Just in time for spring yard work and softball leagues, Advocate Condell Medical Center is offering a free community health event on preventing and treating shoulder injuries.
A pair of lectures by board-certified orthopedic surgeons will address debilitating shoulder injuries, which can happen regardless of age or activity level. Whether you are suffering from shoulder pain caused by a torn rotator cuff, shoulder impingement or various forms of arthritis, you may benefit from recent technological advances in treatment.
The free lecture takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in Advocate Condell’s Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Participants will enjoy refreshments and giveaways, as well as access to information on Advocate Condell Medical Center’s services. Registration is required by calling 800-323-8622. The registration code is 5N30.
Hany Elrashidy, MD, board certified in orthopedic surgery, will talk about shoulder injuries common to athletes. Elrashidy, a Shoulder and Sports Medicine specialist with Greenleaf Orthopaedics in Libertyville, has been reaching out to educate local physicians and the community on shoulder pain and sports injuries involving the shoulder and knee.
“The shoulder is a diverse and complex structure,” said Elrashidy. “Shoulder pain is a frequent cause of days lost from work and chronic pain. By working more closely together, primary care physicians, orthopedists and physical therapists can more effectively treat many of these conditions,” Elrashidy says.
Following Dr. Elrashidy’s presentation, Marcus Talerico, MD, board certified in orthopedic surgery, will talk about the newest treatment for shoulder injuries, including reverse total shoulder replacements. Talerico, with Mid America Orthopaedics in Libertyville, specializes in the treating disorders of the hand and upper extremity.
“The shoulder is the key link to our hands, so having untreated shoulder issues can have far-reaching implications,” Talerico said. “Many people suffer from shoulder pain and loss of use. Modern technology has improved in the last several years and often this suffering is no longer necessary. Patients can benefit from these new non-surgical and surgical treatment options for many of the diseases and conditions which affect the shoulder joint.”
Other upcoming community education programs include:
“Sleep Apnea: Snore No More:” Thursday, April 26, 7-8:30 pm, Advocate Condell Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. The risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea will be the focus of "Snore No More," presented by Adam Posner, MD, Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine and Director of Advocate Condell’s Sleep Medicine Department. Posner will explain how non-invasive sleep studies are used to assess and to diagnose sleep apnea and the treatment options available. Participants will receive a free sleep screening and blood pressure check, and will be invited to tour the Sleep Center to view the private hotel-like bedrooms that are used for overnight and daytime sleep studies. Free. Register through HealthAdvisor by calling 800-323-8622. Registration code is 5G42.
About Advocate Condell Medical Center
Advocate Condell Medical Center is the leading provider of comprehensive medical and surgical services in Lake County, with state-of-the-art heart, neurosurgical, maternity and emergency services. Condell's emergency department is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Lake County, Illinois, treating the area's most seriously injured patients. Advocate Condell also is the only Lake County hospital to staff ICU intensivists 24 hours a day, and features the only dedicated pediatric emergency department. Advocate Condell is also the only Lake County hospital to feature all private adult patient rooms.