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TEXARKANA, Texas — The CHRISTUS St. Michael Center for Joint Replacement will present a free community luncheon seminar, "Walk Away from Hip or Knee Pain: The Latest Technology," at noon on Sept. 27 in the North Conference Center, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

Dr. Harold G. Weems, orthopedic surgeon, will share information on surgical and non-surgical treatment options for hip and/or knee joint pain and explain the benefits of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total knee replacement, the latest advancement in orthopedics arthroplasty. A light meal will be served at no charge.

Stryker's Mako System is robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip, and partial knee replacements, said Joseph Ramos, director of physical medicine at St. Michael Center for Joint Replacement.

Seminar participants will learn how specially trained surgeons are able to precisely target only the diseased portion of the hip or knee utilizing the Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System.

Weems will share information about how this latest advancement transforms the way total hip and knee replacements are performed. The robotic arm-assisted technology allows surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on specific diagnosis and anatomy.

The program is offered at no costs to participants, but seating is limited, and reservations are required. To register, call 1-855-614-6453 toll-free or register online at christusstmichael.org/totalhip-knee.

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