Bronson Battle Creek Offers Free Program on Hip and Knee Pain - Bronson Healthcare

Published on April 03, 2014

Bronson Battle Creek will host a free program on Thursday, April 17 to provide information about treatment options for hip and knee pain.

Joseph Burkhardt, MD, a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, will present New Knees, Happy Hips at the Richland Area Community Center, 9400 East CD Ave., Richland, Mich., from 6 to 7 p.m.

Attendees will learn about the causes of hip and knee pain and explore various treatment options to provide long-term pain relief. Hip and knee pain can be caused by osteoarthritis, which wears away cartilage causing two bones to rub against each other. When this happens, the joint becomes pitted and uneven. The result is pain and stiffness and it can limit one’s ability to move.

Registration is encouraged, but not mandatory. Call (800) 451-6310 or visit

About Bronson Battle Creek

Bronson Battle Creek is five-star rated for total knee replacement by Healthgrades (2014). Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have designated Bronson Battle Creek as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care.

For more information about joint pain and orthopedic services at Bronson Battle Creek, call Veronica Troutner at 269-341-6050 or visit