10th 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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This program is designed to improve communication and contact among orthopedic 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 orthopedic surgeons about joint replacement.

Course director: Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD


  • Employ management processes of hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Describe approaches to patient pre-op optimization
  • Review complex arthroplasty cases
  • Discuss the options for management of patella in total knee arthroplasty



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. to 2:30 p.m.

  • 8 a.m. | Check-In/Breakfast
  • 8:50 a.m. | Introduction
    Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD
  • 9 a.m. | Patellar Resurfacing in Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Lucas Nikkel, MD
  • 9:30 a.m. | Question-and-Answer Period
  • 9:40 a.m. | The Future for Orthopedic/Joint Replacement Practice Types Panel
    Moderator: Charles Davis III, MD, PhD
    Gary Zartman, MD
    Craig Fultz, MD
    Robert Dahmus, MD
    Mark Mason, MD
    Nikkole Haines, MD
  • 10:10 a.m. | Question-and-Answer Period
  • 10:20 a.m. | Break
  • 10:30 a.m. | Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Case Presentations
  • 11:30 a.m. | Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. | The Failed Hemiarthroplasty
    Nikkole Haines, MD
  • 1 p.m. | Question-and-Answer Period
  • 1:10 p.m. | Patient Selection and Pre-op Optimization Panel
    Moderator: Charles Davis III, MD, PhD
    Rodney Brenneman, MD
    Rex A. Herbert, DO
    Lucas Nikkel, MD
    Matthew Widner, MD
  • 1:40 p.m. | Question-and-Answer Period
  • 1:50 p.m. | Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Case Presentations
  • 2:30 p.m. | Program Evaluation and Adjournment


Invited Faculty

Rodney Brenneman, MD
Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster

Robert Dahmus, MD
Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania

Craig Fultz, MD
Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Rex A. Herbert, DO
Lebanon VA Medical Center

Gary Zartman, MD
Lancaster Orthopedic Group

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine Faculty

Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD
Conference Moderator
Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Chief, Division of Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty

Nikkole Haines, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Mark Mason, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Lucas Nikkel, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Matthew Widner, MD
Resident, Orthopaedics

Case files

Please email Amanda Erikson at aerikson@pennstatehealth.psu.edu if you will be bringing case files.


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


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This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

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