April

News Posts in April, 2008

NEW KNEE IMPLANT - CLOSER TO THE REAL THING?
Apr 18, 2008

Alvarado is the only West Coast hospital participating in a two-year, FDA study assessing the efficacy of a new prosthetic implant for total knee replacement. The prosthesis, one of a new generation of “rotating bearing” knee implants, ...

VOLUNTEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT ALVARADO HOSPITAL
Apr 15, 2008

Who ranges in age from 14 to 90 and works almost 45,000 hours a year? Volunteers at Alvarado Hospital—that’s who! The Alvarado Hospital Auxiliary is comprised of more than 400 volunteers, ranging in age f rom 14 to 90. During 2007, they ...

NEW TECHNOLOGY OFFERS MINIMALLY INVASIVE RELIEF FROM SINUSITIS
Apr 14, 2008

Now, there is new relief for San Diegans who suffer from chronic sinusitis. An evolutionary technology, called balloon sinuplasty, is being performed at Alvarado Hospital that allows the surgeon to use a small, flexible balloon catheter to open sinus ...