News Release: Jan. 3, 2010
Hospital offers free lecture on knee treatment
Summary: Dr. Paul Trksak, an orthopedic surgeon who treats patients at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, will talk about MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. This innovative technology uses robotic arm technology to partially resurface the knee’s joint instead of replacing the entire knee. To register for this free lecture, call (630) 856-7525 or visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Hinsdale – Don’t let arthritic knee pain debilitate you before seeking relief. Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is now offering an innovative treatment option for those suffering from early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Dr. Paul Trksak, an orthopedic surgeon who treats patients at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, will offer a free lecture regarding the MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing technology. The event will be held at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park.
This minimally invasive procedure is a much different than traditional knee or even partial knee replacement surgery. First, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced to spare healthy tissue and bone. Then, an implant is inserted to restore normal movement.
For patients, this means less pain, shorter recovery time and a faster return to work; full knee replacement surgeries can require 12 weeks of recovery time. The MAKOplasty procedure may be done on an outpatient or inpatient basis.
When should you consider MAKOplasty? If your osteoarthritis pain is no longer controlled through medication, steroid injections or physical therapy and you have no more than two areas of knee damage, you might be a candidate for this treatment option.
To register for this free program call 630-856-7525 or visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.