"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. My surgeon 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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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 ..."
"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."
"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."