"As a teenage athlete, I suffered from chronic shoulder dislocations. After TWO unsuccessful Putty-Platt procedures, I dislocated during a semi-pro football game and was taken to NY Hospital's Emergency Room. After many unsuccessful attempts to reduce my shoulder, the decision was made to sedate me as the attempts were very painful. After meeting with the late Dr. John Marshall, the then NY Giants Orthopedic Physician, he decided to take me on as a patient. We discussed the new concept of Sports Medicine and I would be one of his first patients. "
"Before surgery, I could not do any physical activity involving my hip. At the time I was a swimmer. Every day after practice, my teammates would have to help me out of the pool because of the pain. Even outside of practice, my hip would affect every aspect of my life. My experience at Hospital for Special Surgery was nothing but positive. Although recovery was difficult, the staff was very friendly and concerned about making the process as smooth and pain free as they possibly could. Since the surgery, my hip has become completely pain free and I am more active than ever!"
"Dr. Kelly and his team were amazing, the surgery went really well and recovery was very straight forward. I am based in Florida but I didn't feel the distance, any queries I had were quickly answered and I felt I got all the support I needed. I was back running at 4 months post op, back at soccer at 7 months and completed my first ever half marathon just under one year post op. I know that I made the right choice with Dr. Kelly and HSS."
"The staff at HSS were amazing and took excellent care of me. After rigorous physical therapy and my favorite, Active Release Therapy, I was able to slowly increase my activity levels. Now, I am running 25K trail runs, hiking the Presidential Traverse, and completing high intensity workouts. I am in better shape than I was before I even started having hip pain!"
"This video is me finishing a 5 mile walk on New Year's Day, 2015 after total right knee replacement 8 months earlier. I was a runner for 30 years, competing in the NYC Marathon and multiple other races. My new passions are walking, biking, hiking, golf, and swimming. Thanks to the HSS and Dr. Geoffrey Westrich and his team, including Dr. Heather Struhl and Denise Palacios, for making my surgery experience both very successful and positive!"
" I drove from Philly to NYC to see Dr Kelly in Oct. of 2008, and I knew from the minute that I met him that he was going to change my life. Dr. Kelly repaired my right hip in 2008 and my left hip in 2012. I choose not to run marathons anymore, but I mountain bike, hike, play volleyball, surf, ski and snowboard with no pain at all. I am thankful everyday that I met Dr. Kelly and his team!!!"