FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maryland General Hospital Uses New Medical Technology to Diminish Post-Operative Pain for Patients.
(Baltimore MD, March 6, 2008) Using state of the art pain management technology, patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery have an exceptional new option available to manage their post-operative pain. C-bloc, a continuous peripheral nerve block system that slowly infuses local anesthesia directly into the surgical site, is radically changing the way patients recover from orthopaedic surgery. Maryland General Hospital's Division of Orthopaedics is leading the way in the Baltimore region as the first to offer this breakthrough advance, improving the quality of life for its patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.
The division provides comprehensive services for patients suffering from osteoarthritis up to total joint replacement surgery. This dedicated team of skilled healthcare professionals provides individualized care and treatment, focusing on the total needs of the patient from diagnosis through the completion of full specialty rehabilitation.
"Our goal is to provide accurate diagnosis and an individually tailored treatment plan to relieve their pain and assist them on their road to recovery," said Dr. Errol Bennett, board certified orthopaedic surgeon.
By incorporating this new medical technology into its comprehensive surgical and rehabilitative services, the Maryland General team is dramatically reducing post-operative pain and discomfort. The orthopedic surgeons are confident that the use of this innovative, self contained and portable pain relief system will help to shorten the recovery process, decrease the length of the hospital stay, reduce the amount of narcotics prescribed and provide superior patient outcomes.
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About Maryland General Hospital
Founded in 1881, Maryland General Hospital is a 213-bed urban community teaching hospital and part of the University of Maryland Medical System. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, the hospital provides healthcare in more than 30 specialties to approximately 110,000 patients annually through inpatient and outpatient care and free health screenings throughout the community.