Joint replacement surgery discussion in Dorset


DORSET >> Injury, arthritis or years of wear and tear can damage your joints, causing pain and limiting your movement. When serious joint pain interferes with your daily ability to walk, climb stairs, reach or bend, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery. If you're considering joint replacement surgery, join William Andrew "Drew" Lighthart, MD a surgeon at Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic on April 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a discussion on the potential benefits of minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery.

The program will be held at The Dorset Inn on 8 Church Street, Dorset, Vermont and is FREE and open to the public. To register for this free program or for more information, please visit or call 802-772-2400.

About Dr. Lighthart

Dr. Lighthart, the head of the Joint Replacement Team at Rutland Regional Medical Center is an expert in primary and complex hip and knee replacement surgery. A surgeon at Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic at Rutland Regional Medical Center, Dr. Lighthart is an avid a skier, snowboarder and fly fisherman and former NCAA collegiate football player.

He grew up in Buffalo New York, went to Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and then returned to Buffalo for medical school. After that, he spent six years training in orthopedic surgery at Union Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins University and The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He then spent an additional year receiving fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery at Rush University and Central Dupage Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois before moving to Rutland, Vermont. He is dedicated to the treatment of injuries and degenerative conditions utilizing the outstanding resources available to him and his team at Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic and Rutland Regional Medical Center.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center is the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont with a national reputation for outstanding patient care, nursing excellence and innovation.US News & World Report has recognized Rutland Regional as one of America's Best Hospitals to receive common care, and Healthgrades® named Rutland Regional among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety, along with "high performing" designations for its clinical performance in Pacemaker Procedures, Prostate Surgery and Total Knee Replacement. Recently designated for a second time, Rutland Regional is a Magnet® hospital, providing the highest level of recognition for quality nursing care. For more information visit us on the web at


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