Living Healthy With Arthritis - Tucson Lecture Series
Sep 3, 2014

Outcomes and Evidence on Joint Replacement Surgery

Michael Dohm, MD

About the Lecture:

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 on boththe 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, along with a Consumer Reports approach to the efficiency and effectiveness of surgical intervention will also be presented.  Medical care and the importance of rehabilitation and nutrition in the operative and non-operative processes of treating joint-related conditions will also be discussed.

About Dr. Dohm:

Dr. Dohm is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  He earned his bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University in 1983 and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1987.  He completed an internship in General Surgery and a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, both at the University of Arizona. He joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine faculty and the UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013 after spending 21 years in private practice in Grand Junction, Colorado.  During that time, he established a non-profit orthopaedic practice quality improvement organization and as a clinician-scientist became involved in the investigation of clinical applications and evidence in orthopaedic practice.  Dr. Dohm is currently 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 is also involved in patient-reported measurement outcome projects as well as functional analysis of orthopaedic interventions in collaboration with iCAMP, the interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance at the University of Arizona.