Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Learn To Deal With The Challenges Of Hip, Knee Osteoarthritis

Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen to host free breakfast, seminar on problem that afflicts millions in the United States

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- If you're one of the millions who suffer from hip and knee arthritis or have loved ones that do, the Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen invites you to a free breakfast to learn about the latest treatment and prevention options.

Hosted by Dr. Steve Gnatz, professor, orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, the breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 15 at the St. Francis of Assisi Rectory, 15050 Wolf Road, Orland Park.

Gnatz is also director of the physical medicine and rehabilitation division at Loyola University Health System in Maywood. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of pain in the hip and knee joints. Most often due to osteoarthritis, the problem commonly affects middle aged and older people.

To register or for more information, contact Laura Yurisich at (708) 645-3446.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.