• Joint Replacement Lectures

    Innovations in Joint Replacement Surgery

    The world of joint replacement surgery is continually advancing, providing exciting new options for patients. Joint replacements are no longer a one-size-fits-all approach. New techniques are allowing surgeons to customize and tailor treatments to each patient's specific needs. Join orthopedic surgeons from the Joint Replacement Center at San Antonio Regional Hospital's Orthopedics Institute as they discuss the latest innovations in hip, shoulder, and knee replacements and how these new approaches are offering less pain and shorter recovery times.

  • A JOINT EFFORT: New Techniques in Knee Replacement

    TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    Joint replacement surgery is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach. Newer techniques now allow surgeons to customize knee replacements for each patientís specific needs. Join orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Jahng, MD to learn when it is time to consider knee replacement surgery, and how the latest advancements are providing patients with faster recovery and less downtime.

    Watch the Workshop here

    Kenneth Jahng, MD


    What's Causing Your Hip Pain?

    TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    Hip pain is most commonly caused by osteoarthritis and aging, but athletes can also experience painful hip movements from the rigors of competitive sports. Join Michelle Ward, MD, orthopedic surgeon, as she discusses the variety of hip problems, stages in hip deterioration, treatment options available, and the latest techniques in total hip joint replacement. Learn the signs to look for in determining whether you are ready for a hip replacement.

    Watch Replay Workshop here

    Michelle Ward, MD

    How to Measure the Quality of a Joint Replacement Program

    TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    If you are contemplating joint replacement surgery, one of the biggest decisions you will make is which surgeon and hospital you will entrust with your care. With so much information available online, many patients are taking a more active role in selecting providers they feel will ensure the best possible outcome. Join Orthopedic Surgeon Jay Shah, MD, Medical Director, Joint Replacement Center, as he shares the key quality measures you should look for in a joint replacement program. Learn the critical questions to ask your orthopedic surgeon, and which factors play the biggest role in determining surgical success.

    Register for Workshop here

    PRESENTED BY: Jay Shah, MD
Orthopedic Surgery

    Future Trends in Stem Cell and Platelet Therapy for Orthopedics

    TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    Regenerative medicine is seen by many in the medical community as one of the most important breakthroughs in orthopedic care. Media attention has been given to high profile athletes who have used regenerative therapies as an alternative to surgery. Join Asghar Husain, MD as he discusses this future trend in the world of orthopedics. Learn what stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are, and how they work in restoring damaged tissues and joints. Hear about the growing demand in orthopedics for these regenerative therapies to treat osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, and other orthopedic conditions.

    Register for Workshop here

    PRESENTED BY: Asghar Husain, MD
Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

    HIP JOINTS: Latest Treatments in Non-Arthritic Conditions

    TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    While many people experience hip pain due to the aging process and osteoarthritis, there are a number of non-arthritic conditions that can cause hip discomfort. This is especially true for those with sports and/or overuse injuries. Join orthopedic surgeon Connor LaRose, MD as he discusses the causes of hip pain and what the pain generators are in and around the hip area. Learn how the orthopedic community’s ability to treat non-arthritic hip problems has grown exponentially with the advent of advanced arthroscopic technology and techniques, and how physicians are now able to return people to their sports and lives in ways they couldn’t have imagined in years past.

    PRESENTED BY:Connor LaRose, MD
Orthopedic Surgery -
Sports Medicine


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    Our Total Joint Replacement pre-op class is taught by our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator, as well as a Physical Therapy team member. You will learn how to prepare for surgery, what to expect before, during and after your procedure and receive answers to any questions you may have.
    You’ll also learn about:
    • Pre-op exercises
    • Infection prevention
    • Pain management
    • Physical therapy
    • Precautions and limitations following surgery


    Before having a joint replacement at San Antonio Regional Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center, it is mandatory that both you and your ‘coach’ attend the Total Joint Replacement class.  Plan to attend this class 2-4 weeks prior to your surgery. 
    English classes are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and Spanish classes are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. All classes are from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required; please call Kathleen Webster, Orthopedic Nurse Navigator to register once you have been scheduled for surgery by your orthopedic surgeon.

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  • Total Joint Replacement Class