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Total Joint Replacement: A Patient's Perspective PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 September 2020
New Documentary on Total Joint Replacement
to be featured on OR-Live.com


Video focuses on the dramatic quality-of-life improvements following hip or knee arthroplasty (joint replacement).


PARK RIDGE, IL - An unprecedented documentary, providing a personal glimpse of four real-life patients confronting the need for total joint replacement (TJR), will be available via webcast on www.OR-Live.com .

"Total Joint Replacement: A Patient's Perspective" explores a subject that affects about 70 million Americans with arthritis or chronic joint problems, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2003, an estimated 800,000 hip and knee joint replacement surgeries were performed in hospitals, according to healthcare data sources.

The 52-minute film follows the lives of four patients and their families, as they make the decision to have hip or knee replacement surgery, go through the actual procedure and experience the end results.

"We are delighted that individuals seeking health information on the Internet will have an opportunity to watch this new film, which provides an inside look at joint replacement surgery from the patient's perspective," said Richard Santore, MD, president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). "This documentary will help the general public to better understand TJR, and how it can restore an individual's quality of life."

Viewers will see firsthand the emotional and physical issues these patients face, including their day-by-day struggles with pain, coupled with the trials and triumphs of surgery and rehabilitation.

The documentary, currently airing on select Public Television stations, is sponsored by the AAHKS and the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation and was produced by Peter Rosen, the New York-based Emmy Award-winning producer/director, who had successful hip replacement surgery in 1999.

Corporations and individual donor funding include: Dr. and Mrs. Dane Miller - Biomet (BMET), DePuy Orthopaedics (JNJ), Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics (SYK), Wright Medical Technology, and Zimmer, Inc. (ZMH)

Established in 1991, the AAHKS ( www.aahks.org ) is comprised of 800-plus members in the U.S. and Canada who are board-certified orthopaedic surgeons with specialized training in hip and knee replacement surgery. Based in Park Ridge, Ill., the not-for-profit association provides current educational, research and communication opportunities for the membership and their patients to allow continued quality management of degenerative disorders of the hip and knee.

Visit www.OR-Live.com to view this documentary; for more information visit AAHKS.org .
Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 August 2020 )
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