May 18, 2012


Guest: Richard Illgen, M.D., Co-Director, Arthritis and Joint Replacement Program, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

On this program, UW orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Richard Illgen, walks us through the reasons we may have hip pain, and what we can do to prevent, relieve, or manage the gnawing discomfort and still enjoy an active lifestyle. It could be as simple as losing a little weight, adjusting physical activity or taking medications - to having a total hip replacement. Surgery options now include robotic-assisted joint replacement. The UW Joint Replacement Program is the only one in Wisconsin offering this surgery.

If you want to learn even more about robotic-assisted hip replacement, you are invited to a free informational session Tuesday, May 22nd, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Health Science Learning Center, Room 1309. Free parking is available at the UW Hospital and Clinics parking ramp. Light refreshments will be served. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. To register in advance or receive information call (608) 262-6343.