Free arthritis information luncheon set

Published 10:23 am Friday, September 18, 2009

RUSSELL, Ky. — Human Motion at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) will host a free luncheon concerning osteoarthritis featuring orthopedist Ralph Touma, M.D.

The luncheon will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the OLBH campus.

Touma’s topic will be Treatment of Osteoarthritis — An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Perspective. Touma earned his medical degree from the University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria.

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He completed an internship at the University of Michigan’s Pontiac General Hospital in Pontiac, Mich. and a residency at the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago.

Touma is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with a subspecialty certification in arthroscopic surgery. Touma’s practice is located at 320 21st Street in Ashland. His office can be contacted at (606) 325-4697.

Human Motion at OLBH provides the area’s most advanced back, spine, joint and muscle care.

OLBH’s staff of orthopedic surgeons is accomplished in the treatment of chronic conditions such as arthritis, bursitis and musculoskeletal pain.

Human Motion offers a full-continuum of care to those with orthopedic issues, including Human Motion OrthoCare, a hospital unit dedicated solely to orthopedic issues, the Human Motion Vitality Center, a world-class rehabilitation center, and expert rehab staff to complement the hospital’s team of orthopedic surgeons.

To RSVP for the free luncheon or to learn more about the Human Motion at OLBH, call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).