UA Arthritis Center Presents ‘Outcomes and Evidence on Joint Replacement Surgery,’ Sept. 3

Aug 22, 2014
Free lecture, open to the public, by UA orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Dohm, who will discuss current surgical and non-surgical treatments for joint disease, the history of joint replacement surgery and outcomes, and the importance of rehabilitation and nutrition.

Dr. Michael DohmOutcomes and Evidence on Joint Replacement Surgery,” a free presentation by orthopaedic surgeon Michael Dohm, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6-7:15 p.m., at the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, DuVal Auditorium (Room 2600), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.

Open to the public, the 75-minute presentation includes time for questions and answers. Light refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Dohm will discuss the operative and non-operative treatment of joint disease, including evidence, outcome and value of current surgical and non-surgical treatments. He will discuss evidence for both the development and prevention of arthritis as well as the history of joint replacement surgery and the application of patient-reported and functional outcomes to joint replacement. Current treatment guidelines, with a Consumer Reports approach to the efficiency and effectiveness of surgical intervention, and medical care and the importance of rehabilitation and nutrition in the operative and non-operative processes of treating joint-related conditions also will be discussed.

About Dr. Dohm

Dr. Dohm earned his bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University in 1983 and his medical degree in 1987 from the UA College of Medicine, where he also completed an internship in general surgery in 1988 and a residency in orthopaedic surgery in 1992. He joined the faculty of the UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2013 after 21 years in private practice in Grand Junction, Colo. During that time, he established a non-profit quality improvement organization and as a clinician-scientist became involved in the investigation of clinical applications and evidence in orthopaedic practice.

Dr. Dohm currently is a member of the evidence-based practice committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the guidelines committee for the North American Spine Society and the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group Advisory Board. He also is involved in patient-reported measurement outcome projects as well as functional analysis of orthopaedic interventions in collaboration with iCAMP (interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance) at the UA.

Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit the University of Arizona Arthritis Center website or call 520-626-5040 or email

Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, in the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus visitor/patient parking garage.

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of monthly talks presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

The 75-minute lectures, with time for questions and answers, are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

Upcoming lectures include:

  • Oct. 1, “Optimal Aging, Rewinding the Clock,” Michael Hewitt, PhD, research director for exercise science, Canyon Ranch Health Resort.
  • Nov. 5, “Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope,” C. Kent Kwoh, MD, director, University of Arizona Arthritis Center; chief, Division of Rheumatology; The Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology; professor of medicine and medical imaging, UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Lectures will not be held in December 2014, January 2015, and February 2015, but will resume in March 2015.

The annual Living Healthy with Arthritis Conference will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.


The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, visit

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