"It was August 13, 2005 and what a perfect day it was to play soccer. I remember everything about that day. During my first game of the tournament; my teammate passed me a through ball, I ran onto it, and for some reason I still don’t understand I slid to get the ball, and as I did the other teams keeper came out to get the ball, and we collided. Here I was 65 pounds soaking wet, going up against someone who was twice my size, so you can bet the outcome wasn’t very good."
"I was born with a dislocated hip. As a young child I spent 2 years in body casts. I never had surgery to correct this. When I was 48 the pain was so severe I knew I needed to do something. I visited 2 orthopedic surgeons. They both agreed they did not know if they could make me better after surgery as the standard prostheses would not fit me as I had no hip socket. Then I found HSS and Dr Figgie. He assured me he could correct my problem with a custom made prostheses. "
"I go down stairs, surf, ride skateboard, all of them without pain. For giving me back all my mobility without pain, I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Rozbruch. "
"On August 1, 2011, I had my left knee replaced at HSS. I had been told by friends that most people that have one knee replaced are hesitant about going back and having a replacement of the other knee. The care I received at HSS by the doctors, nurses, aides, rehab services, etc. left no doubt in my mind. "
"I had spine surgery on Feb. 3, of this year. My doctor was Patrick O'Leary. I had a very positive experience at HSS. I would highly recommend this hospital to anyone interested. My care was totally professional . Many thanks to all."
"Had my left hip replaced July 2013 (chronic osteoarthritis), and my right knee (an old injury) replaced in December 2013. In April 2014, less than 4 months after having the knee done, I was able to manage a rigorous 1-hour hike down a steep mountain trail to one of my favorite spots in the world, a natural desert hot spring and river called Deep Creek, located in a high desert plateau north of Lake Arrowhead in Southern California. "
"I was cared for with kindness, compassion, humor. The nurses were ALWAYS available, explaining every thing they were doing and again answering all my questions and giving me encouragement. "