Posts Tagged ‘osteoporosis’

Finding Relief from Pain

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

When doing laundry, shoveling snow, and vacuuming are more than tedious chores, they’re downright painful it’s time to find relief. Join leading Orthopaedist Dr. David Wexler for an informative discussion about treatment for osteoporosis-related spinal fractures. During this free presentation, you will learn more about this type of fracture and how it can be treated with Kyphoplasty so you can resume your daily activities, pain-free! Following the presentation there will be plenty of time for you to ask Dr. Wexler questions.
During his 23 years as a surgeon, Dr. Wexler’s training has included various subspecialties providing a broad experience. His main focus at St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics is Kyphoplasty and lower limb joint reconstruction including hip, knee, and ankle replacement. Dr. Wexler practices at St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics at 2 Great Falls Plaza in Auburn.

His presentation will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 5:30pm. The event will take place in the Lepage Small Conference Room at 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. Seating is limited so please call 777-8481 to reserve your seat today.

What is Osteoporosis and How is it Linked to Cancer?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011


Sponsored by St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

There are many risk factors when it comes to the bone disease osteoporosis. Not getting enough calcium, poor posture, and living a sedentary lifestyle are just a few. Did you know certain cancer treatments could also put you at greater risk for weak and fragile bones?

St. Mary’s physical therapist Becky Harrington will present an information session about osteoporosis. She will explain what osteoporosis is, its symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and how cancer patients have a higher risk for developing the disease. Becky will also provide strategies for achieving better bone health. The presentation will be held Thursday, March 17, 2011, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the second floor conference room at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation, St. Mary’s Auburn Campus, at the corner of Gracelawn Road and Turner Street in Auburn.

For more information, please call St. Mary’s HealthSteps at 777-8898 or email.

This is one of many educational programs from St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders made possible by a generous grant from the Livestrong: Lance Armstrong Foundation.