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2,129 Stories From the Community

Daniel J. Riverdale, NY

"Eight other doctors, affiliated with four other teaching hospitals in New York City, diagnosed my problem as stemming from a herniated disk compressing the nerve at the L5/S1 level. Why is it significant that Dr. Waldman made his diagnosis on Tuesday, April 9th? Because two surgeons, one specializing in neurosurgery and the second in minimally invasive spine surgery, were originally scheduled to operate on my back that day."

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Ganglion Cyst
Sandra New York, NY

"My shoulder really bothered me. I was referred to to Dr. Answorth Allen. From my very first visit I was impressed. The staff was very helpful and professional."

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Shoulder Injury/Condition
Sue Helston, Cornwall, UK

"28th July, 1968 was a day that changed my life. From being a fit, attractive and energetic 20 year old mum with an 8 month old baby I became an unattractive, disabled female with little hope of continuing to live a normal life. On this day, I was involved in a serious road accident that left me with a badly disfigured face, brain damage with memory loss, multiple vision, a hand that had been sewn back after being almost severed."

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Broken Pelvis
John Dix Hills, NY

"In the winter of 2012 I suffered a fracture in the navicular bone of my left foot. Coming from an active lifestyle characterized by explosive and aggressive movements, I have experienced many broken bones. Dr. Kennedy proposed a multilayered plan of action that would attack the problem from both the mechanical and biological ends, including a titanium screw implant, bone marrow transplant, and stem cell transplant aimed at pulling the separated bone together and regenerating damaged tissue."

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Broken Foot
Alexa West Hartford, CT

"With the help of physical therapy and my determination to return to soccer I saw positive results faster than I could have imagined. "

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Hip Labral Tear
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Robert Westwood, NJ Hip Replacement
Richard Pequannock, NJ

"My previous hip resurfacing lasted for nearly 16 years when it collapsed. We found Dr "D" and he expedited my surgery for a full new replacement. "

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Hip Replacement
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David Bellport, NY Compartment Syndrome
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Carmine New York, NY ACL Injury
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Janis Dalton, PA Hip Injury/Condition
Helena Glen Ridge, NJ

"When the pain in my left knee got so bad that it started to hinder my pursuit of International Folk Dancing, I knew it was time for me to take action. I knew about the work done at Hospital for Special Surgery. My friend recommended Dr. Rozbruch, the surgeon who replaced her both knees."

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Knee Replacement
Tyler Mastic, NY

"I have and will still recommend the H.S.S to anyone i meet that needs surgery and is scared. I do this because I feel that the Hospital for Special Surgery is the most sophisticated, intelligent, professional, caring, personalized, environment that I have ever been in. Thank you Dr. Ranawat, Rachael, James, Ana, Renee and everyone at the hospital, for giving me use of my right leg again, and being able to run!"

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Hip Labral Tear