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Valley Breeze Health & Wellness Guide 2019

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16 2019 HEALTH & WELLNESS GUIDE | THE VALLEY BREEZE Ortho Rhode Island: Bringing Innovative Orthopedics to the Ocean State When it comes to placing patients at the center of care, these docs think outside the box. Ortho Rhode Island physicians collaborate with patients to create treatment plans tailored to unique needs, lifestyles, and orthopedic conditions. This individualized approach to care helps ensure patients have a clear path back to living a full life. As a next step in their commitment to patients, Ortho Rhode Island is leading the way in innovative services and technology that improve patient outcomes. In partnership with South County Hospital, their physicians have pioneered advanced robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery in Rhode Island, setting the standard for Makoplasty procedures for knee and hip replacements, and performing the state's first-ever robotic- assisted spine surgery with ExcelsiusGPS navigation. Makoplasty is a partial and total joint replacement procedure using Mako, a technology that combines an interactive 3-D visualization system and a robotic arm, providing surgeons with consistent pinpoint accuracy that reduces the likelihood of complications. The surgical precision of the Mako system enhances mobility and implant longevity, resulting in improved recovery times and outcomes for the patient. ExcelsiusGPS is a navigational tool that acts like a car's GPS, using 3-D imaging and a robotic arm to help surgeons plan and perform safer, more precise spine surgery. Ortho Rhode Island physicians use ExcelsiusGPS imaging software to map out surgery, and the robotic arm ensures accurate placement of instrumentation during a procedure. This superior planning and precision decreases post-operative pain and makes additional spine surgery less likely. Ortho Rhode Island's innovative leadership doesn't end with robotics. For acute orthopedic injuries like sprains or broken bones, Ortho RI Express provides immediate treatment by orthopedic specialists that patients won't find in walk- in clinics or emergency rooms. Ortho RI Express is the first specialized orthopedic urgent care service in Rhode Island, a unique model that helps injured patients avoid the expenses, wait times, and referrals resulting from emergency room visits. As part of its mission to put patients first, Ortho RI Express offers same-day appointments and convenient evening and Saturday hours. Through these forward- thinking services and technologies, Ortho Rhode Island is helping patients improve the quality of their lives and get back to doing what matters most. Combined with unparalleled commitment patient-centered care, their leadership in innovation is changing the way Rhode Islanders think about orthopedics. For more information on how Ortho Rhode Island is leading Rhode Island in orthopedic innovation, visit www.orthopedicsri.com Ortho Rhode Island: Bringing Innovative Orthopedics to the Ocean State Sponsored Story

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