QC hospital holds forum

Following the success of the first Sama-Sama Laban sa Rayuma support group activity, De Los Santos Medical Center had its second forum last March 3, 2017 at the hospital’s presidential lounge which focused on osteoarthritis and rehabilitation of patients with osteoarthritis.

“We often hear that pain in the joints [specifically hip and knee joints] is because of old age, however, there might be more to that,” according to orthopedic surgeon Jose Fernando Syquia, head of the hospital’s Arthritis Center. 

For her part, Gloria Arroyo-Coronel, head of the hospital’s Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, stressed De Los Santos Med is equipped with rehabilitation equipment for patients with osteoarthritis and patients who underwent hip or knee replacement.

She explained the role of physical and occupational therapists and the different equipment like continuous passive motion unit, exercise equipment and a walking/running track that can help the patients in their journey towards full recovery.

REHAB MEDICINE. Physician Gloria Arroyo-Coronel, head of the rehabilitation and sports medicine center of the De Los Santos Medical Center, discuss the services provided by her unit while orthopedic surgeon Jose Fernando Syquia, head of the arthritis center, talked about osteoarthritis, its symptoms, and treatment options.

The audience also had the pleasure of hearing stories from some of Syquia’s patients who underwent successful hip and knee replacement. They shared how what it was like before and after the surgery. 

For joint pains, call the De Los Santos Med’s Arthritis Center at 89-DLSMC (35762) ext. 8310 or visit them at the 3rd floor of the hospital’s Medical Arts Building. They are open from Mondays to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Topics: De Los Santos Medical Center
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