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Live Knee Replacement Surgery Demo at Yavapai College Next Friday

22 February 2018   Jennifer McCormack

Live Surgery Demonstration at Yavapai College on March 2

Prescott, AZ (Feb. 22, 2018) – As part of her Anatomy & Physiology class, Yavapai College instructor Dr. Ellen Savoini invites members of the public to attend a live demonstration of total knee replacement surgery on Friday, March 2 at 9 a.m. on the Prescott campus at 1100 Sheldon Street (in building 4, room 102).

The procedure, performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Collison, will be performed upon a cadaver. A representative from Smith & Nephew (, a leader in joint replacement systems, will be on site and will have with them all the surgical supplies required for such a procedure, including the prosthesis to be used in the surgery.

"This is a rare opportunity for students interested in the medical field to observe a very invasive medical procedure with the surgeon narrating each step of the process and describing each of the many tools required helps to better understand many classroom taught concepts in a real-world application," said Dr. Savoini. "The ability to ask questions and have the surgeon stop what he is doing to show a step more clearly has been a very rewarding experience for students in the past."

The surgery will be performed at the front of the room, though it will be recorded and displayed on a large projector screen to give all onlookers a view of the procedure. Questions are welcome during the surgery. This is the fifth surgical demonstration hosted by Yavapai College in 15 years.