Spectrum Health Experts Present Free Orthopedic Seminars

The majority of adults experience some type of spine or joint pain in their lives. Spectrum Health is hosting its annual orthopedic seminar series to address specific spine and joint pain, and to discuss the latest in treatment and recovery options.

The free, one hour seminars are led by physicians specially trained in bone health and orthopedic conditions. Each presentation focuses on injury prevention, technologies used in treatment and options that relieve pain, as well as restore health and functionality.

Seminars are held in two locations – at the Calvin College Prince Conference Center, 1800 East Beltline Avenue, Grand Rapids, and at The Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland Drive, Hudsonville. Pre-registration is required. Register for any of the following seminars online at www.shmg.org/events  or call 616.267.2626 and select option 4.

Treatment Options for Hip Pain—Olusanjo Adeoye, MD
Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland Drive, Hudsonville
Hip pain doesn’t just affect the elderly. It often starts in young adulthood as a result of injury or overuse. Dr. Olusanjo Adeoye will share how early identification and timely treatment can slow or even reverse the progression of many hip conditions. He’ll also explain hip arthroscopy and other minimally invasive techniques that have revolutionized how hip pain is treated. Physical therapist Corey Snyder will demonstrate stretches and exercises that help preserve hip function and eliminate or manage pain.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery—Jason Squires, DO
Tuesday, June 10, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland Drive, Hudsonville
If you suffer from chronic back pain and have tried several treatments but haven’t found relief, how do you know when it’s time to consider surgery? Dr. Jason Squires will share information about the latest minimally invasive surgical approach, including who is a good candidate, what to expect, and how it compares to traditional spine surgery.

Alternatives to Total Knee Replacement—Susan Day, MD
Monday, June 2, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Calvin College, Prince Conference Center, 1800 E. Beltline Ave., Grand Rapids
If you’re considering surgery for knee pain, it’s important to understand your options. Dr. Susan Day will discuss various non-operative treatments for knee arthritis as well as robotic-assisted partial knee replacement, or MAKOplasty®, available in West Michigan only at Spectrum Health Center for Joint Replacement.

Solutions for Shoulder Pain—Kendall Hamilton, MD
Tuesday, June 3, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Calvin College, Prince Conference Center, 1800 E. Beltline Ave., Grand Rapids
Shoulder pain is a very common problem for active adults. Dr. Kendall Hamilton will explain common causes of shoulder pain and the latest treatment options, including minimally invasive arthroscopic and shoulder joint replacement surgery.  

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 11 hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 170 ambulatory and service sites; 1,080 employed physicians and advanced practice providers including members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a 575,000-member health plan. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with 21,300 employees. The organization provided $250 million in community benefit during its 2013 fiscal year.