Joint Replacement Surgery Seminar

Alternative Home Health is planning a seminar on Wednesday July 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM concerning Total Joint Preservation & Replacement. The program is free and open to the public, according to Sheila Smith, CEO.

Dr. John Michalski MD, who is a board-certified and US Navy decorated orthopedic surgeon and has an office at East Ohio Regional Hospital, will present the information. The program will be held at the offices of Alternative Home Health located at Giffin Park Church, 280 E. Main Street, St. Clairsville, OH. The presentation is to raise awareness of joint replacement & preservation treatment and what patients should expect when getting the surgery. Dr. Michalski is on the forefront of joint replacement surgery and will discuss minimal incision surgery techniques. Smaller incisions are less invasive, offer more positive recovery and often result in faster recovery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, as well as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Additionally, Dr. Michalski performs patient matched and computer assisted knee replacements at East Ohio Regional Hospital. He focuses on improved mobility and outcomes by precise cuts using patient matched technology during surgery. No other surgeon in the area has this level of expertise and training. Dr. Michalski is also one of the orthopedic surgeons in the nation qualified and trained to do hip resurfacing surgery. This type of surgery preserves more of the patient’s own bone. Dr. Michalski is also certified on Advanced Unicompartmental knee replacement training to help those patients who need only a partial knee replacement, according to Smith. He also has certification and special training in arthroscopy, joint reconstruction, shoulder replacements, custom and partial knee replacements, as well as joint preservation.

Michalski Orthopedic Center is proud to offer non-invasive, in-office laser treatments for pain, swelling, and inflammation.

Michalski states, “We at Michalski Orthopedic Center focus on the best musculoskeletal care for our patients. We focus on improved results with increased technology and quality patient care. We do our minimal invasive surgeries in the hi-tech, patient-friendly operating rooms at East Ohio Regional Hospital. We are the only minimally invasive sports and joint replacement program in the region that employs centrifuged platelet spray to encourage improved healing, as well as computer-assisted navigation to help make more precise cuts for surgery. Our anesthesia staff uses nerve block anesthesia to lessen pain. Our orthopedic nursing unit has successfully and compassionately rehabilitated thousands of joint reconstruction patients-including knee, hip and shoulder. East Ohio operating room and orthopedic nursing unit staffs are among the best in the nation. The Ohio Valley is also lucky to have such a fantastic home health care agency as Alternative Home Health.”

It is important for people to realize that they do not have to have serious joint problems to attend the seminar. The presentation will be full of information that could be helpful to everyone.

Alternative Home Health can provide home care to Medicare and Health Plan beneficiaries as well as many other private insurance companies after surgery. This care includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and nursing. This continued health care at home enhances the patient’s outcomes and mobility.

Seating for the seminar is limited, and anyone interested is asked to reserve a seat for the free seminar by calling Alternative Home Health at 740-699-7000.