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Free Lecture on Recent Developments in Arthritic Care

New Britain [January 18 2006] - A free lecture on “Recent Developments in Arthritic Care” will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at New Britain General Hospital.

Stephen Pillsbury, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in orthopedics and a senior attending surgeon, will talk about the causes of joint pain and the latest advances in treatment for knee, hip, and shoulder pain.

The talk is one in a continuing series of informational lectures for the public. Some of the subjects covered will include the most common areas of joint pain and the most common causes of joint pain, which are 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.

The Center for Joint Care is one of New Britain General Hospital’s Centers of Excellence, dedicated to helping people find relief from joint pain. It offers a comprehensive program of seminars, patient education, and post-operative physical therapy.
“The Center emphasizes wellness and maximizes patient recovery efforts through patient education, expectation setting, family involvement, and group interaction. We start with the premise that our patients are basically healthy people who have joint pain that interferes with their enjoyment of life.,” says Dianne Vye, RN, joint replacement program manager.

The lecture will take place in Lecture Room 2, Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Enter through the hospital lobby and follow the signs to Lecture room 2, on the first floor.
To register or for more information, please call 860-224-5186.

Contact: Corporate Communications, 860-224-5900 x6507

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