Rare Opportunity to Talk With Former Baseball Great Albert Belle About 'Hip Resurfacing'

Mar 14, 2007, 01:00 ET from Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago

    CHICAGO, March 14 /PRNewswire/ --
 
     Who:         Former Chicago White Sox outfielder Albert Belle, retired
                  since 2000, will make a rare appearance in front of the media
                  today following his hip resurfacing procedure at the
                  Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute in Chicago.  Belle, age
                  31, has experienced debilitating osteoarthritis in his hip,
                  which impacted his pro baseball career and has prevented him
                  from enjoying recreational activities.
 
     What:        Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop of the Neurologic and Orthopedic
                  Institute in Chicago, yesterday performed the new 'hip
                  resurfacing' procedure on Mr. Belle as an alternative to hip
                  replacement.  He and Albert Belle will meet with the media to
                  discuss the procedure, what it is and why it worked for Mr.
                  Belle.
 
     When:        Wednesday, March 14, 1:15 p.m.
 
     Where:       3rd Floor Conference Room, Neurologic and Orthopedic
                  Institute, 4550 N. Winchester Avenue, Chicago, 773-250-0500
 
     Background:  Hip resurfacing, which involves reshaping the head of the
                  femur (bone in the upper leg) and capping it with a smooth
                  metal ball, rather than sacrificing the bone, has a quicker
                  recovery time than total hip replacement where the worn bone
                  is cut away, a metal stem is placed inside the femur and the
                  hip socket is replaced.
 
                  Mitchell Sheinkop, M.D., Director of Joint Replacement at the
                  Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago (Institute)
                  has been using the procedure longer than most physicians in
                  the country. He is presently the only physician using an
                  intra-operative navigating technique in combination with the
                  hip resurfacing procedures, which allows a surgeon better
                  accuracy in placing the prosthesis in conjunction with a
                  minimally invasive incision.
 
                  Baby boomers with hip pain who want to stay active in their
                  later decades now have an alternative to hip replacement
                  surgery without its inherent limitations.  Hip resurfacing is
                  offered to middle age people who have osteoarthritis in the
                  hip and want to return to activities, such as biking, golf,
                  hiking, skiing, swimming, fishing and tennis, which have been
                  curtailed because of the pain.
 
 

SOURCE Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago
    CHICAGO, March 14 /PRNewswire/ --
 
     Who:         Former Chicago White Sox outfielder Albert Belle, retired
                  since 2000, will make a rare appearance in front of the media
                  today following his hip resurfacing procedure at the
                  Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute in Chicago.  Belle, age
                  31, has experienced debilitating osteoarthritis in his hip,
                  which impacted his pro baseball career and has prevented him
                  from enjoying recreational activities.
 
     What:        Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop of the Neurologic and Orthopedic
                  Institute in Chicago, yesterday performed the new 'hip
                  resurfacing' procedure on Mr. Belle as an alternative to hip
                  replacement.  He and Albert Belle will meet with the media to
                  discuss the procedure, what it is and why it worked for Mr.
                  Belle.
 
     When:        Wednesday, March 14, 1:15 p.m.
 
     Where:       3rd Floor Conference Room, Neurologic and Orthopedic
                  Institute, 4550 N. Winchester Avenue, Chicago, 773-250-0500
 
     Background:  Hip resurfacing, which involves reshaping the head of the
                  femur (bone in the upper leg) and capping it with a smooth
                  metal ball, rather than sacrificing the bone, has a quicker
                  recovery time than total hip replacement where the worn bone
                  is cut away, a metal stem is placed inside the femur and the
                  hip socket is replaced.
 
                  Mitchell Sheinkop, M.D., Director of Joint Replacement at the
                  Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago (Institute)
                  has been using the procedure longer than most physicians in
                  the country. He is presently the only physician using an
                  intra-operative navigating technique in combination with the
                  hip resurfacing procedures, which allows a surgeon better
                  accuracy in placing the prosthesis in conjunction with a
                  minimally invasive incision.
 
                  Baby boomers with hip pain who want to stay active in their
                  later decades now have an alternative to hip replacement
                  surgery without its inherent limitations.  Hip resurfacing is
                  offered to middle age people who have osteoarthritis in the
                  hip and want to return to activities, such as biking, golf,
                  hiking, skiing, swimming, fishing and tennis, which have been
                  curtailed because of the pain.
 
 SOURCE Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago