UAMS Hosts Seminar on Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery

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LITTLE ROCK – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) orthopaedic surgeons and nationally known geriatrician David Lipschitz, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss options, including minor surgery, for relieving joint pain associated with arthritis during a free seminar April 29.


The seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium at the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. Free parking is available in the Outpatient Parking Deck across West Capitol Avenue from the Spine Institute. The seminar is free, but space is limited. To hold a reservation, call 501-686-6363.


Seminar topics include the impact of arthritis on the hip, knee, elbow and shoulder surgery and potential treatments, including minimally invasive surgery. Exercise and fitness, along with new medications and new mechanical devices also will be among the topics discussed. There also will be a question-and-answer session.


Lipschitz, professor and chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics and director of the UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging, will begin the seminar with a presentation on patients and surgery. He is an author, columnist and nationally recognized expert on the aging process.


Joining Lipschitz is Richard Evans, M.D., an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine, and Ash Hasan, M.D., an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 9,300 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.4 billion a year.