Ninth Annual Central PA Joint Replacement Symposium: Common and Cutting-Edge Issues in Joint Arthroplasty

This program happened in the past, and no dates are currently scheduled.

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Our program is designed to improve communication and contact among orthopaedic surgeons in central Pennsylvania with an interest in joint arthroplasty.

This meeting will include discussion of difficult cases and will raise the level of knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons about joint replacement.

Residents and fellows are welcome to attend.


The overall course objectives are as follows:

  • Explain the best way to communicate within the specialty.
  • Employ management processes of hip and knee arthroplasty.
  • Describe the physiology of arthritis pain.
  • Discuss complex arthroplasty cases.
  • Review the options for management of abductor dysfunction in arthroplasty patients.


Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • 8 a.m. | Check-In/Breakfast
  • 8:50 a.m. | Introduction
    Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD
    Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    Chief, Division of Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty
    Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, PA
  • 9 a.m. | Pathophysiology of Arthritis Pain
    Thomas Ring, MD
    Orthopaedic Specialists of Central PA
    Lancaster, PA
  • 9:30 a.m. | Question/Answer Period
  • 9:40 a.m. | Antibiotic-Laden Bone Cement
    Chris Damsgaard, MD
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Danville, PA
  • 10:10 a.m. | Question/Answer Period
  • 10:20 a.m. | Break
  • 10:30 a.m. | Complex Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)/ Total Knee
    Arthroplasty (TKA) Case Presentations with Attendees

    Moderator: Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD
  • 11:30 a.m. | Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. | Abductor Dysfunction After THA
    Gary Zartman, MD
    Lancaster Orthopaedic Group
    Lancaster, PA
  • 1 p.m. | Question/Answer Period
  • 1:10 p.m. | Evolution of Polyethylene and Where We Are Now
    Michael Sobieraj, MD, PhD
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • 1:40 p.m. | Question/Answer Period
  • 1:50 p.m. | Complex Primary and Revision THA/TKA
    Case Presentations with Attendees

    Moderator: Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD
  • 2:30 p.m. | Program Evaluation and Adjournment

Please notify Amanda Erikson at if you will be bringing case files.

Course Director

Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Chief, Division of Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA


There is no fee for this program, but registration is required.


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A continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Bone and Joint Institute.

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