Orthopedic surgeon to provide community program on hip and knee replacement

Blair Senior Services and Tyrone Hospital are co-sponsoring a community education program entitled “Everything You Need to Know About Hip and Knee Replacement.”
The program will be presented by Dr. Christopher McClellan, orthopedic surgeon from University Orthopedic Center in Altoona who is also a member of the Tyrone Hospital medical staff.
Dr. McClellan is a native of Tipton.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Juniata College and earned his medical doctorate degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency program at Pinnacle Health Hospitals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. McClellan’s training and experience include unique competencies in the areas of Total Joint Replacement, Spine Surgery, Fractures and Sports Medicine.
Therapists from ProCare Rehabilitation in partnership with Tyrone Hospital will also be on hand.
A free hip and knee screening and information on lower body exercise will be provided by Tim Skarada, MPT, Physical Therapist. Shelley Hanczar, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist will provide information on adaptive equipment that could be of benefit to individuals with orthopedic problems.
The program will be held on Monday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Tyrone Senior Center located at 503 3rd Street in Tyrone.
Accessible transportation is available by calling 695-3500 (1-800-458-5552) by May 12.
Those 60 or over are invited to stay for lunch. Please reserve lunch by calling 684-7853 by May 11.
The program is free and open to the public. People of all ages are welcome to attend.