Knee pain is one of the most common orthopedic ailments, affecting more than one-third of Americans. As weight-bearing joints, knees can support up to five times one’s total body weight. Sudden injury, years of playing sports and other physical activity, or an underlying medical condition can cause pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased mobility.
Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Catholic Health are sponsoring a community dinner program, “What You Knee-d to Know About Knee Pain” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Registration begins at 5 p.m.
Join local knee expert and orthopedic surgeon Adam Burzynski, M.D., for dinner and a discussion about diagnosing and treating knee pain, from conservative approaches to the latest advances in knee replacement surgery. Burzynski served as the assistant team physician for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres during his medical training. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery, including ACL injuries, and has advanced training in total knee replacements with a focus on uni-compartmental (partial knee) replacement.
“What You Knee-d to Know About Knee Pain” is open to the public. Guests are invited to attend one free community program per calendar year. After that, the cost is $20 and includes a meal. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, call 716-447-6205 or visit chsbuffalo.org/events.