Arthritis: Fighting the Pain

NBC Nightly News—October 27, 2008

More than 50 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, which brings 735,000 patients to hospitals for joint replacements every year and costs Medicare $25,000 to $50,000 each. NBC's Robert Bazell talks to Dr. Edward Craig of Hospital for Special Surgery about total shoulder replacement surgery.

This story originally appeared on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

 

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