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Arthritis and Joint Replacement: An Expert Explains Surgical Innovations for Hips and Knees

When arthritis brings chronic pain and curtails normal daily activities, it may be time to look beyond medication for relief. In an upcoming presentation, Pardee Hospital orthopedic specialist Amal Das, M.D., will discuss the latest procedures in hip and knee joint replacement and how they can be used to successfully treat severe arthritis.

The presentation, "Everything You Need to Know about Hip and Knee Replacement," is scheduled for Wed., April 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd., Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville. Registration is required; please call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

The medical community has made great strides in joint replacement, offering less-invasive options that can significantly reduce surgical and recovery times and lead to improved outcomes for those with problem joints. Dr. Das is a board-certified orthopedist who is fellowship-trained in joint surgery and specializes in hip and knee replacements. His patients benefit from his experience in state-of-the-art surgical techniques and from his patient-focused treatment philosophy. Dr. Das performs surgery at Pardee Hospital's Orthopedic Center of Excellence and practices at Hendersonville Orthopedic Associates, PLLC, The Joint Specialists of WNC.

Pardee's Orthopedic program includes joint surgeries for the hip, knee and shoulder, as well as comprehensive pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation programs designed to ensure the best surgical outcomes. For more information about the center, please call 1-828-696-4243. For more information on Pardee Hospital, or to find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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