SEATTLE, Dec. 14, 2007 -- More than 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the United States each year. But how do you know if it's right for you?
Join Patient Power Host Andrew Schorr and Swedish-affiliated orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist Dennis Kvidera, M.D. -- along with one of Dr. Kvidera's local knee-replacement patients, Dave Peterson -- as they discuss the circumstances in which a patient should consider a hip or knee replacement. While there are risks and complications that come along with the procedures, many improvements and advances have been made to minimize the invasiveness of the cases and to help increase their longevity. Tune in to find out how to differentiate between the marketing hype and the real progress.
Titled "Joint-Replacement Surgery: Techniques, Advances, and How You Can Benefit," this interview originally aired on Seattle's KVI Radio (AM 570) on Dec. 9, 2007. The entire interview is now archived on the Patient Power Web site. To download and listen to it, click here.
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