Take Control of Your Hip and Knee Pain

March 25, 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 free program on Thursday, April 11, from 6-7 p.m.  Dr. Joseph Burkhardt, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Bronson Battle Creek will offer an interactive discussion about what options you have to get rid of knee and hip pain.  His presentation is titled: Joint Pain—Relief for Osteoarthritis and Arthritis.

The program will be held at the Holiday Inn—Express, 500 Meijer Street in Charlotte, MI.  Registration begins at 5:45 p.m.  This presentation is free, but there is limited seating.

To register, call (877) 462-2247, or visit www.bronsonbattlecreek.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) 245-5860.  Or you can visit http://www.bronsonbattlecreek.com/services/ortho/ to learn about the ORC and view educational videos on hip and knee replacements.

Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms.  It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI.  Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include inpatient behavioral health, the county’s largest accredited sleep center, and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  For nine years, Bronson Healthcare has been included on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list as a leading family friendly employer.