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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Better outcomes for arthritic patients focus of St. Francis Health-sponsored seminar

INDIANAPOLIS – Physicians and other clinicians are poised to participate in the Joint Replacement Symposium: Evaluation and Treatment of the Arthritic Patient, sponsored by Franciscan St. Francis Health Center for Hip & Knee Surgery.

The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, at the JW Marriott, 10 S. West St. in downtown Indianapolis.

The symposium offers an opportunity for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to discuss and explore integrated approaches to the care and treatment of their patients with osteoarthritis. The goal of this event is to help foster the best experience possible for arthritic patients.

Renowned fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, who are members of Franciscan Physician Network, will focus on the latest developments in arthritis diagnosis and treatment — sharing their experience and research over the 27-year history of the Center for Hip & Knee Replacement. With more than 35,000 patients, the center has access to one of the largest joint-related databases in the world.

The Center today is recognized globally for its exceptional surgical outcomes, comprehensive patient follow-up, leading-edge research and technology development that have improved the quality of life for patients around the world.

The conference will explore current approaches in the diagnosis, treatment and management of arthritis. Topics will include: physical exam of the arthritic hip and knee; X-ray and MRI evaluation of hip and knee disease; non-operative management of arthritis (pills, shots, gels); surgical care of hip and knee osteoarthritis, including partial and total knee, and hip replacement techniques and outcomes; and research in total joint replacement, and many others.

The fee for the symposium is $50. To register or for more information, contact Marty Spitz at 317-834-9539 or