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.
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.
Juliana PaysonAnterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty
Because of advanced robotic assisted surgery, I am now a bionic ballerina!
Cindy Malsom-FischerTreat broken tibial plateau and fibula
Because of my orthopaedic care, I'm back to gardening and walking.
Richard BakerTotal knee replacement
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can bowl.
Bob MountzAnterior hip replacement
Because of orthopaedic care, I can ride my bike for 3,400 miles across the country.
Dwayne StephensTotal Ankle Arthroplasty
I can enjoy life on the open road after total ankle replacement.
Luke Fleerfive surgeries and an external fixator
Because of my orthopedic care, I can jog the trails in my community again while reflecting on life and its possibilities.
Abby NavarroBone-Patellar Tendon-Bone
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can play basketball again!
Laura Elizabeth BrownTrauma, limb salvage and reconstruction, limb leng...
My journey will be complete this summer when I return to Ecuador to hike the Quilotoa Loop, the volcanic crater to which I was headed when disaster struck.
Ken McDonnellPelvic reconstruction
Dr. Tornetta's orthopaedic expertise enabled me to return to training and competition as a triathlete less than one year following my injury, and to return to the many other physical activities I enjoy.
Julie SakLatarjet Procedure; Bone Block
Because of my orthopedic care, I am able to continue to be a special education teacher.
Tristan FrerichSurgical hand fracture repair
Because of my orthopedic care, I am able to compete in archery, football, roping and hunting again.
Andrea MarxACL repair using the hamstring, stitched meniscus
Because of my orthopaedic care, I was able to return to playing sports.
Beth FranzeseBoth hips replaced
I can dance, row a rowboat, kayak, garden and do my work. I can lift fairly heavy things and I can almost do a split!
Chuck CooperBilateral knee replacement (arthroplasty)
Because of my orthopaedic care I can climb “14ers” again – mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. There are 54 in my home state of Colorado. After my two knee replacements I chose to climb Mount Evans (35 miles west of Denver, near Idaho Springs in the Arapaho and Pike national forests) at 14,265 feet on Sept. 2, 2013. I did this just 14 weeks after my second surgery, with my good friend and climbing partner Ken, and our wives.