News Release

August 27, 2008

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Don’t Let Knee and Hip Pain Slow You Down

Sept. 18 Discovery Series will focus on Joint Preservation and Total Joint Replacement

FARMINGTON, CONN. – A number of new approaches are available to relieve joint pain and discomfort and allow individuals of all ages to continue the activities they enjoy.

A free Discovery Series program will explore these options on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232.

Robert Arciero, M.D., professor and chief of the Sports Medicine Division at the New England Musculoskeletal Institute, will present an overview about joint preservation of the knee including osteotomy to partial knee replacement.

R. Michael Meneghini, M.D., director of the Center for Joint Preservation, will discuss early intervention to maintain and preserve hip function.

Lastly, the director of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute, Jay R. Lieberman, M.D., will explore when individuals should consider total joint replacement.

More information about the New England Musculoskeletal Institute is available at

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