Discussion looks at joint replacement

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare hospital will present a program on joint replacement from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Dr. Michael Thomas, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will present “Joint Replacement: Is it the Right Choice for You?” in the Jefferson Healthcare hospital auditorium at 834 Sheridan St., Port Townsend.

Thomas will talk about hip- and knee-replacement surgery, and discuss other alternatives for managing joint pain.

He will be joined by Mitzi Hazard, physical therapist and in-patient clinical supervisor, who will present a brief overview of Jefferson Healthcare’s Total Joint Replacement Program.

The program, developed and implemented in late 2012 by Jefferson Healthcare’s orthopedic team, provides a comprehensive approach to managing a joint-replacement procedure.

Patients ready to make the decision for joint replacement will work in unison with a team of clinical specialists to outline a step-by-step plan to get the patients back to mobility.

Following the presentations, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak with both Thomas and Hazard.

Josh Martin, director of orthopedics, will take the attendees on a tour of the orthopedic clinic and supporting hospital facilities.

Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the tour.

For more information about Jefferson Healthcare, visit www.jeffersonhealthcare.org.

Last modified: January 21. 2013 6:38PM
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