Professional Orthopedic Conference for Hip and Joint Surgery in Older Patients

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On Thursday, May 23, from 1pm-5:3pm, The Leir Retreat Center, 220 Branchville Road, Ridgefield, will host a professional seminar geared towards clinicians and medical professionals.  The Leir Retreat Center has partnered with both Western CT Health Network and Laurel Ridge Health Care Center to bring this valuable program to the Ridgefield community.  This conference will educate and provide participants with best practices and the most up-to-date information for joint replacement and orthopedics as it relates to age changes and pathology affecting the care of older persons. Professionals can learn about common orthopedic problems affecting older adults, as well as diagnosis, treatment strategies, and post-surgical care that will help familiarize participants with proper implementation of treatment techniques.

The medical speakers will educate the participants in strategies to treat orthopedic challenges in the elderly that will obtain the best results and outcomes for older patients. The incidence of orthopedic injuries and overuse disorders is steadily increasing, particularly as our life expectancy increases and our population ages. Topics included are traumatic hip fractures, joint replacement options, post-operative pain management, geriatric rheumatology, and radiological assessment, and occupational and physical therapy, including activities of daily life (ADL) evaluation. The material presented will provide a thorough approach to therapeutic strategies and goals, thereby preparing clinicians to design and implement highly skilled post-operative orthopedic programs for older persons. 

The conference is free and is open to medical or clinical professionals.  CEU and CME credits may be available; space is limited and food is provided.  For more information, please call The Leir Retreat Center at 203-438-6074 or Laurel Ridge at 203-438-8226. 


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