Friday, April 27, 2012

Providence Medical Center to offer free seminar on joint replacement

Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan, is offering an informational orthopaedic health presentation on the latest treatments for total joint replacement and osteoporosis.

The presentation will be held at the Providence Ball YMCA, located at 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday, May 29. 

The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. and is free of charge.  Reservations can be scheduled by calling 800-281-7777.

The presentation will be led by orthopaedic surgeon George Robinson M.D., and will offer the latest information on total joint replacement and osteoporosis including prevention, treatment, and testing.

Dr. Robinson will be on site to answer questions about the topics. Patients will also receive materials to more fully educate them on risks, symptoms and treatment for bone and joint issues. 

“Bone and joint issues are something most of the aging population deals with,” says Terry Jett, Providence's Orthopaedic Department Director.  “The more information you have, the better equipped you are to deal with problems that arise."

Total joint replacement, such as hip or knee replacement, is a procedure of orthopaedic surgery in which the arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is replaced with an orthopaedic prosthesis.  Osteoporosis is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture.

Dr. Robinson is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with more than 12 years of experience in total joint reconstructive surgery.

He is a member of the Kansas City Orthopedic Society and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and practices at Providence and Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth.

Dr. Robinson completed his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

He completed an internship in general surgery from St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colo., he completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Providence Medical Center’s Joint Center is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. 

It offers patients the optimum environment to rehabilitate after total hip, knee or shoulder surgery in a most efficient and home-like manner.

The Center's goals are to maximize the total joint care experience, enhance the rehabilitation process and prepare each patient for an active and independent lifestyle.