Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee) and Older Adults
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Each year nearly 800, 000 Americans have hip or knee joint replacement surgery every year. This number is expected to rise in the coming decades as the nation's Baby Boomers reach retirement age. The most common cause of hip joint deterioration is osteoarthritis (OA) and OA is one of the most prevalent, chronic, disabling diseases that affects two-thirds of individuals age 65 years and older. That amounts to about ten million or more Americans with OA. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), only 332,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States each year.
If you want more in depth information on this topic, Dr. Simon C. Mears certainly has the expertise to satisfy your interest. Hip and knee surgeon Simon C. Mears, M.D., Ph. D is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in the UAMS College of Medicine. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with special interests in total hip and knee replacement, hip fracture care and geriatric orthopaedics.
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: UAMS DWR IOA Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium
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