MANATEE -- Joint replacement specialist Alan L. Valadie recently performed Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine and Pain Management's 100th outpatient joint replacement procedure.
Valadie performed an outpatient total hip replacement on a patient who is now doing well. The practice has been performing joint replacement surgery for more than 30 years, at a current rate of 1,000 a year. Only recently has this been available as a same-day, outpatient procedure.
Coastal Orthopedics started performing outpatient total joint replacements at one of its two surgery centers in 2013. The Surgery Center at Pointe West opened in 1998 near Blake Medical Center, and the East Surgery Center opened in 2009 in Lakewood Ranch.
Before innovative technology allowed Coastal Orthopedics to offer outpatient total joint replacements at their surgery centers, patients had to have the surgeries at a hospital. While the majority of patients undergoing this life-changing procedure are still best suited for surgery at the hospital, more are able to consider going directly home to recover after the procedure.
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Talbots opens store at Ellenton Premium Outlets
ELLENTON -- Talbots now has a store at Ellenton Premium Outlets.
Known for classic styles, tailoring and personalized service, Talbots has opened in a 2,910 square-foot store near Lacoste and BCBG Max Azria in the Dolphin Court. Talbots is a "classic" women's clothing and accessory store headquartered in Massachusetts.
"Ellenton Premium Outlets boasts an exceptional selection of 130 designer and name-brand outlet stores and we are thrilled to add Talbots to our dynamic tenant mix," said Sarah Ozgun, director of marketing and business development at Ellenton Premium Outlets.
IHOP delivers pancakes to nursing home residents
BRADENTON -- The residents at Manatee Springs Care and Rehab Center got to celebrate national Pancake Day in style thanks to IHOP on 14th Street West. The IHOP manager delivered breakfast to the facility. Marissa King, activities director, and staff served the pancakes and coffee to residents ranging in age from 55 to 98.
IHop also provided some residents with "National Pancake Day T-shirts."
-- Herald staff and wire reports