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Contact: Stephanie Small
Office: 419-783-6930
Cell: 419-262-0371

Free Informational Session and Bone Density Screening at ProMedica Herrick Hospital

posted on: 05/08/2014

TECUMSEH, Ohio, May 7, 2014 – ProMedica Herrick Hospital will offer a free informational session on compression fractures and the latest advances in kyphoplasty procedures on Tuesday, May 20 at 6 p.m. in the Herrick Hospital Women’s Center. Free bone density screenings will also be available for attendees.

Compression fractures may occur over time or happen suddenly. Osteoporosis is the most common cause, but fractures can also result from back trauma or spinal tumors. Compression fractures may cause no or minimal symptoms and may only be discovered when x-rays of the spine are done for other reasons. Treatment options include pain medications and back braces, but pain and discomfort can also be relieved through a minimally invasive kyphoplasty procedure performed at ProMedica Herrick Hospital.

Louis Bojrab, MD, will give a brief presentation on the latest kyphoplasty procedures and be available for questions at the event. Free bone density screenings will be performed for attendees by hospital staff following the talk. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVPs are encouraged to Stephanie Small at 419-783-6930 or Stephanie.Small@ProMedica.org. More information on services provided at Herrick Hospital can be found at www.promedica.org/herrick.

 

About ProMedica Herrick Hospital
ProMedica Herrick Hospital is a member of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 15,000 employees and nearly 1,900 physicians – with more than 600 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 12 hospitals and more than 300 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.

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