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St. Joseph’s Hosts Free Seminar on Knee Injuries

SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center will host a free informational session on “Knee Ligament & Cartilage Injuries: What Treatment & Rehabilitation Options are Available?” on Tuesday, December 4, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center’s DeFuria Conference Room, off the main lobby of the hospital, located at 301 Prospect Avenue in Syracuse. Free parking is available in the Medical Office Center parking garage.


Glenn Axelrod, MD and L. Ryan Smart, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeons, will explain the most common causes of knee ligament and cartilage injuries, discuss symptoms and effects of these injuries and explain treatment and rehabilitation options.


Space is limited. To register, call St. Joseph’s at 315-744-1244 or e-mail community.programs@sjhsyr.org.


St. Joseph’s Center for Orthopedic and Spine Care’s health care team is a leader in clinical and surgical care, performing more elective orthopedic operations than any hospital in the region. From 2004 to 2008, 37 percent of hip and knee replacements were performed at St. Joseph's. In 2010, St. Joseph's performed 3,459 orthopedic procedures overall.  Anesthesiologists provide optimal pain management and award-winning nurses give the care patients expect— pre-, intra-, and post-surgery.


St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.