Alternative to Total Knee Replacement Topic of Upcoming Free Lecture

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 3, 2008 – MAKOplasty® is an innovative procedure that can help some patients who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee to avoid having a total knee replacement. To find out more about this less-invasive procedure that is now being offered at the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus, the public is invited to attend the free lecture, “MAKOplasty®: Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement.” This presentation, part of the Health System’s ongoing series of free community lectures, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7, at noon in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive.

The speakers for this event are orthopaedic surgeons Beau Sasser, MD, and Denny Carter, MD, of Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of the Health System with offices in Brunswick and St. Marys.

Sasser is a native of Glynn County and completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Upon completion of the residency program, Sasser completed a fellowship program with the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. During his time there, he worked with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs treating a variety of sports and orthopaedic injuries. Sasser, who is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, returned to Glynn County in 2005 and joined Summit.

Carter is a graduate of Mississippi State University and The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center where he served as assistant team physician for McNeese Sate University, giving him the opportunity to work with David Drez, MD, a leading authority in sports medicine. Carter is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and joined Summit in 2003.

Both surgeons will discuss all aspects of MAKOplasty® and answer questions from the audience. Lunch will also be served. Seating is limited and RSVPs are strongly encouraged. To reserve a seat for this lecture or any other lectures in the series, please call 912-466-5160 or register online at www.sghs.com and click on the Calendar of Events.