Session 3

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The Injury from Falls Epidemic:  A Medical Perspective

Presented by Dr. Howard W. Harris

The incidence and impact of injuries from falls has been, and is a growing problem that has a profound impact on individual and community health as well as a substantial impact on our medical system that effects cost and delivery of care.

Learn more about this every growing problem faced by our medical community and the need for change to reduce the burden of unnecessary injuries on the individual, our communities and our health care system!

Dr. Howard Harris

Dr. Howard Harris is a highly regarded expert in shoulder repair and reconstruction. Whether you are suffering from shoulder arthritis, pain and instability, sports injury or fracture, his training and experience can diagnosis, treat and manage your issue to get you back to the activities you love.

Dr. Harris was born and raised in North Texas. He received his undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University and then attended medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern. From there he underwent an orthopedic surgery internship and residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Harris obtained additional fellowship training at the internationally renowned American Sports Medicine Institute with Dr. James Andrews and Dr. William Clancy as well as orthopedic trauma training in Hanover and Berlin, Germany. Dr. Harris is Board Certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and Sub-specialty Board Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is licensed in the state of Texas and is a diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Orthopedic Trauma Association.

His practice and expertise focus on shoulder pain and treatment as well as sports related injuries, dysfunction and arthritis of the shoulder.

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