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Transplant Education: Keith Jarbo, MD of OrthoArizona

  • Ability360 5025 E Washington Phoenix, AZ (map)

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Is knee, shoulder or hip surgery for a recipient safe? 

At the March education meeting, we will discuss the risks and benefits of surgery, how to prepare for your after-care, and steps to take to prevent post-surgery complications.  

As bone mineral density declines with age, it is often accelerated by immunospressive medications, corticosteroids, and immobility in a post-transplant patients (1),  and recipients have the potential to develop painful osteoporotic fractures (2).

Hip or knee surgery provides joint pain relief and dramatic improvement in quality of life for transplant recipients, however it needs a multidisciplinary team approach.  The transplant team should consult with the surgeon prior to surgery.

Join us as Dr. Jarbo from OrthoArizona educates us on the common issues faced by organ transplant recipients that are in need of a joint replacement or surgery.  

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A graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Jarbo completed his surgery residency in orthopedics at Banner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Surgery and established his practice in Phoenix. Dr. Jarbo specializes in knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery including ligament reconstruction of the knee (ACL/PCL) and elbow (UCL or “Tommy John”), cartilage restoration procedures, rotator cuff and labral surgery, minimally invasive knee and shoulder replacements, reverse shoulder replacement and fracture care.

Light food and beverages at 5:30 and presentation at 6:00 pm. Meeting will be in the Conference Room on the first floor south of the Cafe.  Free parking.



  1. McDonaldJA,DunstanCR,DilworthP,SherbonK,SheilAG, Evans RA, et al. Bone loss after liver transplantation. Hepatology 1991;14:613-619

  2. Brian T. Nickel, MD, Cameron K. Ledford, MD, Tyler Steven Watters, MD,∗ Samuel S. Wellman, MD, and  Michael P. Bolognesi, MD, Arthroplasty in organ transplant patients, Arthroplasty Today. 2015 June, 10.1016/j.artd.2015.04.002

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