Baptist Health Physicians Guide Viewers Through Pioneered Procedure at OSET 2022
MIAMI, FL –October 3, 2022– The 2022 Orthopaedic Summit, which recently took place in Boston from September 21_24, showcased a groundbreaking total shoulder arthroplasty procedure pioneered by Anthony Miniaci, M.D., Deputy Chief Medical Executive with Baptist Health Orthopedic Care, and was performed by John Zvijac, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Baptist Health Orthopedic Care. While Dr. Zvijac was based in Miami, Dr. Miniaci was moderating the case from Boston.
The 40-minute, Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with A Nonspherical Humeral Head Implant with an Inlay Glenoid, was live streamed during the conference. Dr. Zvijac conducted the surgery at Baptist Health’s Surgery Center in Coral Gables, FL. The surgery uses a technique based on a two-part concept designed to more accurately mimic the anatomy of a patient’s glenohumeral joint (shoulder) while also using an inlay technology on the glenoid that is minimally invasive and salvages more of the patient’s bone compared to traditional systems. By using the OVOMotion with Inlay Glenoid TSA implant system, patients have shown excellent results expressed through their pain relief and overall range of motion after surgery.
“As a surgeon, being able to provide all my patients, an opportunity to regain their mobility will only enhance their ability to get back to their daily routines and activities”, said Dr. Miniaci. “It’s rewarding to know this concept we formulated nearly 30 years ago is now being used as a standard approach and shifting the way in how we perform this type of shoulder surgery”.
Dr. Miniaci first proposed this technique after observing an unmet need in his patients, predominantly athletes. Baptist Health now has several orthopedic surgeons, including Dr. Zvijac, who perform a high volume of procedures using this method.
“This technique gives our doctors the ability to preserve as much of the bone as possible and to replicate a patient’s own anatomy”, said Dr. Zvijac. At Baptist Health Orthopedic Care, we have a handful of experienced surgeons using this approach. Having this method in place allows our team to provide the community with some of the very best treatments for orthopedic care, right here in South Florida.”
About Baptist Health Orthopedic Care
Baptist Health Orthopedic Care offers comprehensive services for athletes and non-athletes – from physical and cognitive evaluation to rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction. Baptist Health Orthopedic Care is the sports medicine provider for the Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, Florida Panthers, Florida International University athletics, Florida Atlantic University, Orange Bowl, Miami Open Tennis, Miami Marathon and Half Marathon and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Baptist Health Orthopedic Care is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Techniques (OSET)
Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Techniques (OSET) is a 501c3 organization founded by orthopaedic surgeon, Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH, FAOA, FAAOS, FACS, and Conference Chair, Brian D. Busconi, MD of UMASS Medical Center in 2010. OSET is accredited by the ACCME for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits and Accredited by the APTA MA for Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Healthcare Professionals. OSET is committed to advancing the education of healthcare professionals by providing a unique educational platform that includes hands-on training, live surgeries, and didactic presentations in the musculoskeletal field bringing together orthopaedic industry to include all orthopaedic subspecialties. OSET is headquartered in Bayville, New Jersey.