You don’t have to be a senior citizen to know that disorders of the musculoskeletal system can literally be a real pain. Orthopedic surgery for common joint injuries and diseases like arthritis are among the most common medical procedures done today.
Those disorders, along with tips for prevention and treatment will be the focus of the next Central Colorado Humanists Science Sunday program on March 4 at 10 a.m. at the Salida Steam Plant.
Dr. Robert Hunter, director of the Heart of the Rockies Medical Center Orthopedic Center of Excellence and the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center will present a program on a variety of joint health issues, using physical models and will describe options for treatment.
Dr. Hunter came to Salida in 2009 from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he served as director of sports medicine for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and director of the Arizona Institute for Sports Medicine.
Prior to his time in Tucson, Hunter spent 14 years with an orthopedic group in Aspen. He is the founding director of the Aspen Foundation for Sports Medicine, Education and Research Fellowship Program. He has published more than 40 articles in journals on sports medicine topics and is coauthor of the medical textbook, “AANA Advanced Arthroscopy: The Knee.”
His presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. The program is open to the public and part of the Humanists’ Sunday Science series, held the first Sunday of each month. Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable to both scientists and non-scientists.
A discussion and light refreshments will follow the talk. Admission is always free and the public is invited.