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The health benefits and potential drawbacks of joint replacement surgery


Many people may need joint replacement surgery at some point in their lives. While it usually involves a long recovery, it can be worth it for those living with chronic pain. But artificial joints can and do wear out, which could lead to more surgeries down the road. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show Take Care, hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen talk with Dr. Richard Iorio,  an orthopedic surgeon and Chief of Adult Reconstruction at NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases.

You can hear more of their conversation on Take Care, WRVO's health and wellness show, Saturday at 6:30a.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.