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Are You Ready for Joint Replacement? with Dr. Richard Kyle




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are you ready for joint replacement?

ONE GREAT INTERVIEW = Two National Shows + One PSA

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (www.orthinfo.org) originally commissioned us to produce a series of six 90-second daily Life Love & Health shows for broadcast to create awareness of joint replacement issues, all featuring their members. The shows were recorded either via ISDN at various remote studios or in-person, to assure the highest voice quality.

Based on the excellent response to these programs, the AAOS subsequently ordered six 60-second PSA versions of the same shows, with Christopher Springmann as the named spokesperson, typical of personality-voiced PSA’s.

But, wait, there’s more, the six interviews were crafted into on-line content and commentary, with expert physician voices discussing the full range of issues about hip-and-knee replacement.


Guest: Dr. Richard Kyle; Host: Christopher Springmann
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Christopher Springmann:    Joint replacement is a giant step in overcoming your arthritic pain when, and if you’re ready.  I’m Christopher Springmann, for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Richard Kyle:    When the quality of life becomes markedly affected, then it’s time for a change.

CS:    Dr. Richard Kyle, a Minneapolis Orthopedic physician, talks about the systemic effects of arthritic pain.

RK:    If it starts infecting the heart, your lungs, the muscle strength or coordination, their balance, the stress is transferred either to adjacent joints, or to your back.

CS:    Treatment options range from exercise and anti-inflammatory medicines, to arthroscopy, lubricants, and steroids, to joint replacement.

RK:    It truly is a shared decision.  It’s not a, “Yes, this is absolutely it,” or, “No.”  The patient has to be psychologically ready for it too.

CS:    So are you ready for joint replacement?  For more information, visit the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website at orthoinfo.org

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