UArizona Arthritis Center Lecture to Focus on Treatment Options for Knee, Hip Pain

March 3, 2022

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gens Goodman will give a free lecture to expand awareness about surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for osteoarthritis.


What: Solving Problems of the Knee and Hip 
When: Wednesday, March 9, 6-7:15 p.m.
Where: Virtual. Register at

Gens Goodman, DO, an associate professor of orthopedic surgery in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and orthopedic surgeon at Banner University Medicine – Tucson, will present a free lecture, “Solving Problems of the Knee and Hip,” on Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m.

The 75-minute talk will be livestreamed and is open to the public, with time for questions and answers from audience members. Dr. Goodman will share the latest developments in the treatment of hip and knee conditions, including:

  • Partial and total joint replacement surgery of the knee and hip
  • Robotic-assisted orthopedic procedures
  • Joint replacement revision surgery
  • Pre- and post-operative approaches to pain management
  • Nonsurgical treatments for knee and hip pain

Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability and lead patients to consider surgical and nonsurgical treatment approaches. In many cases, joint pain results from arthritis, a fracture or other condition damaging the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones. Pain is the primary symptom of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide.

Knee and hip replacements are the most commonly performed joint replacements, and as the population ages, these procedures are on the rise. A 2019 study published in the Journal of Rheumatology predicted that the number of total knee replacements in the United States would increase to nearly 3.5 million and total hip replacements would increase to nearly 1.5 million by 2040.

The lecture is a part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of free lectures presented by the UArizona Arthritis Center at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

Prior registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit the UArizona Arthritis Center website at or email

About Dr. Goodman

Dr. Goodman specializes in conditions of the hip and knee, including partial and total joint replacement. He joined the UArizona College of Medicine and Banner Health in May 2021.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Arizona, Dr. Goodman received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. He completed his orthopedic surgery training at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas. In his final year, Dr. Goodman served as chief resident and finished as the Orthopedic Surgery Residency’s Distinguished Honor Graduate.

Dr. Goodman completed his fellowship training in adult reconstruction and total joint surgery at the Anderson Orthopedic Institute, where he mastered skills in minimally invasive partial and total knee replacements and muscle-sparing anterior total hip replacement. Following his fellowship, Dr. Goodman returned to El Paso, where he served as the chief of adult reconstruction at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for six years. During his time in the Army, Dr. Goodman deployed to Iraq as an orthopedic surgeon in 2016 and 2019.


Tracy Shake