LECOM Hosts Total Joint Replacement Workshop on August 21
Putting New Life In Worn Joints
A Total Joint Replacement Workshop
Presented by the Orthopedic Department
Of Millcreek Community Hospital
And Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
LECOM Lecture Hall C
1858 W. Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA.

Presentation by Steven Habusta, D.O., FAOAO, M. Ed.
Director of Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Millcreek Community Hospital


More people are finding their lives turned around and new mobility following surgery replacing worn and damaged knees, hips and other joints. Orthopedic surgeons will replace nearly a million hips or knees this year – that’s a fifty per centLECOM Total Joint Replacement increase in the last decade.
New surgical procedures reduce the risks and return nearly normal performance to patients receiving the latest orthopedic prosthetic devices. Patients are electing total joint replacement surgery because of the proven success in relieving pain.
On August 21, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Millcreek Community Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program will present a total joint replacement workshop at the LECOM campus on West Grandview Boulevard.
Patients can learn about the signs that indicate when joints need replacement. Pain, crunching and grinding of joints, loss of mobility leading to loss of function will warn you when you need to see your doctor. The wearing out of joints, wearing out of hips and knees will result in pain and stiffness.
Several factors lead to the significant growth in total joint replacement surgery. Older persons are more active and putting strain on aging weight bearing joints. Secondary osteoarthritis will contribute to loss of mobility and pain. And in America, where obesity is itself a health risk, being overweight puts more stress, wear and tear on joints.
There are new ways of treating these worn hips and patients will learn what to expect after surgery. Those who attend the workshop will have a chance to touch, feel and hold the latest in orthopedic prosthesis. These devices are made of the materials and coatings designed to lengthen the function of replaced joints and provide much better overall performance.
The workshop will help patients feel at ease and more informed about total joint replacement surgery.
Putting New Life In Worn Joints
A Total Joint Replacement Workshop
Presented by the Orthopedic Department
Of Millcreek Community Hospital
And Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
LECOM Lecture Hall C
1858 W. Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA.

If you are interested in attending contact LECOM (814) 866-6641 or Email: communications@lecom.edu.


August 8, 2007
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