Dr. William Kurtz speaks with 'More at Midday' on WSMV-TV Channel 4
Dr. William Kurtz speaks with 'More at Midday' on WSMV-TV Channel 4, Nashville about joint replacement surgery and the Saint Thomas Health Joint Replacement Institute.
A Total Hip Replacement Keeps Alabama Man Dancing
Bob Pratico of Huntsville, Alabama had been taking narcotics and putting ice packs on his ailing hip for years. Pratico is an international ballroom dancer and staying off the dance floor was not an option. But trying to dance the fox trot, the waltz, and the quick step was extremely painful. Dancing for more than 30 years with his partner and wife Debbie, the 61-year-old knew something needed to be done. So after doing some research, Bob found Dr. William Kurtz in Nashville and got a total hip replacement at Saint Thomas Midtown.
By Lori Newman, Lifescript Staff Writer
Published August 24, 2012
Is your knee so painful that it affects everyday life? Then your doctor may recommend joint replacement surgery. Here's everything you need to know about knee replacements and recovery...
Considering knee replacement surgery? So have thousands of other Americans – more than 600,000 total knee replacements are performed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Will Kurtz and Dr. Stuart Smith have been choosen to co-host an annual Joint Replacement Meeting in Nashville this September to discuss key topics in hip and knee replacements.
Fox News in March talking about the Conformis custom knee replacement.
Getting knee replacement surgery used to be reserved for someone in their 70s or 80s, but not anymore. New research shows nearly 1 in 20 Americans over 50 are living with artificial knees. FOX17's Nick Paranjape shows us new technology that makes the process easier than ever.
Joint Replacement Advances - Monday, July 25, 2011
A Guide to Joint Replacement for Osteoarthritis
By 2030, nearly 3.5 million Americans will undergo total knee replacement surgery every year, and more than half a million will get total hip replacements. The vast majority of these surgeries are performed on people with osteoarthritis (OA) that has not responded to standard OA treatment.
Joint replacement or other surgical procedures are sometimes considered the "treatment of last resort" for people with osteoarthritis. Doctors frequently tell patients to wait as long as possible before joint replacement, but to get the best result it should also not be delayed too long. How do you know when it's time to seek joint replacement surgery?
Dr. Kurtz recently published his research paper in the Journal of Arthroplasty which demonstrated that his patented technique in restoring leg length and offset after a hip replacement is more accurate than other current techniques.
Dr. Kurtz presented his research validating his leg length and offset guide used in hip replacement at this year's (2010) American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery in New Orleans. Afterwards, a reporter for the Ortho Supersite covering "what's new in orthopedics" interviewed Dr. Kurtz to discuss his unique technique. Click on the link above to read the article.
Dr. Kurtz presented his research on load to failure of in-situ femoral stem preparation vs. the traditional approach at this year's (2010) Orthopedic research society meeting in New Orleans. Click here to view the poster.
Dr. Kurtz presented his hip replacement leg length research and his hip replacement bony impingement paper at the 2009 Mid-America Orthopedic Association meeting. He also presented a poster on his Factors affecting Bony impingement in hip replacements.
Dr. William B. Kurtz II presents research at AAOS conference and gains national attention
One major reason for dissatisfaction after a hip replacement is lengthening the operative leg more than the patient desires. Orthopedic surgeons have a few different options for measuring the leg length and offset (i.e. lateral translation) during hip replacement surgery; however, each option has its limitations and/or potential error.