2,973 Stories From the Community

Michaela Camden, NY

"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."

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Margaret Boynton Beach, FL

"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. "

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Linda Jersey City, NJ hip Image Hip Replacement
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Harlan New York, NY arm Image Arm Injury/Condition
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Roree Honokaa, HI shoulder Image Shoulder Injury/Condition
Antonio São Paulo, Brazil

"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. "

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Rhoda N. Manhasset, NY

"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. "

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Jameson Pittsburgh, PA arm Image Tommy John Surgery
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Miguel New York, NY spine Image Spine Fusion
William J. Elmhurst, NY

"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."

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Brant Hoboken, NJ

"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. "

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Jean New Windsor, NY

"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. "

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