PALM COAST, Fla., December 19, 2016 On Dec. 8, approximately 50 community members joined Florida Hospital Flagler for free knee pain seminar featuring orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Keen.
Knee pain can significantly decrease a person's quality of life, he said. The first line of treatment is conservative. If that fails, there are several surgical interventional options, including knee replacement.
Knee replacements were first performed nearly 50 years ago and are one of the most successful surgeries we do, he added. In the U.S., more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed every year. These surgeries help those who have been living in pain for years get back to the activities they love to do.
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Flagler, visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com.