Seaside surgeon invents shoulder joint replacement implant
Receives FDA approval and funding

Seaside surgeon and partner Steven S. Goldberg, M.D. has invented an orthopedic implant described as a "breakthrough" for shoulder replacement surgery. Used with a new surgical approach that results in less stretching of muscles and ligaments, the Catalyst CSR Shoulder System minimizes the amount of bone removal required during a typical shoulder joint replacement.
The palm-sized Catalyst device is composed of an ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene and a metal alloy, cobalt-chromium-molybdenum. It more closely replicates the shape of a normal shoulder than do other devices currently on the market. Dr. Goldberg began developing the implant four years ago and founded Catalyst OrthoScience to bring the device to market. He holds several patents for the device, with others pending.
Since receiving FDA approval last month for use in live patients, Dr. Goldberg has implanted the device in more than half a dozen patients, including two surgeries performed at Seaside Surgery Center.
Catalyst OrthoScience, under the leadership of CEO Steven Herrington, recently received a round of funding from Naples-based investment fund Tamiami Angel Fund II. The money will go toward building inventory, beefing up sales and marketing, and completing the management team, according to fund Chairman Tim Cartwright.
Herrington reports that Catalyst OrthoScience has reached an agreement with a global partner to manufacture the CSR Shoulder System. Herrington predicts that there may come a time when the company will manufacture the product on its own, but the costs are of doing so are too high for a fledgling firm.
Consistently chosen as one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, Dr. Goldberg is an eight-time recipient of the Patients' Choice Award. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and specializes in Sports Medicine in his private practice. Dr. Goldberg also serves as the chief of the division of orthopedic surgery at Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples.
What to do about that Charley horse

You have over 600 muscles in your body. These muscles control everything you do, from  breathing to putting food in your mouth to swallowing. To move your muscles, your brain sends signals to the voluntary muscles and coordinates the movements that you want.The voluntary muscles contract as they're being used and they become tighter. The muscles then relax whenthe movement is complete. When the contraction/relaxation cycles are done repeatedly, as in exercising, the fibers become stronger and the muscles get larger and stronger.

However, sometimes the muscles, or just a few fibers within the muscle, contract on their own, causing a muscle spasm or cramp. The difference between a spasm and a cramp is the force of the contraction. If it's a quick contraction and release of muscle, without pain, it's a spasm. If the contraction is prolonged and painful, it's a cramp. Occasionally, cramps are so intense that you can't use your muscle because it's so tight and painful. Cramps can be short-lived, a minute or less, or as long as a couple of days. Because heat, dehydration, and/or lack of salt and minerals (electrolytes) are possible causes of muscle cramps, it's important to stay hydrated, especially during these hot summer months.

Seaside welcomes Teresa Bubin (RT-R)

We are happy to welcome Teresa Bubin (RT-R) to the Seaside staff as our X-Ray Technologist. Teresa was born in Ft. Lauderdale and moved to Pennsylvania at the age of two, and lived there most of her life, until she moved with her family to Naples four years ago.Teresa is happily married with five children and currently lives in Bonita Springs. Teresa graduated from Sharon Regional Health System as a radiologic technologist in 2006, and has held many positions in radiology, as well as held the position of student clinical instructor at NCH.

Of her position, Teresa says, "I love what I do, especially my patient care! I am enjoying the busy office, and I am very excited about working with a great team of people!"

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