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Mercy Joint & Orthopedics Center Hosts an Achy-Breaky Joint Effort
Start Date
11/10/2009
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Port Huron, MI…St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and the Mercy Joint and Orthopedics Center is pleased to host a community education event, titled: “Achy-Breaky Joint Effort”. The presentation is designed to offer community residents information about issues that effect the joints, including hips, knees and shoulders with a presentation on arthritis and pain management, and a special guest appearance by Rafia Khalil, MD, a local rheumatologist with the Bone and Joint Institute, PC.

“Oftentimes patients wonder about the aches and pains of their joints and question whether a joint replacement is in order or if there are better alternatives available for controlling pain,” comments Mary Jo West, RN, Director of the Mercy Joint and Orthopedics Center. “This informational program is designed to give them some basic information and introduce them to the concepts of joint replacement. It is not intended to replace the advice of their physicians, but to provide general, overall education.”

The event will be held Thursday, December 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, located at 2601 Electric Avenue, Port Huron, MI. With refreshments, including hors d’oeuvres, the event is free to the public.

To learn more about the Mercy Joint and Orthopedics Center and its full-service program, visit St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron online at: mymercy.us. For more information regarding Achy-Breaky Joint Effort or to make a reservation to attend, call toll-free 1-888-MERCYME (1-888-637-2963).
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