joint health

How long joint replacements actually last

Oct 28, 2017
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Major surgery may be a last resort for most people but for those who suffer from joint pain, cartilage lo­ss, and limited mobility, a replacement surgery may be exactly what they are looking for. Knee, hip, and shoulder replacements are the most popular in the United State but the question of how long these artificial joints last still remains.

Joining us today is Dr. Richard Iorio, an orthopedic surgeon and the chief of adult reconstruction at New York University Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases to discuss the longevity of joint replacements and the risks that may come with them.

The keys to healthy knees

Sep 21, 2014
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Many of us have suffered from knee pain at some point in our lives.  Because knees are such a common source of pain, many people could be helped by becoming more familiar with the joint and its injury types.

This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Gregory Martin gives an overview of the knee and the best ways to deal with knee pain.  Martin is a board-certified, Harvard fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and author of the book “Education4Knees: Everything you Need to Know for Happy, Healthy, and Pain-Free Knees.”

Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Martin.

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In the past, hip replacement surgeries were generally reserved for elderly people. Long recovery times and expensive materials sometimes deterred people from getting the procedure. But, as minimally invasive techniques and materials have improved in recent years, the population of people getting hip replacements has changed as a result.

This week on Take Care, Dr. Seth Greenky discusses the current state of hip replacement surgeries. An associate professor in orthopedics at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, Dr. Greenky also co-directs the Joint Replacement Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital, also in Syracuse.

Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Greenky.

Upcoming topics: Berries and hazards in your home

Apr 23, 2013
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In the coming weeks on Take Care, we'll feature an interview on prostate cancer. Every man who's diagnosed faces unique challenges, often around the question of treatment. An oncologist will join us to explain why watchful waiting may be the preferred option for many. Plus, the latest super fruit.

Joint replacement surgery has come a long way

Apr 21, 2013
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This week on “Take Care,” an interview with Dr. Seth Greenky on joint pain and joint replacement surgery. Dr. Greenky is the department chairman for orthopedic surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse and associate professor at SUNY Upstate medical College.

(click on "Read more" for the podcast of this interview and more information)

Two of the most common surgeries among people over 65 are knee and hip replacements. Baby boomers in particular are seeking relief because they often don't want joint pain to slow them down.  Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's new weekly health show, "Take Care" spoke with Dr. Seth Greenky, the chairman for orthopedic surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, about the causes of joint pain and what to do about it.