Orthopedic surgeon hosts community seminar Feb. 19

JAMESTOWN – To better understand the latest treatment options for partial knee replacement, WCA Hospital Orthopedics will present an educational community seminar, “Living With Knee Pain? Partial Knee Replacement May Be An Option.” The presentation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the WCA Hospital Auditorium, located at 207 Foote Ave., Jamestown. Registered encouraged by calling Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital Public Relations at 664-8614.

Keynote physician speaker, William Fritz, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will present prevention strategies, treatment options, and the latest information on partial knee replacement surgery. The program will conclude with an open question and answer session.

The seminar will include vendor presentations from the Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation physical therapy team and WCA Hospital Wellness. The educational seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged by simply calling WCA Hospital Public Relations at (716) 664-8614. There will be gift giveaways and light refreshments will be served.

“If non-surgical treatments aren’t relieving knee pain, we can help individuals return to normal daily activities with knee replacement surgery,” said William Fritz, MD, highly-skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at WCA Hospital who has performed thousands of joint replacement surgeries. “The goal of knee replacement surgery is to decrease pain and restore function. Although total knee replacement is an excellent option for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, other surgical options exist. Patients with osteoarthritis that is limited to just one part of the knee may be candidates for unicompartmental knee replacement or partial knee replacement. There are a number of advantages of partial knee replacement when compared with total knee replacement which I will discuss during the presentation.”

The good news is there are new groundbreaking options that get people back to the things they enjoy in life. “Our educational presentation will help individuals better understand the difference between a partial knee replacement vs. total knee replacement and the latest available treatment options,” said Dr. Fritz.

William Fritz, MD, board-certified in orthopedics, received his medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York. Dr. Fritz completed his orthopedic residency and fellowship in microvascular surgery/plastic surgery from the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A highly skilled surgeon with many years of experience in orthopedic medicine, Dr. Fritz provides the highest standard of orthopedic care in the diagnosis, treatment and management of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Fritz’s medical practice is located at the Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, second floor, Jamestown. To schedule an appointment, call 485-7990.

For questions or to learn more about the free seminar, visit www.wcahospital.org or contact WCA Hospital Public Relations at 664-8614.