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PALM COAST, Fla., October 27, 2014 – Approximately 60 community members joined Florida Hospital Flagler on Sept. 29 for a free seminar featuring orthopedic physicians Dr. David Gay and Dr. Jeffrey Keen.
Gay discussed arthritis of the shoulder while Keen addressed partial-knee replacement.
“The hip, shoulder and wrist joints work similar to a ball and socket. The shoulder’s ball and socket is more of a mismatch, like a golf ball on a tee,” said Gay. “Arthritis is the number one cause of joint problems and approximately 43 million people in the U.S. are affected with this disease. About half of everyone older than 65 has arthritis.”
“Knee pain strikes millions every year. Many people delay treatment and by doing so, may risk greater pain and worse outcomes,” Keen said. “Women are at a greater risk than men. They are two to eight times more likely than men to have knee problems and delaying treatment can result in more serious knee problems.”
“As physicians, we educate patients and families about arthritis and its treatment options, joint health, and recovery through smart lifestyle choices,” Keen added. “Recovery after surgery is a cooperative effort and successful recovery is a collaboration of patients, doctors and caregivers.”
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler employs nearly 1,000 caregivers. Florida Hospital Flagler is comprised of the hospital’s main campus; Town Center Surgery, a freestanding outpatient center; and the Parkway Medical Plaza which includes a walk-in clinic, laboratory, imaging and women’s center and physician offices. For more information, call (386) 586-2000 or visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com.
Approximately 60 community members joined Florida Hospital Flagler for a free seminar featuring orthopedic physicians Dr. David Gay (left) and Dr. Jeffrey Keen (speaking). Gay discussed arthritis of the shoulder while Keen addressed partial-knee replacement.