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Mobile, Ala. (February 26, 2009)
Contact: Jessica Stephens, USA Medical Center, (251) 470-1682

Med School Café, “From Elvis to the Pelvis: Orthopaedic Care for Baby Boomers”

Dr. Jorge Alonso
Dr. Jorge Alonso
The University of South Alabama Physicians Group Med School Café lecture series for March will feature Dr. Jorge Alonso, professor of orthopaedics at the USA College of Medicine. Dr. Alonso’s lecture, “From Elvis to the Pelvis: Orthopaedic Care for Baby Boomers,” will cover hip and joint health - especially as it relates to aging.

The talk will take place March 10, 2009 in the fellowship hall of Christ United Methodist Church located at 6101 Grelot Rd. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

According to Dr. Alonso, many factors affect hip health. “A person’s age, gender, family history, nutrition and lifestyle all play a role,” he said. .

As the United States population ages, experts predict a dramatic increase in hip fractures. These injuries usually require long periods of rehabilitation and can seriously hinder the patient’s ability to live independently. Part of the lecture will focus on injury prevention and steps people can take to avoid fractures.
Dr. Alonso recently joined the USA College of Medicine faculty. Prior to joining USA, Alonso was on faculty at the University of Alabama in their medical and engineering schools for the past 20 years. He has been selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America” in each of the past 15 years.
The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge. Reservations are required and must be made by March 6, 2009. For more information regarding the lecture or to make reservations, please call (251) 460-7770 or email
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