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Local Doctor Taking Action To Help Arthritis Sufferers

August 18, 2011

 (Augusta, GA)  – Arthritis sufferers may be at risk for more than just some achy joints.  According to a new study, those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis may also be at an increased risk for heart disease due to arthritis-related inflammation.  The Center for Disease Control reports that more than 50 million adults are affected by some form of arthritis and complications that stem from the condition.

While there is no cure for arthritis, orthopedist, Dr. David Gallagher, will be sharing some leading edge approaches to treating joint pain and successfully managing symptoms.

 What: Minimizing Joint Pain: Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments

Where: Thursday, August 25th from 11:30 am – 1:30pm

Location: Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Main Tower, Classroom 1

*A light lunch will be served and a tour of the Spine and Joint Center will be available after the seminar.

Arthritis Facts:

  • 1 in 3 families will have a member markedly disabled by osteoarthritis
  • Patients with activities of daily living (ADL) restricted by osteoarthritis will increase by 42% over the next 2  decades
  • 1 in 2 adults will have knee osteoarthritis by 85 years of age
  • Overall lifetime risk of knee osteoarthritis is 44.7%

 

About Doctors Hospital: Doctors Hospital is a full service acute-care hospital. Doctors Hospital specializes in Women’s Services, Orthopedics, and Cancer Care, and is home of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, which cares for over 3,000 patients annually.

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