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1,982 Stories From the Community

Robert N Manhasset, NY

"I have been a patient at HSS since 1977. HSS is the only hospital I would ever consider for orthopedic care or surgery for myself, family and those I do refer. I have always been extremely satisfied with every doctor I have visited and in my case they have been numerous over the years."

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Elbow Injury/Condition
Dean Melville, NY

"I had my procedure on March 3rd, 2014 and went back to very mild weight lifting after about 6 weeks and then returned to a modified training schedule after 12 weeks. I then continued to train while "listening to my body" and returned to full strength in about 5 or 6 months. Again, paying careful attention to technique and my body. I am extremely grateful to be able to continue to train and expect to go back to competing in the very near future."

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Spine Injury/Condition
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Karen Bronx, NY Hip Labral Tear
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John Brooklyn, NY Knee Replacement
Nancy E. Forest Hills, NY

"The large glomus tumor was removed and for the first time in years I was free of its horrible pain. It has been seven weeks since the surgery and my thumb is returning to normal."

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Shane Scotland Neck, NC

"I was hit by a car while joyriding on my favorite Razor scooter. After the accident, doctors said I would never walk again. Without Dr. Wellman's bravery, I wouldn't be here today. "

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Broken Leg
Bernard Wappingers Falls, NY

"The information and classes before the surgery, and the care and help you receive after the surgery, are what make HSS so special. I know that it sped up my recovery, and enabled me to return to playing tennis and hiking, the two things I like best. If you want to maintain your quality of life there is only one choice for hip replacement, HSS. I truly believe this."

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Hip Replacement
Robert S. Staten Island, NY

"I was exercising in accordance to my department's policy and while performing a bench press, I felt and heard a popping sensation in my left shoulder followed by immense pain and swelling. I knew that something wasn't right. I went to see Dr. Answorth Allen, a specialist in shoulder repair. He diagnosed my shoulder with a torn rotator cuff that required surgery."

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Shoulder Injury/Condition
Zeina Achrafieh, Lebanon

"Dr. Maalouf is an excellent physician and one of the most compassionate individuals I have encountered at HSS. I was an international patient and met Dr. Maalouf prior to my surgery. "

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Hip Revision Surgery
Leona Brooklyn, NY

"My experience at HSS was outstanding. I had a knee replacement 3 months ago and I am walking with no assistance and am back to work. My message to those who are in need of surgery: why settle for less when you can get the very very best?"

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Knee Replacement
Alex Houston, TX

"Dr. Jerabek's skill and HSS personnel's experience, talent and attention made this traumatic experience palatable with an excellent outcome...."

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Hip Replacement
Robert Wayne, NJ

"I'm just an "average joe" who had a relatively active lifestyle until osteoarthritis got the best of my hips. It took a lot of convincing before I was ready to accept that I needed surgical intervention to alleviate my worsening hip pain."

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Hip Resurfacing