According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), a painful knee is the most frequent bone- or joint-related complaint that brings people to their doctor. About 400,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S. and an overwhelming majority result in a dramatic reduction in knee pain and significant improvement in the person's ability to perform daily activities, the AAOS reports.

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic knee pain due to arthritis, total knee replacement may be the answer. Discussing your options with an expert is the best way to learn more about available treatments. On Saturday, May 17, the community will have this opportunity to talk with an expert at “Oh, My Aching Knees”, a free seminar, led by Joseph Chenger, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Centennial Medical Center. He will discuss details on innovative treatment options for knee pain, including the latest in gender-specific knee replacement implants, and who is a candidate for the total knee replacement surgery.   

The seminar will begin at 9 a.m. in the 3 Tower Classroom on Centennial Medical Center’s campus located at 2300 Patterson Street. To register for this free seminar, call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919.

Centennial Medical Center, part of TriStar Health System®, is a 665-bed tertiary facility that has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Recently named a Thomson’s 100 Top Hospital, Centennial Medical Center has also been recognized as one of the country’s 100 Top Hospitals in cardiovascular medicine, stroke service, orthopedics, and breast cancer management.