Lourdes Orthopedics hosts free ongoing joint replacement classes

Lourdes Orthopedics hosts free ongoing joint replacement classes

Joint replacement surgery is becoming more common. More than 1 million Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. Research has shown that even for older adults, joint replacement can help relieve arthritic pain and allow patients to move around easier.

Joint replacement surgery involves removing a damaged joint, in either the knee or hip, and implanting a new prosthetic replacement, typically made of plastic, metal or both. The surgeon may remove and replace the whole joint or just repair the damaged areas.

Lourdes Orthopedics is offering free ongoing joint replacement classes. These informal sessions, led by Lourdes orthopedic surgeon Dr. Efrain Paz, give an overview the procedure, and cover topics such as: conditions that may lead to joint replacement, how to tell when a joint needs to be replaced, what the procedure entails, pre-surgery planning and post-surgery rehabilitation.

Joint replacement classes will take place the first Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at LourdesCare at Cherry Hill, 1 Brace Road in Cherry Hill, Suite E. Free parking is available on-site.

To learn more about these classes, or to register, call 609-747-9200.


One Day Nursing Camp

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden will hold a one-day nursing camp on Thursday, July 27, from 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

The camp is open to teens age 12- to 14-years-old. Teens will have the opportunity to learn about nursing and healthcare careers, tour the hospital and interact with a variety of healthcare professionals.

There is no cost to attend but registration is limited. Interested teens must include an essay indicating interest in nursing or the healthcare field, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor.

The deadline application for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is July 7. For more information or to request an application, please contact Doreen McCay at mccayd@lourdesnet.org or 856- 757- 3733.

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