My right hip socket gradually deteriorated until it was bone on bone. The pain progressively became unbearable.

My treatment and recovery

I received my hip implant on April 16th, 2014. Six hours after surgery I was walking on it. Saint Joseph’s Regional Hospital in Mishawaka, Indiana is wonderful. Their post op program allowed for a speedy and relatively pain-free recovery at home. Dr. Steve Mitros is my orthopaedic surgeon. He is a great guy who is very easy to talk to. He takes his time and he listens. Steve truly cares about his patients and it shows. I feel as though he is a friend for life. That is because he gave me my life back. Prior to surgery I was miserable. Now I’m a happy man again. I’m able to participate in life actively with family and friends. I’m able to travel. Everything in my life is positive right now. I’m so grateful for the many kind professionals who were so instrumental in my speedy and successful recovery.

Tip

Get a professional opinion, then, just do it. Do the rehabilitation exercises to a "T",,,,,It will be worth the effort.

My Second First

I am now able to enjoy my life again without pain. I can go for walks in the woods, beach, or in my neighborhood. Prior to surgery I could not walk on uneven ground. My new hip has opened up a new world for me. I'm able to travel again and experience the world without pain.

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