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Harlingen Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon to Speak About Advancements in Total Knee, Hip & Shoulder Replacement


DSC01586HARLINGEN – If you, or someone you know, experiences pain when you walk, cannot bend your knee or at the hip, experience knee, hip, or shoulder pain while you rest, you are not alone. More than half a million Americans are expected to undergo a joint replacement in 2017, and, more than 50 will undergo shoulder replacement. Thanks to newer techniques, joint replacement is now less painful and requires less time for recovery – relieving pain and restoring activity to your life.

Harlingen Medical Center’s top Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jose Cobos, will speak on the latest advanced treatments on this subject when he presents the first Harlingen Medical Center Doc Talk Lecture of the New Year on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., at the hospital’s Medical Office Building (MOB) Conference Room (on the main floor, behind the elevators), located at 5505 S. Expressway 77, in Harlingen.

The Harlingen Medical Center Doc Talk Lecture, titled “Hip, Knee & Shoulder Replacement. Any Questions?” will feature an in depth PowerPoint on the topic and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. In his lecture, Dr. Cobos will cover topics that include:

  • What is total knee replacement / What is hip replacement / What is shoulder replacement
  • Newer treatments for pain management
  • Who should consider knee / hip / shoulder replacement
  • Newer surgical techniques to address joint replacement, and,
    • Ensure less pain
    • Ensure less blood loss during surgery
    • Ensure expedited release from hospital
    • Ensure expedited recovery with less stressful physical therapy
  • Latest surgical techniques that are
    • Less invasive
    • Easier to recover from
    • Benefits of joint replacement

The Harlingen Medical Center Doc Talk Lecture is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. If you would like to attend this lecture, you are kindly asked to RSVP with the Business Development and Marketing Department at (956) 365-1027 or at

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