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20-Jan-2019

BoneSmart® to host 2nd Joint Replacement Awareness Day® on May 4, 2019

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 1 million total hip and total knee replacement procedures are performed each year in the United States1. When facing joint replacement many people feel lost and in need of answers and information. The BoneSmart mission is simple, abate fear and dispel confusion about joint replacement. This simple mission led the BoneSmart team to the creation of Joint Replacement Awareness Day® (JRAD). The goal of JRAD is to increase awareness and education about one of the most successful surgical procedures that can bring quality of life back for patients suffering from advanced arthritic disease. 

"I'm excited to announce our second Joint Replacement Awareness Day," said Mark Sacaris, CEO, BoneSmart. "Our first event was a huge success with more than 650 patients for the live stream program and over 10,000 patients that have watched the recorded content posted on www.jointawareday.org."

JRAD is an online event that people can enjoy anywhere they can access the internet. However, BoneSmart is also working with ASCs and hospitals around the country to set up local events to grow this grass roots movement.

"JRAD is an incredible event! It is the perfect place for potential joint replacement candidates to get their questions answered in the comfort of their own home from surgeon experts, clinicians, and patients. So many people are looking for answers and we're providing them a non-biased place to go and get those answers" said Raj Sinha, MD, PhD., chairman of Joint Replacement Awareness Day and a leading joint replacement surgeon in the United States.

JRAD is an event that has been created out of passion for helping people facing joint replacement and bringing them as much comfort and answers to questions as possible. It's completely free and funded by donations and various corporate and healthcare sponsorships. If you are interested in partnering and being part of the movement, go to www.jointawareday.org to learn more, or contact Mark Sacaris directly at BoneSmart.

FACTS ABOUT JRAD event
Open to participants around the world
Date: 4th May 2019
Hours 8:00am – 1:30pm PDT
Register: FREE SIGN UP for updates to the 2019 program and to watch the live streaming event

Channels – Follow the JRAD channels keep informed about JRAD
www.jointawareday.org
www.twitter.com/jointawareday
www.facebook.com/Jointawareday/
www.instagram.com/Jointawareday/

ABOUT BONESMART & FARM
BoneSmart was developed to create public-awareness and patient advocacy for joint replacement patients. BoneSmart is part of The Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine (FARM), Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit organization supported by donations and underwriting from corporate partners.

BoneSmart® is dedicated to raising awareness about the latest joint replacement options as well as fostering a supportive community through the world's largest joint replacement forum where members can share experiences, knowledge, and stories.  BoneSmart produces the annual Joint Replacement Awareness Day® program to bring together the global joint replacement community through the JointAwareDay.org website.

Media Contact
Mark Sacaris
Mark@bonesmart.org
(760) 815-6474

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Last Updated: 20-Jan-2019