‘Facts, Fads and Fiction About Joint Replacement Surgery’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, April 4

Mar 26, 2018

“Facts, Fads and Fiction About Joint Replacement Surgery,” a free public lecture, will be presented Wednesday, April 4, 6-7:15 p.m., at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.

Presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, the 75-minute lecture will include time for questions and answers.

Speaker Michael P. Dohm, MD, FAAOS, ABOS, will discuss the development and prevention of arthritis as well as the history of joint replacement surgery and the application of patient-reported and functional outcomes to joint replacement. Dr. Dohm, an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery with the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, will review current treatment guidelines and the efficiency and effectiveness of surgical intervention, as well as discuss medical care and the importance of rehabilitation and nutrition in the operative and non-operative processes of treating joint-related conditions.

According to the Mayo Clinic, an estimated 4.7 million people in the United States have undergone total knee replacement and 2.5 million have undergone total hip replacement and are living with implants. The rates of these operations are rapidly increasing: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that total hip replacements have more than doubled and total knee replacements have nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010. Medicare covered more than 400,000 knee and hip replacements in 2014 at a cost of $7 billion for hospitalizations related to those procedures. According to data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, total knee replacement has been the most frequently performed inpatient procedure on adults age 45 and over in recent years.

Seating for the lecture is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit the UA Arthritis Center website, www.arthritis.arizona.edu, or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

The UA Arthritis Center offers validation of parking tickets for the Banner – UMC Tucson Visitor/Patient Parking Garage during Living Healthy With Arthritis lectures. Tickets can be validated by a UA Arthritis Center staff member in the hospital lobby before or after the lecture.

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a Sign Language interpreter or disability-related accommodations, please contact Tracy Shake, 520-626-5040, email: livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of free monthly talks presented by the UA Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

The final lecture in the spring 2018 series will be held Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m., at Banner – UMC Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, and will feature C. Kent Kwoh, MD, director of the UA Arthritis Center, and Mohab M. Ibrahim, MD, PhD, director of the UA Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic at Banner – UMC South.

About Michael P. Dohm, MD, FAAOS, ABOS

Michael P. Dohm, MD, FAAOS, ABOS, is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery with the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. He earned his bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University in 1983 and his medical degree from the UA in 1987. He also compeleted an internship in general surgery in 1988 and a residency in orthopaedic durgery in 1992 at the UA. He joined the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013 and is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Dohm practiced in Grand Junction, Colo., from 1992 until 2013. There, he established The Western Slope Study Group, a non-profit quality-improvement organization, and as a clinician-scientist became involved in the investigation of clinical applications of evidence in orthopaedic practice. He participated in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Musculoskeletal Outcomes Data Evaluation and Management System (MODEMS™) program. This led to the founding of the AAOS Outcome Special Interest Group, as well as the inaugural evidence-based practice committee for the AAOS, and the Orthopedic Research Society research interest group Orthopaedic Evidence and Outcome Education Organization.

Dr. Dohm is is involved in patient-reported measurement outcome projects and is a member of the evidence-based practice committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the guidelines committee for the North American Spine Society and the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group Advisory Board.

About the University of Arizona Arthritis Center

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, please visit www.arthritis.arizona.edu

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