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A HEALTHY START NEW KNEES, HAPPY HIPS MAKOplasty robot-assisted surgery comes to Harford County Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is proud to be one of the first hospitals in Maryland to offer MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing and the first hospital in the region to offer MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement procedures. For the knee, MAKOplasty offers people with early to midstage osteoarthritis of the knee a less invasive treatment option than total knee replacement. It enables surgeons to accurately target only the diseased portion of the knee, without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again. Partial knee resurfacing has: ■ Minimal surgical incision ■ Reduced postsurgical pain ■ Accelerated recovery and improved outcomes ■ A more rapid return to daily lifestyle and activities ■ A more natural-feeling knee following surgery The MAKOplasty hip procedure is a total hip replacement that is supported by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This innovative solution, which can also be used Where’s the Joy? Tips to deal with depression during the holidays Depression affects millions each year, and with the holidays right around the corner, feelings of sadness, frustration, irritability, anxiety and guilt may be more prevalent as the hustle and bustle takes us out of our normal routines and comfort zones. Many of us put pressure and stress on Richard ourselves during the holiday season, but it’s Lewis, MD important to be realistic about what you can handle and learn to say no when you have reached your limit. Feeling depressed can also stem from interaction with family—either not enough or sometimes too much. Holidays can be particularly lonely times for those who do not have for the direct anterior total hip replacement procedure, was designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. RIO enables surgeons to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement and is designed to restore patient mobility and active lifestyle. IS MAKOPLASTY RIGHT FOR YOU? Find out more about MAKOplasty by attending our information session on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Bulle Rock Clubhouse, Havre de Grace. Light dinner provided. Call 855-344-BONE (2663) to register. family nearby, have recently lost a loved one or are estranged from their families. Try to resist the tendency to isolate yourself. Instead, reach out and actively involve yourself in some way. Volunteering is a great way to keep busy, meet new people and give back to your community. On the flip side, too many family commitments can cause overwhelming stress. Try to keep your expectations realistic by understanding that issues with family members may arise and decide ahead of time to be flexible and remain calm. “Differentiating between the blues that can be associated with holiday stressors and the clinical condition of depression can be difficult,” explains Richard Lewis, MD, medical director of Behavioral Health Services at Upper Chesapeake Health. “If your mood remains consistently or unusually depressed for more than two weeks at a time and you notice changes in your sleep, appetite or ability to think clearly, a course of antidepressants or talk therapy can be very helpful in restoring your health and allowing you to enjoy the holiday season.”  It’s OK to get help for depression. Call the UCH Behavioral Health Services team at 443-843-8800. | Fall 2013 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Fall 2013

Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Fall 2013
A Healthy Start
Options After Mastectomy
Strength and Courage
A Winning Trial
At a Glance
Foundation Focus
News and Events

Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Fall 2013