Hamilton Medical Center

DALTON— Orthopaedic surgeon John Norman, MD, will speak on “Arthritis, joint pain and joint replacements,” a Hamilton Medical Center Joint Moves event, at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Bradley Wellness Center.

The program is free, and light refreshments will be provided.

“Because the pain relief is usually very significant, total joint replacement patients are some of the happiest patients we treat,” said Norman. “The procedure allows patients to be much more active - physically and socially.”

Arthritis is among the most common causes of knee and hip pain. Osteoarthritis is most common in people over 50-years-old, and in people with a family history of arthritis. In osteoarthritis, the articular cartilage that cushions the bones wears away. Eventually the bones rub against each other, causing pain and stiffness.

Non-operative treatments for joint pain include anti-inflammatory drugs or other treatments such as physical therapy. When non-operative treatments offer little relief, and everyday activities are limited due to stiffness and pain, knee or hip replacement surgery may be the solution to allow people to keep moving without pain.

Please register by Feb. 24 by calling 706-272-6601. Space is limited.