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Free Seminar on Common Hand Problems presented by Orange Regional Medical Center

October 22, 2008

(Middletown, NY) -Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar: Common Hand Problems: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention on Thursday, November 6, 6:30 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. Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common hand problem in the United States, was cited as the leading cause of workplace absenteeism due to injury in 2005 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Orange Regional’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 the Chairman of Orange Regional Medical Center’s Orthopedic Department and the Medical Director of The Bone and Joint Center. Dr. Israelski is an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He received his medical degree from the New York Medical College and completed a general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency through New York Medical College. Dr. Israelski did additional training by completing a hand surgery fellowship at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Israelski is board-certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Israelski is a senior partner of Catskill Orange Orthopaedics.

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