In this one-hour special we will explore the advancements made in Knee Surgery and Cartilage Repair. We will learn about the anatomy of the knee, which patients may be candidates for corrective surgery, the technological advancements that have been made in recent years, and the goal of getting patients back on their feet and enjoying their daily lives. We will then discuss a rare disease known as Multicentric Castleman Disease. This disorder involves an overgrowth of cells in the body’s disease-fighting network – the lymphatic system. We will discuss the symptoms of this disease, its history, how it is often under-diagnosed, and the importance of an accurate and timely diagnosis.
In addition, this one hour will raise awareness of Cataract Surgery, and IOL replacement procedures, the technology involved, and how patients manage their symptoms after surgery. In closing we will discuss MPS II, also known as Hunter syndrome. Hunter syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that occurs when an enzyme the body needs is either missing or doesn’t work properly, eventually causing permanent, progressive damage affecting appearance, mental development, organ function and physical abilities. While there is no cure for MPS diseases, there are ways of managing and treating the medical problems they bring about. Overall, this one-hour program will encourage viewers to become more proactive in their own healthcare, helping them to make informed choices by working collaboratively with their doctor.
Our goal is to guide viewers along the path to a long healthy life. The science of medicine will come to life through colorful 3D animation and crisp high definition video. Everyday people tell extraordinary stories of triumph and survival in an upbeat, positive format.
Experts will highlight the life-changing benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle as a way of preventing disease and promoting health and wellness choices that can keep viewers active and vital from early adulthood onward.
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