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