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The Next Steps in Orthopedics: Free Lecture

New Britain [October 19 2006] - “The Next Steps in Orthopedics” will be the subject of a free talk on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s New Britain General campus. The lecture is part of the hospital’s Health Wisdom Lecture Series.
If you’ve ever suffered from aching joints, you may want to bone-up on the latest trends in orthopedics. Dr. Robert Carangelo, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon affiliated with the Hospital and its Joint Care Center, will discuss new, less invasive surgical techniques to help keep you moving and enjoying your life.
Dr. Carangelo will touch on common causes of joint pain, which include tendonitis, bursitis, torn cartilage, and arthritis. Arthritis is a progressive disease characterized by inflammation of the joints that afflicts 43 million Americans, or about 33 percent of the population age 60 and over. Joint pain leads to all kinds of self-imposed limitations and lifestyle changes. Because exercise is so vital to continued good health, it is important that arthritis or other limiting conditions be properly diagnosed and treated.
Surgical techniques have undergone a small revolution in recent years. Minimally-invasive surgery means that incisions are smaller and less healthy tissue is damaged to get to the problem. Now, doctors can achieve a better result with less pain, a smaller incision, and more rapid healing.

The lecture is free and presented in the cafeteria at New Britain General campus. Start time is 6:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve a seat at the Oct. 24 lecture, please call 1-888-224-4440.
On Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m., the hospital hosts another in the Fall ’06 Health Wisdom Lecture series. Dr. Maria C. Mirth will present an overview of colorectal diseases and focus specifically on fecal incontinence and what treatments are available.

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