News from University Hospitals Orthopedics
February 21, 2021
UH first in Northeast Ohio to offer EOSedge X-ray system; new surgeon joins West side team
UH Clinical Update | February 2021
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the first site in Ohio, and the second in the United States with EOSedge, the new low dose 2D/3D full body imaging system from EOS imaging.
With the installation of EOSedge for orthopedic care, UH will offer adult patients and pediatric patients at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s a combination of low-dose exams, high-resolution images and the ability to generate 3D models.
“EOSedge allows our physicians to evaluate global alignment for spine conditions, which is key to patient outcomes such as improved function and quality-of-life,” says James Voos, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopedics at University Hospitals. “With high-resolution images, full body views and 3D capabilities, EOSedge will undoubtedly enhance our ability to care for patients. Furthermore, because of the system’s open design, patients should benefit from an efficient and modern imaging experience.”
Michael Glotzbecker, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, UH Rainbow, added, “As pediatric orthopedists, we are thoughtful about how many and what type of X-rays we order for children. EOS is a new technology that allows us to get better X-rays with significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays. For scoliosis and other spine conditions, it can give us a better 3D understanding of the spine, which helps us in providing the best, and safest, treatment for the kids we take care of. Patients often will be willing to travel further to be seen, in order to get the benefit of this technology.”
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UH and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s continues to invest in new technologies to provide safe and high quality care to treat patients in Northeast Ohio. The EOS technology protects children and adults while producing state-of-the-art images for treatment.
Beyond adding new technology, UH Orthopedics is also adding new clinicians. Orthopaedic surgeon, Brett McCoy, MD, joined UH Orthopaedics on Jan. 1, after prior positions with Cleveland Clinic, UH Parma Medical Center and Southwest Orthopaedics. Dr. McCoy has special expertise in arthroplasty, arthroscopy and fracture care.
Dr. McCoy earned his medical degree at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He later completed fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine at Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. McCoy’s focus at UH is general orthopaedics.
“Dr. McCoy brings energy, experience and great patient care to our valued orthopaedic patients on the West side,” says Dr. Voos. “He is well-established here in Cleveland, and we are thrilled to have him part of the UH team.”
“It’s increasingly rare to find community-based practices that maintain the thoughtful and convenient care we all prefer as patients while incorporating the technology and resources of a world-class institution,” Dr. McCoy says.
Dr. McCoy sees patients on the West side, with offices at the UH Center for Orthopedics in Sheffield, Amherst and Oberlin, as well as at UH St. John Medical Center, further strengthening UH’s West side orthopedic presence under Dr. Voos’ leadership.