Because of my orthopaedic care, I can revert back again to being a healthy active adult and acting like a healthy active child!

I suffer from osteoarthritis which ran deeply in my family. I was diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthritis of my left hip over two years ago. I wanted to delay my surgery as long as possible.  However it came to a point that I could not even walk to the car, so I decided now is the time. My wife is a Pilates instructor and author who publishes and specializes in hip and knee rehabilitation, so I was very fortunate. I began a six-week prehabilitation program in preparation for my surgery.

I chose the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and Dr. Paul Pellicci. With HSS, Dr. Paul Pellicci and my pre-op prehabilitation, I walked the day of my surgery.  I got my staples removed and was discharged in less than 48 hours! I continued with the specified Pilates rehab from my wife’s book for the next 12 weeks and I sailed through the healing time period with great speed and ease. I recommend this type of program for everyone.

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“I began a pre-habilitation program in preparation for my surgery … and sailed through the healing time with great speed and ease. I recommend this type of program...”

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Because of my orthopaedic care, I can revert back again to being a healthy active adult and acting like a healthy active child!

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