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Monday, September 30, 2013

International surgeons to learn from Franciscan St. Francis Health ortho experts

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – An international panel of orthopedic surgeons is coming to Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville to observe and discuss advancements made in knee replacement surgery and therapies.

They will be learning the latest techniques in knee replacement surgery from physicians who are members of Franciscan Physician Network Joint Replacement Surgeons, the practice group affiliated with the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery at the Mooresville campus.

Four international candidates selected for the John N. Insall Travelling Fellowship, sponsored by The Knee Society, will visit the hospital Oct. 22-24. They are
Duncan Jacks, MD., Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Mislav Jelic, MD, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; Jianhao Lin, MD, Peking University People’s Hospital, Beijing, China; and Fabio Orozco, MD, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.

“Members of this prestigious group were selected for their surgical skills and research, and we are honored to host them at our center to learn about the work we perform,” said Michael Berend, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with the center, a Knee Society member and an Insall Fellow himself in 2004. “To be one of only 10 centers in the world to host the fellowship is a great honor for us. We hope to share with them many of the latest surgical techniques we have developed at the center.”

Other Knee Society members at the Mooresville center are Drs. John B. Meding, Philip M. Faris and E. Michael Keating. The center’s Robert Malinzak, MD, was chosen as an Insall fellow last year.

The Mooresville center is recognized in the United States and the world as a premier center for joint replacement surgery.

For more information about the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery, visit