Todd Schmidt, MD, OrthoAtlanta, Serves as 2018 Medical Honoree for the Atlanta Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis

Atlanta 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis representatives including Jamie Johnson and Meredith Boyd of the Arthritis Foundation Southeast Region with 2018 Medical Honoree Todd Schmidt, MD, OrthoAtlanta

Dr. Schmidt shares insights into current arthritis treatment options and encourages participation in the annual Arthritis Foundation Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Concourse Office Park (Perimeter area).

Arthritis – it is just one simple word, but what it represents can be life altering to someone afflicted by this debilitating disease with no cure. With over 100 forms of arthritis and arthritis-related diseases, the needs of more than 50 million Americans suffering from arthritis is real. One in every 250 children lives with arthritis. Arthritis can make the simplest activities, such as opening a jar or tying your shoes, more painful; and it can lead to tragic consequences as it ravages the muscles and joints of some sufferers.

The good news, treatment options for those suffering from arthritis are many. Most treatments are non-surgical, typically including a combination of physical therapy and medicine(s). Only when conservative treatment is no longer effective is surgery considered. Surgical procedures range from a minimally-invasive arthroscopic cleaning procedure to a complete joint replacement, known as arthroplasty. Partnering with the arthritis foundation, OrthoAtlanta supports ongoing educational initiatives surrounding arthritis to promote awareness of different treatment options, insures medical research, provide advocacy, and create support groups.

It's all about keeping us moving, so the Walk to Cure Arthritis is the perfect event to help raise awareness and funds for the Arthritis Foundation as they strive to achieve their mission of help and support, research, advocacy and finding a cure.

Todd Schmidt, MD, OrthoAtlanta Orthopedic Surgeon and 2018 Medical Honoree for the Atlanta Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis

This is why OrthoAtlanta orthopedic and sports medicine specialists is a leader among the many businesses, medical organizations, and dozens of personal teams sponsoring the Arthritis Foundation of Georgia and its annual Walk to Cure Arthritis on Sunday, May 5. Held at Concourse Office Park (near the King and Queen buildings) in Sandy Springs, Georgia, registration starts at 9 a.m., and the walk, including three-mile and one-mile routes, begins at 10 a.m. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs. 

OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Todd Schmidt, MD, is honored to serve as the 2018 Medical Honoree for this year’s Atlanta Walk to Cure Arthritis. With specialties including sports medicine, joint preservation, and reconstruction, Dr. Schmidt sees hundreds of patients each year, many suffering from various forms of arthritis, especially in the hips, knees, and shoulders. In the lead up to this year’s Walk to Cure Arthritis, Dr. Schmidt spoke with team leaders from businesses and medical organizations from across the Atlanta metro area who are raising funds for the annual event. Dr. Schmidt shared that keeping moving and keeping your muscles strong are keys to treating arthritis. As a true “Champion of YES!” for arthritis, Dr. Schmidt said, “It’s all about keeping us moving, so the Walk to Cure Arthritis is the perfect event to help raise awareness and funds for the Arthritis Foundation as they strive to achieve their mission of help and support, research, advocacy and finding a cure.”

OrthoAtlanta is among the proud sponsors and participants in this annual event.  With 38 physicians and over 450 employees serving patients in 14 locations across the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, OrthoAtlanta provides treatment for bones, joints, muscles, and spine, including both operative and non-operative therapy and treatment options for arthritis. OrthoAtlanta physicians and staff know the toll that arthritis takes on the bodies of patients afflicted with arthritis, and the frustration it can take on their lives.

The annual Walk to Cure Arthritis is hailed as the largest arthritis gathering in the world. Events held across the country and around the world raise awareness and funds research to find a cure for arthritis. The event brings people of all ages and ability level together with a passion and drives to find a cure for a disease that is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It’s not too late to help. You can join Team OrthoAtlanta, or donate to the Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis on the OrthoAtlanta Group Page for the 2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis Atlanta. For more information about OrthoAtlanta, go to

For additional information, please contact Pat Prosser, Public Relations Manager, at OrthoAtlanta, 678-996-7254, or via email

About OrthoAtlanta
OrthoAtlanta is one of the largest physician-owned orthopedic and sports medicine practices in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area providing an integrated approach to delivering musculoskeletal care. With 38 physicians serving in 14 offices, the practice provides the highest level of patient care for injury or deformity of muscles, joints, bones, and spine. OrthoAtlanta offers convenient accessibility to a full range of musculoskeletal surgeons, specialists and patient services including on-site physical therapy, pain management care, seven MRI imaging centers and workers’ compensation coordination. OrthoAtlanta Surgery Centers in Austell and Fayetteville provide cost-effective, same-day surgical procedures in an accredited outpatient center. Comprehensive operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care and expertise include sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, neck and spine surgery, elbow and shoulder surgery, foot and ankle surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, arthritis treatment, general orthopedics, work-related injuries and acute orthopedic urgent care. Learn more at

About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. The Arthritis Foundation’s goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. The Foundation also publishes Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4 million readers per issue.

Source: OrthoAtlanta


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