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Local orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rajeev Puri of OAK Orthopedics will be hosting a virtual reality patient education event at the Kankakee Area YMCA. The event will be open to the public and will include a presentation of partial knee replacement using virtual reality. On Sept. 17 at 1075 N. Kennedy Drive in the all-purpose room, doors will open at 5:30 p.m., the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. and a Q&A session will be held afterward at 6:30 p.m.

Area residents are invited to join OAK Orthopedics for a revolutionary orthopedic event, where Dr. Rajeev Puri will present a comprehensive overview of partial knee replacement, an innovative procedure used to stop knee arthritis early. The presentation will follow the surgeon’s journey in a simulated, bloodless procedure to see how partial knee replacement leads to a quicker recovery and a more natural-feeling knee that can give patients knee pain relief for 15 – 20 years. Refreshments will be provided at the event. 
“At OAK Orthopedics, helping our patients stay active and healthy is what we do, and I am honored to have the opportunity to offer insight and options to people looking to get the most they can out of life,” says Dr. Puri. “As an orthopedic surgeon, it is exciting to see the advances in technology and to be able to show patients, in a real way, what we can do to help them.”

Dr. Puri is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and completed his medical education at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, where he also interned in general surgery and underwent his orthopedic surgical residency. Dr. Puri later completed two year-long surgical fellowships: the first in foot and ankle reconstruction at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the second fellowship in hip and knee total joint revision at Indiana Orthopedics in Indianapolis. He serves area patients at OAK Orthopedics through their Bradley, Frankfort, and New Lenox offices.

For more information about the event or to register, call Sherri Guertin at (815) 352-9578 or email by Sept. 15.

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