Birth Choice will hold its annual Walk for Life on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at West Jackson Baptist Church for anyone who wants to fundraise for the Jackson and Trenton clinics and help Birth Choice buy a mobile medical unit.
In the weeks leading up to the walk, walkers ask friends and family to sponsor them by pledging or donating to Birth Choice. Walkers meet on Sept. 29th to walk together, show their support for life, and enjoy several activities. Walkers can register or learn more at birthchoice.biz or by following Birth Choice on Facebook or Instagram.
Walkers can expect music, jumpers, games, a hot dog eating contest for local youth leaders, a Madison County Fire Department puppet show and emergency response vehicles. Birth Choice will sell picnic lunches and participants are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. Admission is free.
People suffering from joint pain in their knees can learn about a new robotics-assisted, knee replacement surgery that provides greater accuracy during surgery and improved results.
Dr. Jason Hutchison, a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., will talk about the NAVIO Surgical System that he and other West Tennessee Bone & Joint physicians in Jackson are doing at the Physicians Surgery Center and Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
“With any total knee arthroplasty surgery, final placement of the implant is critical to providing both the function and longevity that today’s patients expect,” said Dr. Hutchison. “With the NAVIO system I’m able to see real-time data throughout the surgery that is designed to help place each implant in the optimal location based on each patient’s unique anatomy.”
Unlike other robotics-assisted platforms, the NAVIO system does not require a pre-operative CT-scan. Instead, the surgeon collects patient-specific data during the procedure to build a 3D model of the patient’s knee. This is used to plan the surgery. To perform the procedure, a handheld robotics-assisted tool (the NAVIO handpiece) is used to position NAVIO-specific cut guides exactly as intended, based on the patient-specific data previously collected. This extra layer of precision and accuracy is designed to enable optimal implant placement for better patient outcomes.
West Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic physicians in Jackson began using the NAVIO robotics-assisted surgery for both total and partial knee replacement in July.
Many patients can get relief from knee pain with partial knee replacement surgery, said Dr. Hutchison. “They don’t have to wait in pain until they are a candidate for full knee replacement.”
The event is free but seating is limited. Please register at https://wtbjc.com/contact/seminar.php.
The West Tennessee Artisan Trail will host the Art on Track Festival, featuring art, railroad history, demonstrations, storytelling and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic N.C. & St. L. Depot & Railroad Museum, 582 S. Royal St., in Jackson, Tenn.
This year, exhibits will include other regional artisans who are not West Tennessee Artisan Trail members, showing their fine art, traditional art, and folk art. Among those confirmed are the Storytellers League, woodturners and weavers, who will participate. This is a designated Tennessee Craft Week and American Craft Week event.
Celebrate Christmas in October with World Overcomers Church - Jackson. Join us as we celebrate You with give-a-ways, entertainment, food trucks, health screenings, Zumba, Kids Activities and much much more. Bring you lawn chairs or blanket and relax and join in on the fun.
This event is open to the public and fun for the whole family. Come out and enjoy the fun.
Join us for the 6th Annual Downtown Dogtrot 5k run/1 mile fun walk! Hosted by LIFT Wellness Center, the event offers serious runners an early evening walk, perfect for preparation for a weekend marathon, and walkers enjoy the beautiful Jackson Walk area. Runners and walkers are encouraged to bring their four-legged companions to participate with them! Proceeds benefit Downtown Dogs Group, a non-profit dog & cat rescue and sanctuary.
Register at www.runsignup.com