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Posted: May 2, 2023

Knee Replacement Recovery: What To Expect

In just a few short years, recovery time has halved for new knee recipients.

Total knee replacement surgery is becoming more and more common. And thanks to advances in technology and technique recovery times for these procedures have been drastically reduced. Gone are the days of three-week hospital stays; a lot of people are going home the next day. Some even the same day! 

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Posted: Apr 25, 2023

The Surgeons With X-Ray Eyes

How augmented reality is transforming spine surgery at Sarasota Memorial.

What if your surgeon had x-ray vision? It's long been the dream for surgeons and now it's a reality, thanks to the new xvision-spine augmented reality surgical navigation system. Created by Augmedics, the xvision system allows orthopedic surgeons to "see" through skin, muscle and even scar tissue as they perform delicate surgeries.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2023

Mechanics of the Heart

Using transcatheter aortic valve replacement to treat severe aortic stenosis.

The human heart beats about 100,000 times a day. Atria pumping, ventricles contracting, valves popping open and slamming shut. It's a lot of hard work. And a lot of room for something to go wrong. At the Sarasota Memorial Outpatient Valve Clinic, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is one of the many techniques used to keep hearts healthy.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2023

Don’t Feed The Cancer

Study observes possible link between ultra-processed foods and cancer risk.

According to a new study, higher consumption of ultra-processed foods may be linked to an increased risk of not only developing cancer but succumbing to it. Sarasota Memorial Clinical Dietitian Laura McLeroy, RD, LD, was not surprised by the findings, which she agrees are in line with growing evidence that ultra-processed foods are overall negatively impacting health.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2023

Choosing the Right Orthopedic Surgeon

With Lisa Kennedy, BSN, RN

Maybe it's a hip or knee replacement due to the normal wear and tear of aging. Maybe it's a hand injury requiring reconstruction. Or maybe it's a painful lower back caused by worsening sciatica. There are many reasons that lead people to search for an orthopedic surgeon, and there are many experienced surgeons to choose from. So how do you find the right surgeon? Get tips and resources from Sarasota Memorial Orthopedics.

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