Dr. Schmitt of the Detroit Medical Center Completes First Live Tweet of
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Surgery
Friday, November 27, 2009
On Monday, November 24, the
Detroit Medical Center (DMC) conducted a live surgery simultaneously on
multiple social media platforms. The procedure, called Birmingham Hip
Resurfacing (first of its kind on social media), was performed conducted at DMC
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Twp., MI.
Dr. Philip Schmitt, D.O., performed the 40-minute surgery, accompanied by a bevy
of healthcare professionals from the DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital staff. Dr.
Schmitt was the first to perform the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure in
Michigan and is considered one nation’s best practitioners, having completed
nearly 600 operations to date. This particular procedure is ideal for patients
between the ages of 40 and 60 years old who are active, but suffer from constant
pains from arthritis or joint pain in the hips.
"Birmingham Hip Resurfacing is an exciting re-invention of technology, said
Philip Schmitt, D.O., of DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. "Americans love new
technology and at Huron Valley we embrace it for treating our patients. Adding
Twitter as another teaching aid benefits everyone."