Because of my orthopaedic care, I can now ride a bike and take my dogs for a walk.
It was the beginning of the year 2011, a fresh start with new goals and plenty of fun adventures, memories, and laughter. Though, something happened to me that would not only change my life for the next 12 months, but also leave an impact for the rest of my life. I am a seventeen-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a very rare cancer. I was completely blindsided by the diagnosis. With the extreme care of my surgeon, Dr. Jeff Eckardt, I am now able to get back into my normal routine of activities and begin living my life again. I had a total femur removal, including half of a hip replacement and a total knee replacement. I’ve had many months filled with vigorous recovery time and still continuing to this day; but it is all worth it because this surgery saved my life. My life has changed, for the better, because of my orthopaedic surgery. I thank everyone dearly who was involved in making it possible. You will forever be in my heart.
Ortho-Pinion: Bearing Surface Options in Total Hip Replacement
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