eHealth Podcast: Joint Pain Exacerbated During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Dr. Richard Berger, M.D., a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush and assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago again joins eHealth Radio and the Orthopedic & Health News Channels. The pioneer of a minimally invasive technique, Dr. Berger was the first in the world to perform outpatient hip and knee replacement surgery and has done over 12,000 surgeries — more than any other surgeon.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Richard Berger discuss the following:

  1. As an orthopedic surgeon, what trends have you been seeing with your patients during the pandemic?
  2. What can be done to offset joint pain? For listeners who are working from home and moving less …what recommendations do you have?
  3. ​I know that the pandemic has also led to patients putting off medical treatment or postponing surgeries, such as joint replacement. Can you tell us more about this?
  4. What message do you have to people who are delaying their care?
  5. For patients who are still putting off surgery, what would you say to them to ease their concerns? Why is now the time to get surgery?

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