Dr. Mayo Noerdlinger, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, recently became the first surgeon in Maine to perform a computer navigated stemless total shoulder replacement at York Hospital’s Surgery Center. York Hospital was the first hospital in the Northeast to acquire the ExactechGPS-guided technology, an innovative new procedure for shoulder replacement. Already one of the top shoulder surgeons in the Northeast, Dr. Noerdlinger and his patients continue to benefit from this new technology, a major advancement in shoulder replacement.
ExactechGPS shoulder replacement, also called ExactechGPS Shoulder Application, improves the precision and predictability of shoulder surgery from preoperative planning to real-time execution. This new technology helps the surgeon better understand his or her patient’s anatomy before entering the operating room, and during surgery ExactechGPS provides a real-time view of the implant placement process and guides the surgeon toward any necessary adjustments.
“The shoulder replacement technology keeps getting better, allowing the surgeon to reproduce the patient’s anatomy in a more minimally invasive and bone sparing manner,” said Noerdlinger. “By replicating the patient’s anatomy, we anticipate the functional outcomes will improve and the recovery times will shorten. As life expectancies increase, the longevity of joint replacements becomes more and more of an important issue. Shoulder replacements are thought to last 15-20 years before patients might develop pain needing revision surgery. With the stemless design, there is less metal going into the bone, which will make future surgeries easier to perform. This new design is a particularly attractive option for younger patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery.”
Mayo Noerdlinger, MD, FAAOS, CIME, specializes in orthopedic, reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery; shoulder surgery and replacement; reverse shoulder replacement; treatment of torn tendons and ligaments; sports medicine and others. He is also the physician behind Seacoast Shoulder, which offers patients the latest in state-of-the-art treatment for shoulder ailments of all kinds. Visit www.seacoastshoulder.com for more information, or call 603.431.1121 or 207.363.3490.
York Hospital’s surgery center mixes advanced technology with personalized care in a comfortable, and caring environment. The center is equipped with five surgical suites staffed by a dedicated and highly trained team of specialists that care for patients preoperatively, during surgery and in recovery. Our center is well-equipped with the latest advances in technology and instrumentation for the more than 6,500 surgical procedures annually. For more information, visit yorkhospital.com or call 207-351-2385.