September 12, 2019

Get solutions for painful hips, knees, feet, and ankles from Saint Anne’s Hospital’s Center for Orthopedic Excellence

Fall River, MA – If problems with your hips, knees, ankles, or feet are holding you back, bring your questions to free orthopedic talks sponsored by Saint Anne’s Hospital Center for Orthopedic Excellence in October. 

Programs in October include:

October 2: “Your Aching Feet (and Ankles),” with orthopedic surgeon Helena MeyerDr. Helena Meyer, DO, of Hawthorn Medical Associates. Dr. Meyer uses the latest non-surgical and surgical techniques to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle injuries and conditions, including flat and high arches, bunions, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon problems, and much more. You’ll learn great tips, ranging from orthotics and physical therapy to surgical options. Location: White’s of Westport, 66 State Road (Route 6), Westport.Dr. Richard Smith

October 22: “Is Knee Pain Wearing You Down?” Join orthopedic surgeon Richard Smith, MD, of SMG Saint Anne’s Orthopedics, for a discussion of options in caring for painful knees. Learn about osteoarthritis, the range of non-surgical treatments, and the role of robotic-assisted Mako® technology in partial and total knee replacement. Location: White’s of Westport, 66 State Road (Route 6), Westport.Dr. Jerald Katz

October 29: “How Robotic-assisted Technology Is Changing Hip and Knee Replacement. Orthopedic surgeon Jerald Katz, MD, of SMG Saint Anne’s Orthopedics, will explain types of joint pain, medical and other non-surgical treatments, and joint replacement procedures, including robotic-assisted Mako® for total hip replacement and partial and total knee replacement. Location: Venus de Milo, 75 GAR Highway (Route 6), Swansea.

All programs will be held 6-7:30 pm at locations as noted. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge, but advance registration for each is requested by calling 508-689-3944, or emailing [email protected]. Please clearly indicate which program(s) you wish to attend.

About Saint Anne's Hospital Center for Orthopedic Excellence
Saint Anne’s Hospital Center for Orthopedic Excellence provides comprehensive orthopedic care for all members of the family, including children and adults of all ages. Since becoming the first hospital in Massachusetts in 2011 to offer Mako® robotic-assisted technology for joint replacement, surgeons have performed more than 1,000 Mako procedures for knee and hip replacement and continue to offer a growing range of options in non-surgical and surgical orthopedic care and sports medicine. 

The Center for Orthopedic Excellence has earned national recognition for quality, safety and patient satisfaction for joint replacement care. These include designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction+ Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and advanced certification from The Joint Commission for total hip and total knee replacement. In addition, the hospital was awarded Top Hospital recognition in 2017 and 2018 and "Straight A's for Patient Safety" (2012-2019) from the Leapfrog Group.