The Orthopedic Hospital surgery series targets knee pain for May session


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News release from the Lutheran Health Network:

The Orthopedic Hospital surgery series targets knee pain for May session

(April 21, 2016) – Ongoing knee pain can make even the simplest tasks — sitting, standing, walking — difficult to endure, especially if medication no longer provides ample relief. For anyone who finds knee pain is keeping them from living the active lifestyle they desire, partial or total replacement surgery may be the solution.

Orthopedic surgeon George Kolettis, MD, a specialist in partial and total knee replacements, will be joined by nurse practitioner Cindy Gorrell, NP, at a free information session called “Knee Pain Slowing You Down? Get Back into the Step of Things” on Thursday, May 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The presentation will take place in Kachmann Auditorium on the lower level of Medical Office Building Two on the Lutheran Hospital campus, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd. Free parking is available in the south parking garage across from the Lutheran Cancer Center.

Attendees are invited to:

  • Find out more about knee replacement procedures to relieve chronic knee pain caused by osteoarthritis
  • Gather details about the difference between partial and total knee replacements
  • Learn about The Orthopedic Hospital’s PACE Clinic and Joint Camp services, which provide preoperative evaluation, education and support to maximize outcomes
  • Get answers to questions about partial and total knee replacement surgery

Register for this information session by May 12 at For additional information, call 435-6716.

This is the second installment of The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network’s 2016 surgery series. Anterior hip replacement is scheduled to be featured July 28. Specific details will be provided closer to the event.


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