SC 202 Hip and Knee Problems and Solutions

Dr. Robert Murphy and Linda Murphy shared with us their orthopedic experience on how to diagnose, treat and aid recovery of hip and knee problems. Dr. Murphy has performed more than 10,000 joint replacements. He will discuss indications, risks, benefits, treatments, rehab, and what to expect for a final outcome. He will also explain the science behind why cartilage degenerates, and what is on the horizon for treating this problem in the future. These new approaches include growing cartilage, genetically growing your own new joint, and stopping or reversing progression so that no surgery need be done. Dr. Murphy was joined in this discussion by his wife Linda Murphy, an orthopedic nurse and educator.

Presenters: Dr. Robert Murphy, MD, MPH, is an orthopedic surgeon who recently retired and moved to our community after 38 years of practice in spine and total joint replacement surgery at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He completed his orthopedic training at UCSD and a Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA. He has a-career long interest in US healthcare policy. Dr. Murphy was the founding member and Chairman of the Board of Desert Orthopedic Center at Eisenhower for 30 years and served on the Eisenhower Hospital Board of Directors for 14 years. He and his wife Linda (a nurse educator) remain active in orthopedics through their consulting firm, the Murphy Consulting Group.

Linda Murphy, MSN, RNC, ONC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Concordia University. She has a Master of Science in Nursing degree and national certification in Geriatrics and Orthopedics. She has been a nurse for more than 30 years and has served as Coordinator for Joint Replacement Surgery at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.

Class Presentation:  SC 202 Hip and Knee Problems

Developer:   Gary Oberts


Friday, February 20

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon


Woodbridge Onken Classroom


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