Sex After Joint Replacement with David Lewallen, MD
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: David Lewallen, MD; Host: Christopher Springmann
Christopher Springmann: Say you’re getting a new hip; do you get a new sex life to go with it? I’m Christopher Springmann for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. David Lewallen: Like any other activity that involves any sort of exertion, if you’re having a lot of pain, it’s not much fun.
CS: Dr. David Lewallen, a Mayo clinic orthopedic surgeon, specializes in hip and knee arthroplasty.
DL: Sexual activity does represent something of a risk to patients with total hip replacement. The position at risk for patients is when they flex their hip and bring their knee across the midline of their body, and then rotate it internally. The more that you flex at the waist with your hip, the further apart your knees need to be in order to be safe.
CS: Different surgeons suggest different waiting periods before resuming normal sexual activity. What’s right for you? For more information, visit the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website at orthoinfo.org.