Overcoming Your Arthritis

Summary: If you suffer from arthritis, help may be on the way.
Air Date: 3/22/14
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: C. Thomas Vangsness Jr., MD
Dr. C. Thomas Vangsness Jr, MD is a professor of orthopedic surgery and the chief of sports medicine at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in shoulder and knee surgery and the author of: THE NEW SCIENCE OF OVERCOMING ARTHRITIS:  Prevent or Reverse Your Pain, Discomfort and Limitations(published by DeCapo Press) (written with co author Greg Ptacek).

Dr. Vangsness educational background includes a Medical Doctorate from the University of Minnesota where he was also born and raised. He did graduate studies in public health. His orthopedic surgery training was at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Diseases NYU in New York City. He had a Bioengineering Fellowship and did a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California.All this to say that Dr. Vangsness has an educational and medical training foundation that has resulted in becoming an internationally recognized expert in knee and shoulder surgery. He has won many University and National academic awards as a teacher and researcher. Still his main focus is on patient care. He brings his Vangsness family values of personal integrity and kindness along with the highest technical level of care a university environment may foster. Dr. Vangsness continues to bring the best of science to the best of patient care.

  • Book Title: The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis: Prevent or Reverse Your Pain, Discomfort and Limitations
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Overcoming Your Arthritis
Do you suffer from arthritis? There is a strong likelihood the answer is yes. More than 40 million Americans currently have arthritis and as you age those odds increase greatly.

Is there a chance you can cure arthritis? If you think, "I'll just wait until stem cell surgery allows me to cure my arthritis" - think again. This is many, many years away.

Renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Vangsness does has some good news however.

Although, you cannot cure arthritis, you can stave it off and manage it, dramatically improving your life. And, Dr. Vangsness has the science to back this up.

His new book, The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis, offers a plan for anyone who wants to prevent or reverse their pain, discomfort, and limitations.