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Posted: May 16, 2023

The Roadmap to Recovery from Spinal Injury

Six years and a corrective surgery with the ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system later, Jerry Bouche is back on his feet.

Jerry Bouche was standing in the shower when he first felt the pain shooting through his legs in 2017. “Well,” the 47-year-old thought, “it sucks getting old.” Little did he know, this was only the beginning of a long battle with degenerative disc disease. But a battle he would win with a little help from the surgeons at Sarasota Memorial.

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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: Jan 31, 2023

Ask An Expert: What Is Commotio Cordis?

With Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Jeffrey Sell, MD

With the collapse of Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin on live television, a new and scary cardiac phenomenon entered the public lexicon—commotio cordis. The idea that a sudden impact to the chest could cause sudden cardiac arrest left parents wondering about the safety of their child’s athletics. We spoke to Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s chief of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Sell, to learn more.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2023

Pelvic Floor Therapy: When to Go & What to Expect

With SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin, DPT

Every year, millions of men and women learn to live with chronic pain, incontinence and sexual dysfunction, but pelvic floor physical therapy could provide the relief they’re looking for. Learn more about pelvic floor rehab from one of our expert physical therapists.

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