Innovations in Treatment for Joint Pain

Leesburg, VA – April 7, 2014 – As part of its free “Ask the Expert” lecture series, Inova Loudoun Hospital will host “Be Active Without Joint Pain!” on Tuesday, April 22 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

If you suffer from chronic joint pain or arthritis that negatively impacts your lifestyle and makes even simple moves difficult, you now have a less invasive treatment option than total knee replacement.  MAKOplasty® enables surgeons to precisely target only the diseased portion of the knee without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it.

Join Nauman Akhtar, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Total Joint Replacement Department at Inova Loudoun Hospital, as he discusses the latest techniques in joint replacement surgery including MAKOplasty®—a highly advanced and minimally invasive procedure that uses surgeon-controlled robotic arm technology.

Dr. Akhtar is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He is also a fellowship trained joint replacement specialist and has performed hundreds of joint replacements, including complex revisions.

The lecture will be at Handley Regional Library Auditorium, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. VA. Participation is free but seating is limited. Call 855-694-6682 or register online at inova.org/events.

Media Contact: Reneé Brohard, APR, 540-454-3493

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Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh.

About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.