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“All-inside ACL reconstruction” procedure for torn ACL

By Jim Davidson, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the ligament in the center of the knee that prevents the shin bone from separating from the thigh bone and prevents the knee from being stretched beyond its normal limits.

Healthy maintenance of this ligament is important, as an injury can be especially painful and disruptive. Neglecting a tear of this ligament can also lead to further damage such as cartilage tears and arthritis. Fortunately, here has been a new development in the technique of ACL reconstruction. The new procedure is called “All-inside ACL reconstruction.”

BVHS awarded advanced certification for primary stroke centers

The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. 

The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  

BVHS underwent a rigorous onsite review where Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

“Eliminate Acid Reflux, Heartburn and GERD” presentation Aug. 28

Blanchard Valley Hospital "Live and Learn" Series

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) will host “Eliminate Acid Reflux, Heartburn and GERD,” part of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about ways to remove acid reflux, heartburn and GERD through the new LINX procedure. 

This event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of BVH and led by the experienced surgeon Jessica Reynolds, MD from Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System.

Hors d’oevures and beverages will be provided and seating is limited. RSVP is required by Thursday, Aug. 23 and can be made by calling 419-423-5551 or emailing events 

Blanchard Valley Health System opens OB-GYN office in Fostoria

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has recently expanded its medical practices by developing an obstetrics and gynecology office in Fostoria, Ohio. This new practice will be called Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology and located at 617 N. County Line St., Suite B, Fostoria. This location will open its doors on Sept. 4.

Neurosurgical Associates of Northwest Ohio offering O-armTM Imaging System

Assist providers in placing hardware, removing cancerous activity

Neurosurgical Associates of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), recently installed an O-armTM Surgical Imaging System, an intraoperative 2D and 3D imaging system that is used to assist providers in placing hardware, removing cancerous activity and preforming a variety of procedures.

Used in conjunction with a navigation system, this system allows surgeons to receive a multidimensional view of the surgical location, improving accuracy and reducing the risk of injury. Spinal, orthopedic trauma, neurological and other types of imaging can be achieved with the O-armTM system.

Concerning lung cancer screening and prevention

It’s the most fatal type of cancer

By Brianne Hottinger, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, TTS
The Armes Family Cancer Care Center

According to the Center for Disease Control, lung cancer is the lung cancer is the most fatal type of cancer and the second most common cancer in the United States among both men and women. The most significant action one can take to reduce the risk of lung cancer is quitting smoking. When a smoker quits, his or her heart rate and blood pressure drops 20 minutes after the last cigarette.