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Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery Done at Swedish/Ballard Highlighted in KING 5 TV Story

SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2009 -- Traditional hip replacement surgery typically results in a six- to eight-inch incision and a hospital stay of three days. However, a relatively new (at least in the United States) surgical option -- called anterior approach hip replacement -- is available at some hospit...

Swedish's Mother Joseph Clinic Featured in Capitol Hill Times Article

SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2008 -- The Sept. 17 issue of the Capitol Hill Times featured an article about Swedish's Mother Joseph Clinic, which is based at the Cherry Hill Campus and helps care for community's uninsured or under-insured patients in need of specialty care.Executive Director and Medical...

Swedish-Affiliated Orthopedic Surgeon Interviewed for Article on Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery

SEATTLE, June 4, 2008 -- When debilitating pain and stiffness in a person's hip limits their daily activities, it might be time for a total hip replacement. The development of total hip replacement started more than 40 years ago. In 2006, over 270,000 people in the United States underwent conv...

Swedish Orthopedic Institute to Open June 23; Specialized Facility, First in the Northwest, is Unlike a Traditional Hospital Setting

SEATTLE, June 3, 2008 – Swedish will admit its first patients on Monday, June 23 in the new, $140 million Orthopedic Institute at 601 Broadway on Seattle's First Hill. Five years in planning including three years in design and construction, the innovative facility is the first of its kind i...

Swedish-Affiliated Physicians Taking Part in Clinical Trial to Help Test New Implant for Chronic Back Pain

SEATTLE, March 31, 2008 -- Sixty-five million Americans live each day with chronic back or leg pain. Surgery is considered a last resort because patients lose their ability to move normally. But there's a new option made by a Redmond, Wash.-based company that is being tested in Seattle.Two Swe...

Swedish-Affiliated Orthopedic Surgeon Interviewed about Joint-Replacement Surgery for Patient Power Program on KVI Radio

SEATTLE, Dec. 14, 2007 -- More than 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the United States each year. But how do you know if it's right for you? Join Patient Power Host Andrew Schorr and Swedish-affiliated orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist Dennis Kvidera, M.D....

Seattle Times Article about King County Project Access Features Charity-Care Efforts of Swedish's Mother Joseph Clinic, Specialists who Volunteer There

SEATTLE, Jan. 15, 2007 -- The Mother Joseph Clinic at Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus is a clinic for uninsured and low-income patients who need specialty care. It's part of an ambitious and expanding plan -- King County Project Access -- that makes it easier for specialty doctors to...
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