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Mon, Jun 11, 2018 11:23am

Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery | Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk | MRIs Explained

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist, @Margaret_Marie

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If you have achy knees or bad hips, you are not alone. Joint pain is a common wear-and-tear problem as people age. Other contributing factors include obesity and arthritis. Joint replacement surgery involves removing parts of arthritic or damaged joints and replacing them with metal, plastic or ceramic prostheses that replicate the movements of healthy joints. Knee and hip replacement procedures are most common.

On this edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Robert Trousdale, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, will discuss knee and hip replacement surgeries. Also on the program, Dr. Lonzetta Neal, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss genetic testing for breast cancer risk. And Dr. Phillip Young, a radiologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain MRIs, including what they are and what they're used for.

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