Surgeon to Discuss Osteoarthritis

WARE — Osteoarthritis is a common disease affecting as many as 33 million Americans, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints. It can reduce joint mobility and interfere with daily activities.
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital invites the community to join Dr. Joseph Lellman, a surgeon with Baystate Medical Practices – Mary Lane Orthopedics, for a discussion about osteoarthritis. The lecture will be held on Monday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Main Conference Room located on the second floor of the hospital.
“Osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands, feet, spine, and large, weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees,” Lellman said. “It is a form of arthritis that features the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage, a protein substance that serves as a cushion between the bones of the joints.” Among the more than 100 different types of arthritis conditions, he added, osteoarthritis is the most common.
Lellman, who sees patients in two locations, at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware and at 95 Sargent St. in Belchertown, will discuss the symptoms and treatment options for osteoarthritis.
The lecture is sponsored by Baystate Health Senior Class, and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required by calling Baystate Health Link at (413) 967-2488.  For more information about the Senior Class Loyalty Program, visit www.baystatehealth.org/seniorclass.

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