The JRMC U: Total Joint Replacement is set for 11 a.m., Thursday, March 16. The event will help people understand how to keep the musculoskeletal system healthy and when to consider surgery as an option, said Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael T. Dean.
In his career, Dr. Dean has replaced more than 5,000 joints.
“We hope to help people understand options for care of their bones, muscles and joints,” Dr. Dean said. “If total joint replacement is the best option, we can help people understand what to expect before, during and after surgery. We can also help them assess the pros and cons of surgery as well as treatment options instead of surgery.”
JRMC Orthopedics specializes in diagnosing and treating bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. The specialty includes procedures such as total joint replacements of the hip, knee and shoulder, knee arthroscopy and fracture repair.
The event is free of charge and includes a light lunch. Membership at TRAC is not required to attend.