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BronsonSenior Times - November 2018Page 11LEARNCLASSES AND EVENTSFreshstart® Smoking & Tobacco CessationTuesdays & Thursdays, November 6, 8, 13 & 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m.Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center 300 North Ave., Battle CreekFree. Are you ready to live tobacco-free? This program will help prepare you to quit smoking and tobaccouse. Registration is required and you must attendall sessions. To register, call (269) 341-7723 or visit Foot Awareness Open HouseFriday, November 9, 9 to 11 a.m.Bronson Battle Creek Diabetes Education Center363 Fremont St., Suite 109, Battle CreekFree. Register to receive a free foot assessment andfind out more about diabetes, diabetic foot health and nutrition. Learn helpful tips on foot protection and proper shoe selection. Call (269) 245-8190 to register or visit 101/Baby BasicsWednesdays, November 28 and December 5, 6 to 9 p.m. Bronson Battle Creek Outpatient Center300 North Ave., Battle Creek$30. This class is intended to encourage opendiscussion about how child care has changed over time. Grandparents will join expectant parents and learn about baby care and safety. To register, visit classes orcall (800) 451-6310.SUPPORT GROUPSStroke Survivor Support GroupThursday, November 15, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.Battle Creek Family YMCA182 Capital Ave. NE, Battle CreekOur stroke survivor support group is a place to share information, experiences and emotional support. Registration not required. For more information, visit or call (800) 451-6310.bronsonhealth.comKNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWKnee pain affects more thanjust your knee. It can affect your daily activities, your sleep and even make the simplest tasks difficult to finish.When nonsurgical treatments, such as medications, cortisone injec- tions, strengthening exercises, and weight loss no longer give relief, it’s time to consider knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement surgery has become a common and effective solution to relieve pain.There are two kinds of knee replacement surgery, total knee replacement and unicompartmental knee replacement.Total knee replacement, which is also referred to as total knee arthro- plasty, is suited for patients with advanced arthritis or damage to more than two compartments of the knee. The cartilage is removed from the upper and lower knee joint and is replaced with an implant made of metal and plastic. Ninety percentof the time, total knee replacement patients get pain relief and gain mobility which allows them to get back to the activities they enjoy.Partial knee replacement, also referred to as unicompartmental knee replacement, is a less invasive sur- gery for patients who have more lim- ited arthritis in the knee joint. This surgery involves a smaller incision to remove only the damaged cartilage in one part of the joint and replace itwith an implant. Most patients will experience a faster recovery com- pared to having a total knee replace- ment.At Bronson Battle Creek, two surgical methods are offered for knee replacement surgery – traditional, hands-on surgery and robotic-assist- ed. Surgeons advise each patient as to which approach would be most beneficial for their situation.How do you know which typeof knee replacement surgery and surgical method is the best optionfor you? The first step is to be seen by an orthopedics expert who will review all choices for treatment, including exercise and medicine.All five, board certified orthopedic physicians at Bronson Orthopedic Specialists, perform total and partial knee replacement surgery at Bronson Battle Creek. To make an appoint- ment at any of their three office loca- tions, two in Battle Creek and one in Marshall, call (877) 704-3133.Dr. Joseph Burkhardt, at Bronson Orthopedic Specialists, has more than six years of experience using robotic-assisted surgery for partial knee replacements, and was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in the world to perform robotic-assisted total knee replacement using the Navio Surgical System. “To me,new surgical technology like robotic assistance enhances the consis- tency of what the human hand can do alone,” says Dr. Burkhardt. “I believe robotics further enhances my ability to customize surgery for the patient to achieve the best possible outcome.”BATTLE CREEKDr. Joseph BurkhardtBronson Orthopedic Specialists physicians (left to right): Joseph Burkhardt, DO; Mark Russell, DO; Barry Collins, DO; Daniel Garcia, MD; and Phillip Dabrowski, DO. As part of the region’s leading orthopedic and sports medicine program, this team specializes in knee, hip and shoulder replacement surgery, as well as sports medicine and general orthopedic care.900 Territorial Road W, Battle Creek, Michigan 49015 Call 269-968-0300 or lakeviewmgr@gmail.comAn apartment community for seniors 55 and older(Between Capital Avenue and 20th Street)Happy Thanksgiving!

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