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Freshstart® Smoking & Tobacco Cessation
Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 6, 8, 13 & 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center 300 North Ave., Battle Creek
Free. Are you ready to live tobacco-free? This program will help prepare you to quit smoking and tobacco
use. Registration is required and you must attend
all sessions. To register, call (269) 341-7723 or visit
Diabetic Foot Awareness Open House
Friday, November 9, 9 to 11 a.m.
Bronson Battle Creek Diabetes Education Center
363 Fremont St., Suite 109, Battle Creek
Free. Register to receive a free foot assessment and
find 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
Grandparents 101/Baby Basics
Wednesdays, November 28 and December 5, 6 to 9 p.m. Bronson Battle Creek Outpatient Center
300 North Ave., Battle Creek
$30. This class is intended to encourage open
discussion 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.
Stroke Survivor Support Group
Thursday, November 15, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Battle Creek Family YMCA
182 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek
Our 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.
Knee pain affects more than
just 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 percent
of 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 it
with 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 type
of knee replacement surgery and surgical method is the best option
for 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.”
Dr. Joseph Burkhardt
Bronson 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
An apartment community for seniors 55 and older
(Between Capital Avenue and 20th Street)
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