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Free Lecture Focuses on Arthritis in the Hands

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Taruna Madhav Crawford, M.D., a hand and upper extremity specialist and orthopaedic surgeon with MidAmerica Hand to Shoulder Clinic, will discuss arthritis of the hands at an educational program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. The session is free and open to the public.

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some type of arthritis. It is a disease characterized by the progressive degeneration of cartilage, the cushioning liner between the joints. Arthritis is painful and may result in limitation of motion, joint deformity and loss of function.

Dr. Madhav Crawford will discuss facts about arthritis of the hand and wrist. Questions she will answer include:



  • What are the symptoms of arthritis of the hand and wrist?

  • Who gets arthritis in the hand and wrist? 

  • When is it time to ask the doctor for help?

  • How is it diagnosed? 

  • What are the current treatment options?



Nationally, Dr. Madhav Crawford has been named by Becker’s Healthcare as one of “70 Female Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeons to Know.” She treats conditions of the hand, elbow, and shoulder as well as hip, knee and ankle injuries. Also, she is experienced with complex reconstructive hand surgeries for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

To register for the free program call Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital at 800-323-8622. The class code is 4G74.

MidAmerica Hand to Shoulder Clinic, Chicagoland’s largest practice dedicated to the care of the hand and upper extremity, specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. The highly-specialized team of compassionate and professional surgeons, physicians, radiologists, therapists and orthopaedic technologists provides every patient with personalized care using the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and treatments. MidAmerica locations include Palos Hills, Mokena, Oakbrook Terrace, Schaumburg and Libertyville.

For more information about MidAmerica Hand to Shoulder Clinic, call 630-317-7007 or visit: http://www.handtoshoulderclinic.com.

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