This fall the physicians at ONS will present health information seminars for the public on a variety of topics ranging from osteoporosis to knee-preserving procedures for arthritis, and women’s sports injury treatments. All the sessions will take place in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, and each will be followed by a question and answer period where the public may pose their questions to the presenters. To register for the ONS programs at Greenwich Hospital, please call (203) 863-4277 or (888) 305-9253, or register on-line at www.greenhosp.org.
Knee Pain Seminar
For millions of Americans, knee pain is a daily reality. Many people try to ignore pain caused by arthritis in knee joint for as long as possible in hopes that it will go away. However, arthritis is a progressive disease and for many, will even become debilitating. On December 3, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Greenwich Hospital, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Demetris Delos will present a “Knee Pain Seminar” addressing treatment options for knee pain due to early-stage arthritis. He will discuss non-operative as well as operative solutions from therapeutic injections to arthroscopic procedures to osteotomy and partial knee replacement. The free seminar is open to the public. Registration required. To register, call 203-863-4277, or 888-305-9253. Register on line at www.greenwichhospital.org.
Speaker: Orthopedic Surgeon Demetris Delos, MD
Tuesday, December 3, 6 pm
ONS is an advanced multi-specialty orthopedic and neurosurgery practice serving patients throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties and the New York Metropolitan area. ONS physicians provide expertise in the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, sports medicine, minimally invasive orthopedic, spine and brain surgery, joint replacement and trauma. For more information, visit www.onsmd.com, or call (203) 869-1145.
Osteoporosis, a disease that weakens the bones and leads to fractures, affects 28 million Americans and contributes to an estimated 1.5 million bone fractures every year. Half of all women older than 65 and one in five men is affected by osteoporosis. On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm, physicians with ONS and Greenwich Hospital will host a seminar on Osteoporosis: Prevention, Treatment and Management. The public is invited to come hear from medical experts what measures may be taken to prevent bone loss or minimize its effects. Presenters include Orthopedic Surgeon Steven Hindman, MD, Endocrinologist Ranee Lleva, MD, and Physical Therapist Betsy Kreuter. The program takes place in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road and is free of charge. Registration is requested. To register for ONS programs at Greenwich Hospital, please call (203) 863-4277 or (888) 305-9253, or register on-line at www.greenhosp.org. For more information on topics related to orthopedics, visit www.onsmd.com
Speakers: Orthopedic Surgeon Steven Hindman, MD, Endocrinologist Ranee Lleva, MD, and Physical Therapist Betsy Kreuter. Wednesday, October 23, 6:30-8 pm
Cartilage Transplantation Offers New Hope for Damaged Knees
Cartilage transplantation offers exciting new treatment options for adults under the age of 50 who have had their knee damaged through acute or chronic trauma to the knee. The surgeon uses small cylindrical plugs of good cartilage and inserts them into the damaged areas. This procedure has been shown to be highly effective in patients who have sustained a specific injury to the knee cartilage or joint lining, and who have not yet developed arthritis. Many competitive athletes who have undergone the treatment have returned to their full performance level after surgery.
Speaker: Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Demetris Delos, MD Tuesday, October 29th, 6:30 pm
Women’s Sports Medicine Center forum at Greenwich Hospital
Who would know better how to treat active women of all ages and levels of sports activity than the ONS Women’s Sports Medicine Center physician and physical therapy team?
In addition to being experts in their fields as orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists, the ONS Women’s Sports Medicine Center team is comprised of current and former athletes and fitness enthusiasts who know first-hand what it takes to train and excel in a sport. (In fact, Dr. Katie Vadasdi, an orthopedic surgeon, is an accomplished tri-athlete who has completed two Ironman competitions, is an alpine climber and has ascended Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Rainier and the Grand Teton.)
Come hear the ONS Women’s Sports Medicine Center panel discussion hosted by Greenwich Hospital:
“Women Treating Women” Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
The event, which takes place in the Noble Conference Room at Greenwich Hospital, will feature the ONS Women’s Sports Medicine experts in a panel discussion regarding the latest diagnostic and medical management techniques for injuries and conditions common in female athletes.
The public is invited to bring their sports injury or fitness-related questions and get answers from a team of physicians who have provided medical support to five Olympic Games, international biking and fencing championships, and medical coverage for the Columbia University sports teams and Greenwich High School sports.
Registration is required. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253.
Women’s Sports Medicine Panel:
Katie Vadasdi, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist Fellowship Training: Columbia University Medical Center
Gloria Cohen, MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Olympic Team Physician Post Graduate Sports Medicine, University of British Columbia
Tamar Kessel, MD, Physiatrist, Interventional Sports and Spine Fellowship Training: Hospital for Special Surgery
Laura Liebesman, PT, Director of ONS Physical Therapy Specialties- Golf mechanics, Orthopedics and Spine PT Certification – University of Pennsylvania