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Silver Cross Hospital offers free lecture on relief from bone defects that new literature links to chronic knee pain

New Lenox, IL (January 3, 2013)— An injury to the knee can result in damage to the meniscus, ligaments and cartilage. Actions such as squatting and kneeling; high-impact activities such as jogging, sports, and aerobics, can increase the risk of a knee injury.  And if arthritis is present, the injury could be even more painful. Silver Cross Hospital in conjunction with Hinsdale Orthopaedics Group is offering a lecture on the Subchondroplasty™ procedure that will educate area residents on bone marrow lesions, their link to knee pain, and a new innovative treatment for these bone defects.

daley robert_newsDr. Robert Daley will present a free program on Chronic Knee Pain: A New Treatment, on Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. If you suffer from chronic knee pain, it may be caused by a bone defect called a bone marrow lesion. This program is aimed for people who suffer from chronic knee pain and knee injuries to provide information on new technology and treatments. Dr. Daley will share information about the Subchondroplasty procedure, which is a new, minimally invasive joint preserving surgical option for patients with painful bone defects and knee osteoarthritis. Register to attend this free program by clicking here or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Do you suffer from Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that affects the knee. Osteoarthritis is a process where the cartilage in the joint gradually wears away. Osteoarthritis may be caused by excess stress on the joint such as repeated injury or being overweight. 

Knee injuries are one of the most common reasons patients consult an orthopedic physician.  Since knee pain can originate from a variety of causes, it is vital to have a complete evaluation and specific diagnosis prior to treatment.  Knee injuries can be caused by an injury, Osteoarthritis or can happen over time due to over use or disease. 

“Fortunately relief for some knee injuries can be reached through a new technology, called the Subchondroplasty procedure,” said Dr. Robert Daley, orthopedic surgeon on staff at Silver Cross Hospital. “Through this minimally invasive technology, pain can be reduced in a patient, who suffers from moderate arthritis of the knee when a total knee replacement is not needed. The pain a patient experiences may be due to a bone marrow lesion (BML). This is an area just under the joint surface, where micro-fractures and edema occur. During the outpatient Subchondroplasty procedure, these BMLs are filled with a synthetic bone substitute, thus enhancing healing and alleviating pain.”

There are many benefits of Subchondroplasty procedure. Through this new technology, patients are able to walk with full weight bearing almost immediately after the procedure. In addition, they will have reduced knee pain and their quality of life will be improved.

About Dr. Robert Daley

Robert Daley, M.D., board certified orthopedic surgeon, is a member of the Silver Cross Hospital Medical Staff.  Dr. Daley graduated medical school from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic residency at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL and a reconstructive joint surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.  His office is located with Hinsdale Orthopaedic Associates, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 200, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 462-3474. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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