This educational session includes information about the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as some discussion of the x-ray and microscopic findings often seen in this disease.  It also addresses the non-surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis, including both medication and non-medication options.

Attendee Takeaways:

  • Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the knee joint
  • Non-surgical treatments do exist to manage OA of the knee
  • Recovery from arthritis surgery continues to become easier and quicker.
  • Results are lasting 20+ years, making surgery a good option for younger and younger patients.
  • As great at the results are, all non-operative treatments should be tried first.

Who Should Attend: 

Anyone affected by arthritis of the knee or interested in learning more about OA and its treatment – patients, family members, caregivers and health care professionals.

This program is supported by a generous grant from Drug Information Association (DIA) Philanthropy Grant Program

Webinar Information
Date Presented:
May 15, 2013 7:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Boning Up on the Knee: Managing Osteoarthritis
Rashmi Khadilkar, MD

Dr. Rashmi Khadilkar attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She spent 3 years at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware before joining the Rochester General Medical Group in the summer of 2012. She currently practices in NY in Greece and Lyons. She has a special interest in formal patient education and has given several talks to the public under the auspices of the Arthritis Foundation and Lupus Foundation.

Edward Tanner, MD

Edward Tanner, MD is chief of orthopaedics at Rochester General Hospital (since 1996), and clinical associate professor of orthopaedics at the University of Rochester medical school. He was also chief of orthopaedics at Genesee Hospital before it closed, and is still associated with Strong Memorial and Unity Hospitals.

Dr. Tanner's academic credentials include a 1976 medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a BS in chemical engineering from the university's undergraduate school. He did his internship at Rochester General Hospital and received both his surgery and orthopaedic residency training at Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital. Two years later he earned board certification in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Tanner has worked with many organizations to improve health care in the Rochester community and has also worked diligently on behalf of organized medicine. He previously served as secretary and treasurer of the Rochester General Physicians Organization and is both a member of the board and past president of the Monroe County Medical Society. He currently serves on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Communications Skills and Mentor Program where he is a certified instructor in Clinician/Patient Communication Skills. Dr. Tanner is the past president of the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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