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VERILAST knee technology outperforms traditional replacement implants
Traditional knee replacements can last for 10 to 15 years under normal use conditions, but the implant can break down over time, meaning patients will require a second surgery to maintain their comfort and mobility.
As an increasing number of young, active patients are experiencing the need for knee replacement, we looked for knee replacement technology engineered for endurance. We found the LEGION™ Cruciate Retaining Knee made with VERILAST™ Knee Technology – a high-performance knee replacement tested to simulate 30 years of activity.
In rigorous lab testing, the LEGION™ knee replacement device took 45 million steps to simulate 30 years of movement. After five million steps, it experienced only two percent of the wear a traditional knee replacement would experience in about three years' time. In 30 years of simulated activity, it outperformed traditional knee replacements by 81%.
If you're considering a total knee replacement, talk to your physician about the LEGION™ Cruciate Retaining Knee made with VERILAST™ Knee Technology to see if it's right for you.
Through generous donations, Southeastern Med's Cardiac Rehab Department recently purchased a new upper arm bicycle for patient use. In the past, donated monies have been used to purchase educational materials as well as other fitness equipment such as a seated rower, a BioStep and a NuStep machine. Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab donations directly help individuals in our community by improving their health through education and exercise.
The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs serve people recovering from a serious cardiac disease or are living with a chronic respiratory disorder. The staff individually designs the patient's program to meet their needs. "We have an awesome staff and they are very dedicated to provide the best care they can for each patient. Many people come in as a patient, but leave as a friend," states Dominic Crock, the Department Director. Typically, those experiencing cardiac and pulmonary problems begin the program through a physician referral, but to find out more information, please call (740) 439-8297.
Any group or individual wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to Southeastern Med's Family of Friends Guernsey Health Foundation may specify which department within the medical center for which they want the funds to be used. For more donation information please contact Jeannie Wilson, Southeastern Med's Director of Marketing, by calling (740) 439-8188.
Diabetes affects nearly 29 million Americans and an estimated 86 million people are at risk for developing the disease. According to the 2011 statistics from the Center for Disease Control, diabetes affects 13.3 percent of the Guernsey County population.
On Monday, November 3rd, Southeastern Med's Dining with a Doc program will host a presentation highlighting diabetes, obesity and heart disease. John Caffaratti, MD, Cardiology Consultants will be speaking at Southeastern Med's cafeteria, located at 1341 Clark St., in Cambridge. Dinner will begin at 6 pm followed by the presentation at 6:30 pm.
"In response to our Community Health Needs Assessment, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity (as well as heart disease and stroke) are within the top six health conditions to be focused on in our community. Diabetes can be a result of obesity/decreased physical activity and can contribute to heart disease and stroke", explained Cindy Fisher, RN, CDE at Southeastern Med. " Sometimes just making small changes in your diet and exercise routines can add up to big results in avoiding the devastating complications of diabetes," said Chris Veselenak, RN, CDE at Southeastern Med.
Registration for Dining with a Doc is required by Oct. 27. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, please call Southeastern Med's Wellness Resources Department at 740-435-2900.
The Guernsey County Colorectal Task Force was recently named second runner-up in the 2014 Blue Star Challenge by the American Cancer Society’s National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT).
The Blue Star Challenge recognizes organizations that raise awareness of colorectal cancer through their educational, inspirational and creative uses of the Blue Star icon.
Colorectal cancer is a preventable, treatable, beatable cancer. Southeastern Med is committed to eliminating colorectal cancer in our community.
We received a $1,000 charitable award from the NCCRT, which we’ll use to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and encourage the people of Guernsey County to get an annual screening.
Howard and Marsha Winnett have been chosen to serve as honorary Chairpersons for the 23rd Annual Wonderland of Trees. Marsha has been an active board member of Southeastern Med since 1991. They have both been tremendously supportive of the Wonderland of Trees for numerous years. Wonderland of Trees will take place on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway, in Cambridge. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. The auction items will be on display in the lobby at Southeastern Med beginning Nov. 4 through Nov. 12. The Auxiliary is currently seeking monetary contributions or donations of decorated trees, wreaths, gift baskets or other decorated holiday items. Your contribution or donation will not only ensure the success of this event, but will also help the Southeastern Med Auxiliary enhance patient care at Southeastern Med. For more information about donating an item or to purchase tickets for Wonderland of Trees, please call Rita Nolan, Southeastern Med Auxiliary Coordinator, at 740-439-8151.