Thriving: Bone and Joint Health as You Age
A four-part series featuring clinicians from UW Medicine
Bad back, aching ankles, creaky knees, or hurting hips? Join UW Medicine’s experts for a series of four virtual lectures and learn about effective treatment options and tips for managing and improving your orthopedic health as you age. Attend one, or block out time for all four!
DON’T LET SPORTS INJURIES SLOW YOU DOWN
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Years of activities like hiking, training for races, and ski adventures can take a toll on bodies as they age. Though staying active is essential for your health, when it comes to mature athletes, it can also lead to pain or injury. Join orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert Christian Peterson, DO, and primary care sports medicine doctor Katherine Fahy, MD, to learn essential tips for avoiding and recovering from injuries.
HEALING LOWER BACK PAIN
Monday, November 14, 2022
As you get older, lower back pain and sciatica don’t always go away on their own. Hear from advanced practice provider Julianne Krause, PA-C, orthopedic spine surgeon Viral Patel, MD, and physiatrist Neelwant Sandhu, MD, and learn about surgical and non-surgical treatment options, how to know when it’s time to see a specialist, and what to expect.
SOLUTIONS FOR HIP AND KNEE PAIN
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
When achy hips and knees don’t get better on their own, you may wonder which solutions can help. Learn about the latest treatment options — from exercises and injections to surgical advancements — with physiatrist Eric Chen, MD, MS, and orthopedic surgeon Nicholas Hernandez, MD.
HOW YOUR LIFESTYLE CAN AFFECT BONE HEALTH
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Bone loss happens with aging in both men and women. Learn about how diet, exercise, supplements, and other habits can affect your bones. Hear from physician and metabolic bone researcher Susan Ott, MD, who will also discuss bone density screening and when medicines might be needed to lower the risk of bone fractures.