Renowned Vail, CO Hip Surgeon, Dr. Marc Philippon, Performs Hip Surgery; Televised Live in Italy

Dr. Marc Philippon, hip specialist and partner with The Steadman Clinic in Colorado, completes 4-hour surgery using the latest surgical techniques from the U.S.; surgery streamed live to dozens of Italian surgeons, medical experts, public officials.
By: eMedical Media
July 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Dr. Marc J. Philippon, world-renowned orthopedic hip surgeon and partner at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO — a premier orthopedic clinic for sports-related and traumatic injuries — recently performed a complex hip operation on a patient in Parma, Italy at the Borgotaro hospital at Santa Maria. The 4-hour surgery, which demonstrated the latest surgical techniques being used in the U.S., was streamed by live video directly from the operating room to a near-by auditorium where a large group of Italian surgeons gathered to observe the break-through surgery.  
The event was sponsored by the Smith & Nephew Company. Professor Aldo Guardoli directs the Italian-based orthopedics staff located in Parma, and was on-site with his entire team to witness the extraordinary surgery. A number of speakers were also present, all experts in the field. These included Ettore Sabetta, a top clinician from Reggio Emilia, Enrico Valenti, from Vaio Hospital, Filippo Randelli from Milan, and Nicola Santori from Rome.  Immediately following the live broadcast, the assembled political and health care officials offered words of appreciation and short speeches.

At the end of the operation, Dr. Philippon (, who is notably one of the best orthopedic hip surgeons in the United States, joined the group and reported on the outcome of the operation.

According to Dr. Philippon, "I was immensely impressed by the professionalism I saw here in Borgotaro and in the whole team, but especially my friend, Dr. Gennaro Fiorentino, who worked with me in Colorado. I was also impressed by the quality of the people and the first-rate facilities. Everyone did their jobs perfectly and impeccably. I felt completely at home here in Parma and delighted to work with a staff that clearly has a future in this field of surgery."
Experts who attended the extraordinary event, also raved about the Local Health Care Agency of Parma who have been so proactively willing to make an investment in the Borgotaro Hospital. Leaders and public officials throughout the day stated that the televised surgery was a major breakthrough for the Italian medical industry. According to one public official, “They invested not only in the technological realm, but also in professional and cultural expertise. The event offered a stellar example of this progressive move.”

Dr. Marc Philippon is an orthopedic hip surgeon and partner with The Steadman Clinic ( in Vail, Colorado. He specializes in hip related conditions including degenerative diseases associated with the hip, as well as joint-related injuries in high-level athletes who consistently use powerful hip rotations; pro-golfers, baseball and hockey players are examples of such athletes. Dr. Philippon is internationally known for performing joint preservation procedures utilizing state-of-the art arthroscopic techniques and for specializing in procedures to repair labral tears, cartilage damage, symptoms associated with arthritis, bone spurs and impingement.
Tags:Orthopedic Hip Surgeon, Arthroscopic Hip Surgery, Dr Marc Philippon
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