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Free Seminar on Common Hand Problems

March 23, 2010

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar “Common Hand Problems: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention” on Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Ronald Israelski, M.D., Board-certified hand and orthopedic surgeon, will discuss hand problems as well as complex traumatic and arthritic conditions.

The U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics has concluded that carpal tunnel syndrome is the “chief occupational hazard of the 90″s” – disabling workers in epidemic proportions. Currently carpal tunnel syndrome affects over 8 million Americans, is the number one reported medical problem and accounts for about 50% of all work-related injuries.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Bone and Joint Center
Orange Regional Medical Center’s Bone and Joint Center – affiliated with the prestigious NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases – provides a range of orthopedic care from hand surgery to knee and hip replacement to advanced therapies and treatments.

Ronald Israelski, M.D. is Board-certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also the founder and medical director of the Bone and Joint Center, director of medical education and former medical director and chairman of orthopedic surgery (2000-2009) at Orange Regional Medical Center. In addition, he is the assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at NYU School of Medicine/Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Israelski completed his Doctor of Medicine degree, general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency through New York Medical College as well as residencies at both Westchester Medical Center and Sloan-Kettering Hospital. He completed his hand surgery Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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