UHS Ortho hosts free joint pain program

NORWICH – On Thursday, March 20, UHS Orthopedics in Norwich is inviting the public to UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital’s basement conference room for a free program on joint pain.

During the 5:30 p.m. presentation, Dr. Daniel M. Downs will discuss the causes and treatment of joint pain – both surgical and non-surgical. He will include minimally invasive surgical options as well and answer questions from attendees. Light refreshments will be provided.

The orthopedic department at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital practices general orthopedics. The most common patients include those with ailments which affect their knees, ankles, shoulders, wrists and hips.

Statistically speaking, the middle-aged to senior population represent the bulk of orthopedic joint replacement surgeries and chief complainants of joint pain. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012, nearly 43 percent of U.S. Adults age 45 to 64 years of age and more than 49 percent of those aged 65 and older suffer from chronic joint pain which interrupts normal activities of daily living. With that in mind, the hospital invites seniors to attend the informative presentation.

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