Your condition. Your story. Orthopaedic care is a journey thousands of people embark on each day. Hear directly from other patients about what the experience is like and leave your own story.
James MazurKnee replacement
I can work out in the yard, work in my garage, climb on ladders, just about anything I want to do, I can do now.
Courtney HodacsKnee surgery - my cartilage was repaired and my li...
Just being able to enjoy life without worrying about my knee "going out" again.
Dave TaubeTotal hip replacement
I don't think there's anything that I can do for the first time, but I'm doing everything better than I was doing before my surgery!
Bonnie Kouneva RodigerHip arthroscopy and reconstruction
After the successful surgery, I was able to return to my job as a nature photographer and guide, and further explore my passion for the outdoors.
Paul Scheponikknee and shoulder arthroscopy
I can run, walk, throw and cast a fly rod as good as ever.
Lisa KleinPartial knee replacement (both knees)
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can hike, exercise, garden and walk around amusement parks with my kids again!
-Lisa Klein, bilateral partial knee replacement surgery.
Joan DeBryReplacement of both knees and both hips
I can walk my two dogs now , where prior to surgery I could not walk just a few steps without terrible pain.
Patty DiamondNorman bone graft, plates and screws, basically re...
Since my accident, I am so happy to be able to walk again. It was very difficult to be non-ambulatory and dependent on other people for cooking, cleaning and even bathing.
Jessica DanielSurgery added a plate and 6 screws and bone graft...
I can bend my leg. I am still having to use a wheelchair and a walker because I can't bear weight on my left leg. If I were to do that too soon I could damage what he fixed.
Ruby LarsonPhysical therapy
Because of orthopedic care, I can live pain free!
Rick HeckmanCadaver plug femur replacement surgery
I’ll be able to mountain bike and travel to the Rocky Mountains and the Sedona area of Arizona...trips that I’ve had to postpone because I could barely walk let alone enjoy myself on my bike!
I’m a football coach and for the last few years I’ve struggled to be able to show my players some of the things that I want them to be able to do again. In a few months I’ll be able to be a better coach and I hope kids again!
Emily GareisTotal repair of left hip, femur and knee
I was so excited to be able to teach yoga again! It was such a blessing! I was also very happy to be able to drive and just get out on my own!
I had knee surgery to clear out scar tissue in 2017 and it really helped too. I can't run but I can walk miles, play with my grandchildren and enjoy life to it's fullest something that I honestly felt would never happen again.
Nancy Ann HansonTotal left hip replacement direct superior approac...
Because of my new hip, I can drive my 5 speed again. It had become too painful to engage the clutch but now it is pain-free. I can safely walk our dog now that my hip is stable. Working in the garden is a joy because I can comfortably get on the ground and back up. I now have the strength to clean our pool because I can stand stably and not worry about falling. I can meet friends for coffee and comfortably sit instead of constantly moving to relieve the pressure off my hip. I can stand and shop without constant pain. Standing had become agony until my hip was replaced. Ten minutes was the most I could stand. And to my surprise, I can now turn over in bed without having to plant my foot from the opposite leg to push me over. Such a small thing but truly wonderful.
Isaac YepesORIF- multiple foot fractures
Because of my orthopedic care I can ride my mountain bike.
Helen yorkDouble Hip Replacement
Because of my Orthopaedic Surgery, I...
travel and hike.
work on my farm.
plant extensive gardens.
speed-walk competitively with my Border Collie.
can climb stairs, and even climb some"mountains"-not Everest, butmountainsall the same!
Shelli VallesLeft hip replacement
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can walk all around Disneyland and California Adventure - both in the same day and I can be a Citizen Firefighter!
Rhonda GrahamTake down of a fusion and total knee replacement
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can ride mountain bikes, travel to Nepal and trek to Everest and Annapurna.
Skyller BienkowskiA left and right leg femoral derotational antevers...
Because of her orthopaedic care, Skyller can dance again.
Ryan ForayTotal Hip Replacement
Because of my orthopedic care, I was able to get back into the swing of things physically.
Caitlin OrrBilateral Hip Replacements
Since receiving my amazing new hips, I can surf again and go on family bush walks and bike rides :)
Kaitlyn SharpeDouble hip replacements with bone grafts
Because of my orthopedic care, I am not drained of energy from pain and am free to live life without second guessing my ability to physically manage the day.
Mark MikelTotal Knee Replacement
I have been able to return to coaching our high school girls cross country and track teams without needing a cane for balance and support or without dragging a chair around to meets in order to have a place to sit.
I don't feel like I have a second first yet, because I am not back to my activities yet. I am still limited on what I can do.
Richard ThomsonTotal left hip replacement
"Because of my orthopaedic care, I can lift and throw again to a high level!"
Robert OrourkeRepair of torn meniscus in left knee, October 2016...
I can now hike without pain, especially going downhill with a heavy pack.
Ingrid EdgePartial knee replacement
Walking several miles through the Smokey Mountains on family vacation two months post surgery.
Sabine AlexisDouble Hip Replacement
I can tie my shoes again. My legs are flexible again.
Justin SydloskiMultiple corrective surgeries for fractures
Due to my care I am able to participate in fun physical activities with my friends and family.
June HyjekSpinal fusion
Because of my orthopaedic care, I am able to keep spinning! There are definitely things I can no longer do, but sometimes that just leaves the door open to find something new to enjoy!
Keri ClarbullFinger amputation resulting from a flesh-eating ba...
This horrific experience really opened my eyes to my relationship with God. I don’t take anything for granted anymore. And because I was so loved by so many people during that time I see myself doing and giving to perfect strangers in ways I never had.
I sent out a thank you card to everyone involved in my recovery and helping my family during that time. And I "wrote" thank you notes. The fact that I could pick up a pen and write – it was so beautiful. - Keri Clarbull, finger amputation, age 48 from Houston, Texas
Matthew HayesFracture repair for multiple fractures
Because of my orthopedic care, I know that setbacks can make you stronger in a lot of ways. Thanks again, Dr. J!
Susan Sandockbilateral arthroplasty and physical therapy
I can sit cross legged in the indian position again
I can walk without pain to the mailbox
I am not HANGING on to the grocery cart any longer
I AM DANCING JUST LIKE I DID BEFORE MY HIPS CRASHED
Craig ObrenLeft Hip Replacement
"I can do whatever my mind, and body allows me to do, now that I'm 100 percent pain-free! - Craig Obren, left hip replacement surgery, age 49 from Mishawaka, Indiana
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can be active.
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can play baseball again.
Hunter VanBrocklinSurgery to treat hip dysplasia
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can walk.
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can run cross-country.
Ashley MeyerRepair meniscus surgery
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can golf again.
Carol Fostertotal knee replacement
I am able to be more active and do enjoy new experiences
Jason H. MuddFull Hip Replacement
Because of my orthopaedic care, I am pain-free. And I recently won my Member Guest Tennis tournament which was important to me. Being pain-free and able to play up to my ability after years of injury and frustration was a wonderful victory in and of itself.