3,016 Stories From the Community

Rick Merrick, NY

"Being an ice hockey goalie for over 40 years had wreaked havoc on both of my hips, but I still wanted to continue to play. In January of 2009, I had hip resurfacing done by Dr. Geoffrey Westrich at HSS."

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James New Windsor, NY hip Image Hip Resurfacing
Maurice Sunbury, PA

"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. "

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Chase San Diego, CA spine Image Herniated Disc
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Mary Jane Haledon, NJ knee Image Partial Knee Replacement
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Jorge Jersey City, NJ hip Image Hip Impingement
Brenna Frederick, MD

"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!"

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Meghan Bridgewater, NJ leg Image Cerebral Palsy (CP)
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Emerson Port Hope, ON, Canada hip Image Hip Labral Tear
Lisa Lake Worth, FL

"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."

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Stefanie Philadelphia, PA

"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!"

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Nancy Howard Beach, NY spine Image Spine Injury/Condition