Minimally Invasive Surgery with Dr. Joshua Jacobs
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. Joshua Jacobs; Host: Christopher Springmann
Christopher Springmann: The words “minimally invasive surgery” might sound reassuring, but would you be a candidate? I’m Christopher Springmann for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Joshua Jacobs: Patients that are thin, very motivated, and healthy and active, will tend to benefit from minimally invasive approaches the most.
CS: Dr. Joshua Jacobs, a Chicago Orthopedic surgeon, specializes in hip and knee replacement.
JJ: Not only do incisions tend to be smaller, but also there tend to be alternative approaches to try to minimize soft tissue disruption during the, uh, procedure. Using minimally invasive techniques—in fact, you’re able to do more, sooner after the operation.
CS: Are you a candidate for minimally invasive surgery? Or would a more conventional joint replacement procedure be a better match for your needs and condition? For more information, talk to you doctor. Or visit the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website at orthoinfo.org