Learn about solutions for knee and hip problems at Saint Anne’s Hospital’s “Keeping You in Motion” community series

Oct 18, 2016

Fall River, MA – Is knee pain due to osteoarthritis, or hip pain due to arthritis or other joint disease, interfering with your everyday activities? Does joint pain make it harder for you to shop, play sports, do housework, or keep up with your children or grandchildren?

If so, you’ll want to learn about advanced care for joint pain at the free fall series of “Keeping You in Motion” orthopedic education programs offered by Saint Anne’s Hospital’s Center for Orthopedic Excellence.

You’ll learn about non-surgical care, plus advanced surgical procedures, including MAKOplasty for partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement and direct anterior approach for total hip replacement. You’ll also learn why Saint Anne’s has earned national recognition for quality, safety and patient satisfaction for joint replacement care.

Free programs featuring area orthopedic surgeons include:

October 25: “Knee Pain Wearing You Down?” Richard Smith, MD, of PrimaCARE Orthopedics, will explain knee pain due to osteoarthritis and other causes, and highlight the range of remedies to relieve that pain, including MAKOplasty, an advanced robotic-assisted surgical procedure available locally only at Saint Anne’s Hospital. MAKOplasty provides a less painful, less invasive, and more natural-feeling alternative to traditional knee replacement procedures. Light refreshments will be served. Plentiful on-site parking. Location: Venus de Milo, 75 G.A.R. Highway (Route 6), Swansea.

November 2: “Is Knee or Hip Pain Wearing You Down?” If you are looking for information that can help you make choices about how to treat your knee or hip pain, Edward Klein, DO, of Hawthorn Medical Orthopedics will explain the role of osteoarthritis in joint pain and advances in non-surgical and surgical options for total and partial knee replacement and total hip replacement. You can learn about MAKOplasty® robotic-assisted surgery for knee resurfacing and total hip replacement and other alternatives in hip replacement, including direct anterior approach. A light meal will be served. Plentiful on-site parking.  Location: Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, New Bedford.

November 16: “Hip Pain Wearing You Down?” Jerald Katz, MD, of PrimaCARE Orthopedics and chief of orthopedics at Saint Anne’s Hospital, will explain hip pain due to osteoarthritis and other degenerative joint disease, and highlight the range of remedies to relieve that pain, including MAKOplasty, an advanced robotic-assisted surgical procedure available locally only at Saint Anne’s Hospital. You also can “meet” and see a demonstration of MAKOplasty’s unique robotic-arm technology that helps surgeons develop a patient-specific plan to remove the diseased hip bone, preserve healthy bone, and position the total hip implant based on the patient’s unique anatomy. Light refreshments will be served.  Location: Nannery Conference Room (Room 134), Clemence Hall, Saint Anne’s Hospital.

  • Parking for this program: Please park in the Saint Anne’s Hospital Medical Office Building lot, directly opposite Clemence Hall, with access from Osborn Street at the corner of Forest Street.

All programs will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at locations as noted. There is no charge for these programs, but due to limited seating at each location, advance registration is recommended.  To register for these programs, call Steward DoctorFinder, 800-488-5959.

About Saint Anne's Hospital’s Center for Orthopedic Excellence

Saint Anne’s Center for Orthopedic Excellence provides comprehensive orthopedic care for all members of the family, including children and adults of all ages.  With more than 20 orthopedic surgeons specializing in general orthopedics and subspecialties at the center’s locations in Fall River, Dartmouth and Attleboro, Saint Anne’s is the fastest-growing orthopedic program, with more than 5,000 procedures performed annually.  Since becoming the first hospital in Massachusetts in 2011 to offer MAKOplasty robotic-assisted technology for partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement, surgeons have performed more than 500 MAKOplasty procedures and continue to offer a growing range of options in non-surgical and surgical orthopedic care and sports medicine.  The center has been recognized since 2011 by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and earned Blue Distinction+ plus designation in 2016. Saint Anne’s also is the first hospital in Bristol County to earn Gold Seal certification from The Joint Commission for knee and hip replacement.

 

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  • Saint Anne's Hospital
    795 Middle Street
    Fall River, MA 02721
    Phone: 508-674-5600
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