Jan. 12, 2015
Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about knee replacement at Wright State Physicians Health Center
Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Total Knee Arthroplasty — Facts and Myths,” on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.
The speaker is Matthew W. Lawless, M.D., a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who focuses on knee issues. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in the orthopaedic sports medicine subspecialty. Lawless is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He also serves as team physician for Wright State University Athletics.
Lawless will speak about knee arthroplasty, a surgical procedure used to provide relief from knee pain by replacing parts of the knee joint with artificial parts. This is an option used when other treatments — weight loss, medicine, injections or physical therapy — do not work. He will address operative and non-operative treatments for knee pain and their results. He also will discuss the importance of balance and motion.