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(Honesdale, October 12, 2005)… Due to snow, the joint replacement seminar has been rescheduled to November 8th (snow date, November 9th) at 6:30pm at Western Wayne Middle/High School in South Canaan.
“This seminar is for anyone who has arthritis in the knees or hips and wants to learn about the disease and the newest treatment options available to them, ” says Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon William Jason, M.D. “They will learn about the newest options for treatment, including minimally invasive joint replacement surgery.”
The free presentation, will be the second time Dr. Jason has offered the seminar this year. In April, Errol Flynn of Cherry Ridge Township heard Dr. Jason speak at Honesdale High School. A few months later, the Honesdale lawyer underwent a minimally invasive hip replacement with Dr. Jason at Wayne Memorial Hospital. “I had been putting it off, but I learned that today’s materials for joint replacement have the potential to last a whole lot longer than 20 years ago,” says Flynn, who is 58. “So I went ahead and had my right hip replaced. I haven’t regretted it. In fact, I’m thrilled about it!”
Minimally invasive joint replacement is, as Dr. William Jason puts it, an “evolution more than a revolution” in joint replacement. And it generally offers a patient less pain and a faster recovery period than traditional joint replacement surgery.
For minimally invasive procedures, the surgeon makes a smaller incision than traditional surgeries—for knees, 3-5