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
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.