The Latest Procedure multi-media project builds on Eight’s 30-Year anniversary of making television history with the first live broadcast of open heart surgery in 1983. Watch video of the pilot program,
Anterior Total Hip Replacement Surgery, below.

Dr. Edward Diethrich visited Eight and The Latest Procedure set during a break in filming.  He shared thoughts about his experience and offered encouragement to the production team involved in the pilot.


Dr. Ted Firestone had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Joel Matta about the past, present and future of anterior hip replacement as a part of The Latest Procedure project. Dr. Matta is the physician credited with bringing the anterior hip replacement approach to the United States from France. He developed and has extensively taught his own way of performing the surgery, which is known as the Matta Technique.

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