Monday, October 24, 2011

Orthopedist Dr. Robert Smith to Talk on Joint Replacement

Robert Smith, M.D., of Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center, will discuss all aspects of joint replacement on Wednesday, November 2, at 6 p.m. in Fauquier Hospital's Sycamore Room. Dr. Smith is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, sports medicine, joint replacement and general orthopedic surgery.

While joint replacement surgery is major surgery, it has a high success rate and most patients are very satisfied with the pain relief and improved mobility that surgery brings. In most cases, the new joint will last many years. In the talk on November 2, Dr. Smith will explain that long-term success is often dependent on age, weight and activity level, as well as other factors. He'll discuss the surgery and recovery, as well as how to tell when it's time to consider joint replacement surgery.

Registration is free and requested. Call 540-316-3588 to register or for more details.

1 comment:

Kent Clark said...

How long does it take to recover from a joint replacement surgery? It seems like such a major surgery would take some time to recover from. However, it is successful, I would say that it is worth the time. After all, if the final outcome is positive, then it was time well spent in recovery.