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The Cartilage Repair Center – St. Mary’s Hospital

901 45th Street
33407 West Palm Beach

Gwen Watkins
+1-561-844-5255 ext 246

Data on Clinical/Research Center

We are a Clinical Center: yes
We are a Research Center: yes
We are both: yes
In University Programme: no
Private Practice Programme: yes
Primary Language: English
Secondary Language: Spanish

Please provide a general description of your program:

Program in reconstructive knee surgery with a focus on young arthritics. Based on the patients demands and injury pattern, each individual is evaluated for background factors; alignment of the TF and PF joint, ligament and meniscal deficiency and articular damage. An individualized treatment plan is developed and performed. Treatments include athroscopic debridement, OATS, meniscal repairs and combined reconstructive biologic repairs including ostetotomies, ligament reconstructions, meniscal transplants, osteochondral transplants and MACI when indicated. Customized arthroplasties for uni, bicompartmental and total knee arthroplasty are performed regularly and revision total knee arthroplasty as well. All outcomes are collected prospectively for clinical research purposes.

Training/Techniques are available

Approximate Annual Case Volumes

Knee Procedures: 150
Hip Procedures: Open hip procedures only-PAO- Dr. David Feldman
Foot & Ankle Procedures: Both available with Dr. Bradley Lamm
Shoulder Procedures: Not available
Advanced Cartilage Repair techniques: 100

Opportunities, Experiences and Location of the Teaching Center

Scientific Research Opportunities Available:

Clinical outcomes research for joint preservation and replacement of the knee. Basic science research not available.

Describe your participation in past ICRS educational, hosting or society events

Prior chairman of the Education Committee of the ICRS and have organized several ICRS surgical skills courses and participated in others as a lecturer and demonstrator.

Can your center provide free or reduced-cost accommodation through your institute?


Who should be contacted:

Gwen Watkins, administartive assistant to Dr. Minas. Gwatkins@paleyintitute.org

Nearest Airport to your institution is

1-Palm Beach International Airport, 2-Fort Lauderdale International Airport 3- Miami International Airport

Any other important information thath you would like to add

Orthopedic Surgeons who wish to Observe surgeries may obtain a “Surgical Observer” status at our institution and be ‘Scrubbed Observers’ if they wish . Clinical Research Fellowships are available but are self funded only by the fellow / their sponsoring institution at this time. Funded fellowships at the Paley institute are only available to USA Fellows that obtain a license in Florida .