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Wellness: Joint care to keep you moving

Like a tire, the more use your hip or knee joint gets the faster it wears out. This apt analogy was shared by Adam English, RN and Joint Coordinator for Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics, in a recent KKIN Radio interview. He added that the average life of an artificial hip or knee joint is 20 to 25 years.

English works closely with orthopaedic surgery patients of Dr. Leo Chough and Dr. Erik Severson, in the pre-op and post-op phases of care. Both surgeons, who see patients at Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin, are highly experienced and skilled in performing hip and knee replacements with outstanding outcomes for patients.

If you have concerns about hip or knee pain and the excellent range of solutions offered locally right here in Aitkin, attend one of three Lunch & Learn programs featuring Adam English.

  1. GARRISON: June 3, 12-1 PM, Y Club
  2. MCGREGOR: June 10, 12-1 PM,      Fireside Inn
  3. AITKIN: June 17, 12-1 PM, Butler      Building

To register, call Riverwood’s events line at 218-927-5188 or email healthyliving@riverwoodhealthcare.org

To self-refer yourself for an orthopaedic appointment, call the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics at 866-362-1229.

Check out the online health assessment tool called Family Health Manager at www.riverwoodhealthcare.org Family Health Manager is an interactive tool that offers you personalized health and wellness options. At no cost, anyone can learn their health score, connect to local resources and create goals in support of healthy living. You can also understand and track key numbers important for overall health. Family Health Manager provides actionable steps to maximize health in key areas such as well-being, activity, sleep, nutrition and pain management. To get started, go to https://health.riverwoodhealthcare.org/fhm

Looking for wellness information? Visit the wellness page on Riverwood’s website. This is a one-stop source of information on both Riverwood wellness resources, such as services and education, and Community wellness resources with info on classes, programs, recreational opportunities and more.