Explore the Options: Living Well With Osteoarthritis

Golf, family time, long walks with the dog: Hip and knee pain are not on your to-do list. And thanks to the variety of treatment options, osteoarthritis patients can stay active and maintain a high quality of life.

From ice and heat applications to arthroscopy to total joint replacement, well-informed patients choose not to become sedentary or to live with pain.

Benjamin Busfield, M.D.

Benjamin Busfield, M.D.

“These patients are more demanding in a good way,” says Benjamin Busfield, M.D., FAAOS, an orthopedic surgeon with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. “They demand quality lifestyles. “ Read More

Point. Click. Text. Ouch! Devices Can Be a Real Pain

device lectureEvery time you point, click or text on your computer or smartphone, you could be injuring yourself. Fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, necks and backs often pay a painful price in this digital age. Join us to learn how to prevent carpal tunnel, trigger finger and other injuries from an ergonomic expert and our orthopedic surgeons at this free event!

When: Wednesday, August 6
Time: 6 – 7:30 P.M.

Lone Tree Golf Course
Event Center
4800 Golf Course Road
Antioch, CA 94531

This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register online:

Please RSVP online through Facebook.
For questions, call (925) 779-3608 or send an email to Lombaa2@sutterhealth.org


Is Hip Pain Keeping You Sidelined?

East Bay man in hip pain sitting on couchDoes hip pain keep you from participating in all the East Bay has to offer?

There are several options for managing hip pain. Orthopedic specialist Thomas Peatman, M.D., from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, will discuss the latest techniques for hip replacement, including the anterior approach, which heals faster and leads to faster recovery than the traditional approach.

When: Thursday, August 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro

This event is free, but reservations are required. Please reserve your seat by calling 510-869-6737.

Shoulder Pain? East Bay Expert Shares Treatment Options

Young woman with shoulder pain in the East Bay

Have shoulder pain? Come hear Alta Bates Summit’s orthopedic specialist Joseph Cheng, M.D., give an overview of conditions that might cause pain in your shoulder, and discuss available treatment options.

When: Wednesday, July 10; 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: Fir Rooms, Merritt Pavilion, 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

This event is free. Call 510-869-6737 to reserve your seat.

Knee Pain Management Options for Active East Bay Lifestyles

Woman, free of knee pain, jogging in an East Bay park

After you finish jogging around Oakland’s Lake Merritt and that nagging pain in your knee has worsened, what should you do? Read More

A Finger Injury in Baseball and Softball: Play Now, Pay Later?

When we are playing baseball or softball, we don’t anticipate injuring our hands. But you may want to think twice about sliding hand-first into third base or diving to catch that fly ball.hand and fingers gripping a baseball

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