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‘e mbraci n g it ’ Lennie and Dianne Rosenbluth spread the word about the prevention and management of osteoarthritis in recognition of National Arthritis Awareness Month in May By M att Wh ite | P h o to g rap hy by B et h Mann

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s a star of UNC’s 1957 undefeated national championship basketball team, Lennie Rosenbluth was never afraid of big games or big shots. But now, at 87, the Chapel Hill resident’s knees are not a fan of big stadiums. “I think I’m the only member of our team who hasn’t had knee replacement [surgery],” Lennie says. “Even though it takes me a while to climb stairs, I’ll do it. Every home basketball game, every football game.” It’s when the Tar Heels go on the road to bigger venues, Lennie says, that having osteoarthritis – or OA – in both knees makes him think twice about attending. The most common form of arthritis, OA occurs when protective cartilage wears down around the bones. „ 30

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