Episode 4: Living with arthritis & joint replacement | The Better Ageing Podcast
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It's our fourth episode of The Better Ageing Podcast, and this week's episode is quite a personal one as Jane talks about her experience of living with arthritis, and of having a knee replacement.

Our experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) provide really practical advice for people living with arthritis and/or thinking about a joint replacement of the knee or hip. They discuss ways to manage arthritis, how to 'prehabilitate' before a joint replacement, things to expect following surgery, and how to get the best results from a joint replacement through proper rehabilitation. 

Show notes/ topics covered:

1:37 - Welcome 
4:10 - Living with arthritis 
5:20 - How life with arthritis can be made a bit easier 
14:40 - Surgery isn't the end point 
16:40 - Why would you consider joint replacement?
19:25 - Prehabilitation and planning
20:35 - Is replacement a last resort? 
23:08 - Prehabilitation exercises 
32:38 - "It was the most difficult thing I think I have ever done" 
34:22 - Rehabilitation exercises 
41:08 - Audience question: fish oil 
43:50 - Closing story 

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