More than 40 million Americans suffer from some type of arthritis
Oak Lawn (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Anton Fakhouri, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon with MidAmerica Hand to Shoulder Clinic, will present an educational program on hand and wrist arthritis from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St, Oak Lawn. The program is free and open to the public, and takes place at the Lower Level Conference Center, Room 0629 A and B.
More than 40 million Americans suffer from some type of arthritis. It is a disease characterized by the progressive degeneration of cartilage, the cushioning liner, between the joints. Arthritis is almost always painful and may result in limitation of motion, joint deformity and loss of function.
Dr. Fakhouri will discuss facts about arthritis of the hand and wrist. Questions he will answer include:
- What are the symptoms of arthritis of the hand and wrist?
- Who gets arthritis in the hand and wrist?
- When is it time to ask your doctor for help?
- How is it diagnosed?
- What are the current treatment options?
Dr. Fakhouri is fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in microsurgical limb reconstruction, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthoplasty of fingers, tendon repair and transfers and reconstruction of the hand and upper extremity. He is also a member of the Bone and Joint Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
MidAmerica Hand to Shoulder Clinic, Chicagoland’s largest practice dedicated to the care of the hand and upper extremity, specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. The highly-specialized team of compassionate and professional surgeons, physicians, radiologists, therapists and orthopaedic technologists provides every patient with personalized care using the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and treatments. MidAmerica locations include Palos Hills, Mokena, Oakbrook Terrace, Schaumburg and Libertyville.
To register for this free event, call 800-323-8622. Mention the event code: 1G63. For more information about MidAmerica Hand to Shoulder Clinic, visit http://www.handtoshoulderclinic.com or call 708-237-7200.