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2,098 Stories From the Community

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
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Jean Wappingers Falls, NY Hip Replacement
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Carolyn New York, NY Broken Wrist
Kendall West Orange, NJ

"Dr. Jerabek reassured me that having a hip replacement in my 30s did not mean the end of my hobbies - martial arts and adventure hiking. He was right - 4 months and 1 week after total hip replacement, I hiked 80 miles in Nepal to reach Everest Base Camp!"

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Hip Replacement
William East Quogue, NY

"This commendation goes to the team effort of three specific individuals that made it possible for me to continue to walk and live a normal unrestricted life. It started with the keen skills of Dr. Brian Halpern who instantly recognized that my sudden onset of shin splints was a serious lower back problem that had developed. I was training at 65 to take my first vacation in years to go climbing in the Alps."

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Spine Injury/Condition
Annette Staten Island, NY

"After suffering for many years I decided that my only course of action would be surgery. I researched many doctors and hospitals before choosing the hospital for special surgery and Dr. Alexander Hughes as my physician. I had bulging discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and arthritis. These conditions prevented me from standing for more than a few minutes and not being able to walk one block without severe pain."

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Spine Injury/Condition
Patricia Woodland Park, NJ

"In 2011, I tore the medial meniscus of my right knee and had it repaired at a large New York hospital. Expecting a full recovery in six weeks, what followed ..."

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Knee Replacement
Diana Oakdale, NY

"My own personal miracle corrected my serious spinal and scoliosis in a single operation and gave me back a quality of life, which I didn't think possible at my age."

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Scoliosis
Tyler Merrick, NY

"About three years ago, my shoulder started dislocating when using it. I always wanted to get the surgery, but was scared. It wasn't half as bad as I thought I was gonna be and little did I know I was surfing in 2 months."

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Dislocated Shoulder
Sammy Sea Girt, NJ

"Dr. MacGillivray is clearly very knowledgeable in his specialty. He is confident in what he diagnoses & with his prognosis. He is clear & concise with what he says. The appointments go very quickly, but if you forget to ask any questions directly to the doctor, you can always call the office & they will assist. We were also very satisfied with HSS. We needed to go there for MRI's & for 2 surgeries. It is a well-oiled machine: from the doorman to the intake personnel to the nurses to the aftercare personnel. Everyone knows their job completely."

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Osteochondritis Dissecans
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Christina New York, NY Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
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Bobbi Brooklyn, NY Herniated Disc