Controlling Hip and Knee Pain

June 30, 2013

Are knee and hip pain affecting your everyday activities?  Have standing, walking, and even sitting become painful challenges?


 If so, learn about symptoms, common causes, risk factors, and treatment plans for chronic hip and knee pain by attending a special program on Thursday, July 18 from 6 –7 p.m.  Dr. Joseph Burkhardt, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) will offer an interactive discussion about what options you have to get rid of knee and hip pain. 


 The program will be held in the BBC Orthopaedic Renewal Center.  Use the main hospital entrance off North Avenue and proceed to the 2nd floor.  Registration begins at 5:45 p.m.  This presentation, titled: Joint Pain—Relief for Osteoarthritis and Arthritis, is free, but there is limited seating.


 To register, call (800) 451-6310, or visit www.bronsonhealth.com. 


 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 the Bronson Battle Creek Orthopaedic Renewal Center programs, talk with your healthcare provider or call Tracy Barnes, RN at (269) 245-5944.  Or you can visit http://www.bronsonbattlecreek.com/services/ortho/ to learn about the ORC and view educational videos on hip and knee replacements.