55 Plus Lecture Series: Osteoarthritis and joint replacement - current state of the art, future poss


12/19/2019
Date:  December 19, 2019
Topic:  Osteoarthritis and joint replacement - current state of the art, future possibilities
Speaker:  Dr. Christina Gutowski, Orthopaedic Oncology Surgeon, Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Hospital


Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, a condition affecting over 50 million Americans, especially seniors, is a common cause of disability and activity limitation.  We will examine the origins and various treatments of the condition, including the surgical technique of joint replacement, and the various implants and their function.  Finally, we will look at treatments on the horizon, such as use of a patient's own immune system and medical rather than surgical possibilities. 

Dr. Christina Gutowski, MD MPH is a board-certified orthopaedic oncology surgeon at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Hospital, in Camden, NJ.  She earned an undergraduate degree with majors in biology and economics from the University of Virginia prior to pursuing her medical degree in NJ while simultaneously obtaining a Master's in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley.  She completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and a surgical fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.