The 2012 ONS Foundation Conference for Medical Professionals Explores Innovations in Joint Replacement

Orthopaedic surgeons reveal the latest research and advances on “Replacement Parts”.

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ONS Foundation President Paul Sethi, MD, Vice President Vicki Leeds Tannanbaum and Conference Chairman Frank Ennis, MD at the 2011 ONS Foundation Medical Conference

ONS Foundation President Paul Sethi, MD, Vice President Vicki Leeds Tannanbaum and Conference Chairman Frank Ennis, MD at the 2011 ONS Foundation Medical Conference

There have been tremendous advances in the field of joint replacement and many patients who suffer from severe arthritis now automatically look to joint replacement for relief.

Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) October 16, 2012

The 4th annual ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education conference for medical professionals will take place Saturday, November 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital at 5 Perryridge Road. This year’s conference themed “Replacement Parts”- Innovations in Joint Replacement, will feature orthopaedic surgeons with a special expertise in joint replacement.

Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and physical and occupational therapists are invited to learn about the most cutting-edge surgeries that are being performed to restore mobility in the aging population. From shoulders to ankles and many other joints in between, surgeons are making it possible for people to stay active longer through joint replacement surgery. Conference speakers will cover a wide variety of topics related to the latest research and innovations in this developing field.

“There have been tremendous advances in the field of joint replacement and many patients who suffer from severe arthritis now automatically look to joint replacement for relief,” says Foundation president and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Sethi. “For example, over 4.5 million Americans currently live with a total knee replacement in at least one knee. That’s nearly 5 percent of the population age 50 and older. It is expected that the number of total knee replacements is expected to soar by 673 percent, to 3.48 million, by 2030. Besides the highly publicized knee, hip and shoulder replacement surgeries, there has been tremendous progress in developing effective wrist, elbow and even ankle replacements. The ONS Foundation is involved in some of this exciting research, which led us to making it the focus of this year’s conference for medical professionals.”

Orthopedic surgeon and joint replacement specialist Frank Ennis, MD is the conference program chairman. Greenwich Hospital Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide CME or CEU education credit for attendees. The ONS Foundation conference is being offered to medical professionals at no charge, due to an anonymous gift. Lunch and program materials are included. To register online for “Replacement Parts” — Innovations in Joint Replacement, go to ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, or call (203) 869-3131.

2012 Conference Program

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Program Announcements

Session I     8:30 a.m. -10:20 a.m.

  •     Physical Therapy- Initial Approach Delay Replacement?
  •     Viscosupplementation
  •     PRP Injection
  •     Q & A
  •     Ankle Fusion & Arthroplasty
  •     Knee Replacement: What’s New & What Works
  •     Knee Meniscal Regeneration & Transplantation
  •     Q & A
  •     Hip Arthroscopy: Can I Avoid a Hip Replacement?
  •     Hip Replacement Controversy: Alternate Bearing Surfaces
  •     Q & A
  •     BREAK / REFRESHMENTS

Session II     10:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.                

  •     The Post-Operative Performer - Special Guest – Jane Condon, comedian
  •     Disc Replacement versus Fusion
  •     Total Shoulder Replacement
  •     Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  •     Q & A
  •     Elbow Replacement Surgery
  •     Wrist/Basal Joint Arthroplasty
  •     Small Joint Replacements in the Hand
  •     Physical Therapy- Making it Work
  •     Q & A
  •     WORKING LUNCH / ADJOURN

ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, Inc. is a registered not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization devoted to understanding the causes and optimal treatments of orthopaedic injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. The ONS Foundation, in alliance with Greenwich Hospital, strives to improve standards of excellence for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders through clinical research, physician and patient education, and community outreach programs. The Foundation is located at 6 Greenwich Office Park, 10 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT.


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