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Celebrating Five Fantastic Achievements for Emory Orthopedics & Spine!

Time flies when you’re having fun. That has been especially true for us here at Emory Orthopaedics and Spine center. This year we’ve accomplished some great things and have received some fantastic accolades along the way! Here’s to a great year so far, and an even better rest of 2013!

Atlanta Top Orthopedists & Spine Doctors

Many of our orthopedists & spine doctors were honored as best in Atlanta by Atlanta magazine, including Dr. John Xerogeanes, who appears center on the magazine’s cover!

1. Orthopaedics and Spine Doctors honored in 2013 Top Docs by the Atlanta Magazine. Check out Dr. X on the cover!  

According to Atlanta magazine’s 2013 Top Doctors Rankings, many of our Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Doctors are some of the best in Atlanta. The magazine also states that nearly half of the physicians recognized as the best doctors currently work at Emory hospitals or clinics. We would like to thank Scott Boden, MD, Robert Bruce, MD, Spero Karas, MD, James Roberson, MD, John Xerogeanes, MD (Dr. X is featured on the cover!), and all of our other top docs for all that you do to prioritize top patient care every day! See the full list>

2.  Becker Hospital Review has named Emory University Hospital on their list of “100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs”  

The Becker Hospital Review has recently announced the top 100 hospitals with great neurosurgery and spine programs and we are proud to say that Emory Healthcare is on that list. According to the website, the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team “selected [these 100 hospitals] based on nominations, clinical accolades, quality care and other spine and neurosurgical proficiencies.” Emory Healthcare is honored and proud to be a part of this prestigious list. See the full list>

Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment – Using your own Stem Cells?

hip resurfacing procedureIt is reality now! Physicians at Emory Orthopaedics & Spine are among a select group of physicians around the country to offer a unique procedure using stem cell injections to relieve osteoarthritis (OA) pain. During the procedure, the physician extracts stem cell blood from the bone marrow in a patient’s hip and then injects the stem cells directly into the patient’s damaged joint. The stem cells are from the patient’s own body so the risk of rejection is very low.

Hear first hand from Dr. Mautner and one of our patients how this new treatment option is helping relieve pain from Osteoarthritis:

About Ken Mautner, MD

Ken Mautner, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Mautner started practicing at Emory in 2004 after completing a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He is board certified in PM&R with a subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Mautner currently serves as head team physician for Agnes Scott College and St. Pius High School and a team physician for Emory University Athletics. He is also a consulting physician for Georgia Tech Athletics, Neuro Tour, and several local high schools. He has focused his clinical interest on sports concussions, where he is regarded as a local and regional expert in the field. In 2005, he became one of the first doctors in Georgia to use office based neuropsychological testing to help determine return to play recommendations for athletes. He also is an expert in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound and teaches both regional and national courses on how to perform office based ultrasound. He regularly performs Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for patients with chronic tendinopathy. Dr. Mautner also specializes in the care of athletes with spine problems as well as hip and groin injuries.

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Advancing the Possibilities in Orthopedic, Sports Medicine & Spine Care

Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital AtlantaEmory Healthcare is known for its strong focus on patients and families, as well as its sharp attention to detail in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Spine Care. At Emory, we have the most highly trained orthopaedic and spine specialists in the country working together to diagnose and treat a wide variety of orthopaedic, spine and sports medicine conditions. Our physicians use innovative approaches to care – many of them pioneered via research right here at Emory – to ease your pain and get you back to the life you love. We bring all aspects of musculoskeletal diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation together in one location – from state-of-the-art CT and MRI to a world-class outpatient surgery center and physical therapy suite– at the Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital (EUOSH).

Many of our musculoskeletal inpatient procedures occur at EUOSH, which is unlike any other facility in Georgia. When planning for this hospital, doctors, nurses and patients presented their wish lists, and we worked tirelessly to bring our patients the care that set the standards and raises the bar higher than ever. The hospital has been completely renovated to provide our orthopaedic, spine and sports medicine patients with access to exceptional service and the most advanced, sophisticated technology tailored specifically to their unique needs. The combination of our unique facility amenities at EUOSH and our team’s dedication to truly patient- and family-centered care allow us to provide an unparalleled level of musculoskeletal care to the Atlanta and Georgia communities. Find out more in the video below:

We pride ourselves on being uniquely focused on patient satisfaction and comfort. In fact, we call upon 75 various patient committees and have adopted listening practices to ensure that we fully understand the needs of the patient. Further, we make it a point to avoid being married to any sort of protocol; for example, there’s no limit on patient visiting hours, and family members are welcome to sit with patients right up until the time of surgery.

Our efforts have not gone unnoticed—we’re proud to say that we have over a 90% satisfaction rate among our patients. Every room is equipped with everything a patient could possibly need for a comfortable recovery, including an interactive television that offers hospital information, a “my education” feature, access to the patient’s chart, health notes, and of course, regular TV channels and movie options.

Emory truly strives to exceed patient expectations every day. Learn more about our Orthopaedic, Spine and Sports Medicine care by watching this short video.