Regional Orthopedic Surgeons Travelled to Bingham Memorial Hospital to Receive Advanced Training

Mar 10, 2015Press Releases

Recently, orthopedic surgeons from Rexburg to Pocatello convened at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot to receive advanced training in state-of-the-art arthroscopic shoulder procedures.

This educational partnership provided regional orthopedic surgeons with the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in Bingham Memorial’s biologic lab—a controlled scientific environment. Amongst peers, top-notch surgeons learned about the latest innovations in minimally invasive surgery for repairing complex shoulder injuries using the Shoulder Restoration System from ConMed Linvatec.

“We are always on the lookout for cutting-edge technology to enhance the expertise of our orthopedic surgeons,” says Dave Lowry, Bingham Memorial’s Director of Surgical Services. “We often hold trainings with the goal of providing surgeons with the latest solutions that will ultimately help their patients find relief from pain and discomfort, so they can get back to doing what they couldn’t do before surgery.”

Dr. Kenneth Newhouse, an orthopedic surgeon with Bingham Memorial’s Orthopedic Institute, was the first surgeon in eastern Idaho to be trained on this new technology.

“I am committed to finding better ways to improve patient outcomes,” says Dr. Newhouse. “The advanced shoulder training was important to stay up-to-date on the latest technology and determine if this new device will provide a better way of repairing complex shoulder injuries. This lab will help me return patients back to their sports, jobs, and lives as quickly as possible.”

Manufacturing companies through their research and development teams made a significant investment to bring this technology to eastern Idaho and Bingham Memorial Hospital. “Without biologic labs like Bingham Memorial’s and our willingness to collaborate, they wouldn’t be able to see their technology being used in real-time, and wouldn’t be able to receive tangible feedback from surgeons,” says Dave Lowry. “We are always pleased to be an integral part of moving technology forward that, at the end of the day, will greatly benefit the citizens of eastern Idaho.”

About Bingham Memorial Hospital

Bingham Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit critical access hospital located in Blackfoot, Idaho. Bingham Memorial Hospital is committed to the pursuit of excellence in our endeavor to provide a continuum of quality, compassionate, healthcare services for residents and visitors to east Idaho, in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. They have healthcare facilities in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Shelley, and Soda Springs, Idaho. For more information, visit or call (208) 785-4100.

About Bingham Memorial’s Orthopedic Institute

The Orthopedic Institute offers an innovative and comprehensive approach to orthopedic and sports medicine care in east Idaho. Our world-class physicians are second to none, and offer exceptional service, advanced medical procedures and a patient-centered philosophy of care. They are passionate about helping people to live their lives to the fullest by helping them find relief from their arthritis and joint pain found in the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, foot or ankle. With offices in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Soda Springs, we offer convenient orthopedic and sports medicine care to patients. For more information, visit

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