PHCS News

Program Focuses on Treatment Options and Solutions for Knee Pain

Jul 15, 2009
 

Princeton, NJ - If you suffer from knee pain, you are not alone. In fact, knee pain affects approximately one in three Americans over the age of 45. In response to this common problem, Princeton HealthCare System's Community Education & Outreach Program will offer Knee Pain: Treatment Options & Solutions on Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Hamilton Area YMCA John K. Rafferty Branch, Suite 100, Conference Rooms A & B, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton. The program is free, and open to the public. Registration is required.

This talk is presented by W. Thomas Gutowski, MD, FAAOS, board certified orthopedic surgeon and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, along with Linda Lucuski, MPT, Cert. MDT, Rehabilitation Coordinator with the University Medical Center at Princeton's Outpatient Rehabilitation Network.

"We are offering this informal talk about knee pain to educate and help the public with this common condition," says W. Thomas Gutowski, MD, FAAOS. "It is important to be aware of the many options -- both surgical and non-surgical, that are available today."

Whether your knee pain is the result of an injury or a specific medical condition, this informative program will provide you with the tools and information you need to get back on your feet. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Anatomy of the knee
  • The differences between men's and women's knees
  • Causes of knee pain
  • Getting the right diagnosis
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment options
  • Injury prevention during sports and fitness activities
  • Specific flexibility and strengthening exercises for the knee musculature
  • What to do after an injury to reduce pain and loss of motion

Registration is required for this free program. Click here to register or call 1.888.897.8979. For more information about UMCP's Orthopedics Program or to find an orthopedic surgeon on staff at Princeton HealthCare System, call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (1.888.742.7496), any time, day or night.