Rotator Cuff Tears Are Topic of Info Session with Kenneth Brislin, MD, at Center for Orthopedic Medicine-Tilghman

Kenneth Brislin, MD

Kenneth Brislin, MD
Orthopedic surgery

More than 2 million people are diagnosed annually with rotator cuff tears. If you are among those suffering pain from this common shoulder injury, join us Wednesday, Oct. 22, to learn about the various treatment options Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s orthopedic and rehabilitation teams offer.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Brislin, MD, with OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, will discuss causes of rotator cuff tears and ways to repair them.

It’s the second installment of a new monthly series of Orthopedic Info Nights at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Center for Orthopedic Medicine-Tilghman.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and tour the region’s only dedicated orthopedic facility at 4815 Tilghman St., Allentown.

Don’t let the pain from a torn rotator cuff stop you from doing the things you love. Join us at this free information event. Call 610-402-CARE to RSVP.

November’s session will discuss knee arthritis. 

Breast Cancer Awareness, Events for Children Set for Saturday at Lehigh Valley Mall

Kidsville News Fun Festival 2014If you’re planning to start your holiday shopping ritual at the Lehigh Valley Mall, this Saturday, Oct. 18, might be an ideal time to do so. The popular shopping destination will host a pair of health-related promotions, both courtesy of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).

The first event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. is all about children. Representatives from Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Kidsville News – a fun, family-focused newspaper for school-aged children – will provide free activities and entertainment for kids of all ages. Read More »

Walk on the Wild Side This Saturday

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You’ll enjoy some breathtaking views – and maybe even spot a wild turkey – during a 2-mile walk through Easton’s Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

The walk is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy. Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers.
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Orthopedic Surgeon Joseph Horton, MD, Talks About Knee Replacement Surgery

Nearly 150 Senior Choice program members filled Lobitz Catering hall in Hazleton on Sept. 23 to learn what a knee replacement is, why it is done and how it works. They received valuable information from Lehigh Valley Health Network orthopedic surgeon Joseph Horton, MD, during a Lunch and Learn event. Many of the more than 650,000 total knee replacements procedures performed annually in the United States are for senior citizens.

Early diagnosis and treatment for knee pain is important. Horton explained that the leading cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis, which deteriorates the knee’s natural cushion, leading to bone-on-bone contact, soreness and swelling. “Osteoarthritis is degenerative,” Horton says. “It won’t get better on its own and may get worse.”

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Allentown’s New PPL Center to Host BlackOUT 8; Event will Raise Funds for LVHN’s Community Practices

BlackOUT maskIn 2007, BlackOUT began as a small event to raise money for patients and families impacted by HIV. Eight years later, it’s grown into a highly anticipated fund-raiser attended by almost 1,000 revelers for the benefit of patients of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) community practices.

Now the event is moving into Allentown’s most visible location. BlackOUT 8, a dance party where everyone dresses in fashionable black attire, will be held 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the new PPL Center arena in downtown Allentown. Tickets are $40 general admission. DJ Cap Cee will provide entertainment. Read More »