Taking Control of Your Hip and Knee Pain

April 02, 2013

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

If so, learn about symptoms, common causes, risk factors, and treatment plans for chronic hip and knee pain by attending a free program on Monday, April 15, from 6-7 p.m. Dr. Michael Langworthy, 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.  Dr. Langworthy has presented nationally and internationally on the subject of osteoarthritis, and was selected as one of the top 100 physicians for 2013.

The program will be held in the One Five One (formerly Daryl’s Downtown Restaurant), 151 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson, Michigan.  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.