Spectrum Health Offers Answers to Joint Pain Questions

Spectrum Health is holding a series of free seminars about relieving joint pain, a common issue for millions of Americans.

The public is invited to learn about current treatments, therapies and surgical procedures that can help people ease joint pain, improve range of motion and increase activity levels. Preregistration is required for each seminar by calling 616.267.2626 (option 4).
Current Treatment Options for Foot and Ankle Pain
John D. Maskill, MD, Orthopedic Associates of Michigan
Thursday, September 16, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Calvin College, Prince Conference Center
1800 East Beltline Ave., Grand Rapids

If foot and ankle pain is slowing you down, join Dr. Maskill for a discussion about how to manage four of the most commonly diagnosed foot and ankle problems: plantar fasciitis, arthritis, trauma (sprains and fractures) and bunions. Learn about conservative treatments as well as surgical options to relieve your pain and get moving again.
Hip Pain, Arthritis and Joint Replacement
Karl C. Roberts, MD, West Michigan Orthopedics
Thursday, September 23, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland Drive, Hudsonville

Hip pain is a common problem that’s often confusing because there can be so many different causes. Learn how to tell what’s causing your symptoms and which treatment is right for you. From conservative therapies and simple interventions, to joint replacement surgery for severe arthritis, Dr. Roberts will explain current options for hip pain relief and answer your questions about hip replacement procedures and alternatives.



MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Replacement
Gregory J. Golladay, MD, Orthopedic Associates of Michigan
Thursday, October 14, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Calvin College, Prince Conference Center, 1800 East Beltline Ave., Grand Rapids

If knee pain caused by osteoarthritis is keeping you from doing the things you love, find out about an innovative new treatment option called MAKOplasty® partial knee replacement. MAKOplasty combines surgeon-guided robotic technology with 3D computer imaging for greater precision and accuracy. Dr. Golladay will answer your questions and review the potential benefits of this minimally invasive procedure, now available for the first time in Michigan at Spectrum Health.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, a collection of eight hospitals and more than 170 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group, mmpc® and West Michigan Heart—physician groups totaling more than 500 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 580,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 16,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care. The organization provided $79.4 million in community benefit during its 2009 fiscal year. In 2010, Spectrum Health was named a Top 10 Health System by Thomson Reuters.