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“Can a Joint Replacement Last Forever?”

The USM Southworth Planetarium monthly lecture series continues at 7 p.m., this evening, Thursday, December 19, with a presentation on the scientific advances that have revolutionized joint surgery.

Well-known orthopedic surgeons Brian McGrory and Donald Endrizzi of Maine Medical Center will be speaking on “Materials, Biologics, and Technique Advancements in Joint Replacements: Can a Joint Replacement Last Forever?”

McGrory is one of Maine’s most experienced joint replacement surgeons and a nationally respected leader and researcher, with specialties in hip and knee replacements.  Endrizzi is recognized as one of the top shoulder specialists and has become widely respected for his expertise and surgical outcomes.

The Southworth Planetarium is located on Falmouth St., Portland. Doors open at 6:30 pm and admission is by donation. Light refreshments will be served.  The Planetarium is handicapped accessible.

The monthly lecture series continues at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 16, with the presentation, “Greetings from Stockholm: A Report from the 2013 Nobel Prize Ceremonies.”

USM Professor of Physics and Director of the Southworth Planetarium Jerry LaSala will offer firsthand perspectives on the 2013 Nobel ceremonies, along with insights into the scientific work that won the Prizes in Medicine and in Physics. LaSala was in Stockholm to share in the celebrations with his close friend, Dr. James E. Rothman of Yale University, who was named joint recipient of the 2013 Nobel in Physiology or Medicine for his work on cell information transfer.

Visit Southworth Planetarium for more information on upcoming lectures.