedic Research Institute is projected to grow to include subspecialty fellowship training as well as a surgical teaching laboratory and biomechanics lab.

For more than 50 years, Holy Cross has been at the forefront of orthopedic innovation and was the first in the world to perform a MAKOplasty® robotic arm-assisted partial knee procedure in 2006 and recently became the first in Broward County to offer MAKOplasty Hip, the latest innovation in total hip replacement surgery. In 2010, the first advanced sensor-assisted knee surgery in the world was performed at Holy Cross in a procedure that allows surgeons to obtain improved soft tissue balance and patient specific kinematics.

The orthopedic program at Holy Cross is also responsible for establishing key protocols for orthopedic rehabilitation and introducing leading-edge techniques to speed recovery and minimize pain.

The Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute is located at 5597 N. Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale. For more information call (954) 958-4800 or visit www.holycrossorthopedics.com.

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