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Orthopaedic Pioneer Performs his 100th MAKOplasty Hip Procedure

David Padden, M.D., of the Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute, Lighthouse Point Orthopedics practice has performed his 100th MAKOplasty® Hip procedure, an innovative breakthrough solution in total hip replacement surgery that was first offered in Broward County at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale in September 2011.

“I can truly say that each procedure was completely unique, said Dr. Padden.  “I perform the surgery using a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm, known as the RIO® system, that enables the accurate alignment and positioning of implants to accommodate a patient’s individual anatomy.”

During a MAKOplasty Hip replacement, the RIO system provides a patient-specific 3-D image of the patient’s hip based on a pre-operative CT scan. Using the 3-D model, Dr. Padden then plans the optimal size and position of hip implant components. During surgery the RIO provides visualization of the joint and biomechanical data to guide the bone preparation and implant positioning to match the pre-surgical plan. Before the surgery is complete, Dr. Padden receives summary data from RIO to confirm the hip implants are aligned according to plan.

MAKOplasty Hip may be a treatment option for people who suffer from either non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.  Accurate alignment and positioning of implants using older traditional manual total hip replacement techniques can be challenging.  Massachusetts General Hospital recently reported in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research that of 1,823 traditional hip replacement patients treated over a sustained period of study, only 50 percent had acetabular cups positioned in the acceptable range of proper inclination and version.

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Padden has lectured and taught numerous specialty courses and has been published in a number of books and journals.  In 1991, he graduated Cum Laude from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship in general surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, New York in 1991 and his orthopaedic surgery residency at SUNY Down-State, New York in 1997. In 1998 he completed a fellowship in total joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

In addition to being the first in Broward County to offer MAKOplasty® Hip, Holy Cross was the first in the world to perform a MAKOplasty robotic arm-assisted partial knee procedure. In 2011, the hospital established the Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute to advance the field through high-quality, clinical and basic science, research and education.  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. 

ABOUT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL:
A member of Catholic Health East, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. The hospital is fully accredited by the independent Joint Commission and its medical team has earned a reputation for excellence unsurpassed in the community. To learn more about Holy Cross, visit www.holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

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