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195 Hiking Stories

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Hiking is a great low-impact, outdoor sport. It’s generally safe for patients to participate in after having a total hip replacement or ACL surgery. Read how these patients were able to find the right trail to recovery.

Barbara New York, NY

"I was an ardent yoga practitioner for many years and avid hiker until black ice brought me down. Not in an ashram or on a mountain but right on Fifth Avenue and 13th St. I realized what had happened -- a broken kneecap -- and that I couldn’t get up. I once thought I would never cross the street without crutches again, but now I’m back on the mountain!"

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Susan K New York, NY knee Image Knee Replacement
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Rose-Marie Jackson, NJ foot Image Flat Foot
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Thomas Princeton, NJ spine Image Spine Fusion
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Ilene Congers, NY hip Image Hip Replacement
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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Bernard Wappingers Falls, NY

"The information and classes before the surgery, and the care and help you receive after the surgery, are what make HSS so special. I know that it sped up my recovery, and enabled me to return to playing tennis and hiking, the two things I like best. If you want to maintain your quality of life there is only one choice for hip replacement, HSS. I truly believe this."

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Diane Wyckoff, NJ hip Image Hip Resurfacing
Joseph Setauket, NY

"I am able to play singles tennis, hike, cycle and have a range of motion that is incredible. Dr. Su and HSS were amazing in every aspect of my recovery. "

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John J Toms River, NJ hip Image Hip Resurfacing
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Robert Wayne, NJ

"I'm just an "average joe" who had a relatively active lifestyle until osteoarthritis got the best of my hips. It took a lot of convincing before I was ready to accept that I needed surgical intervention to alleviate my worsening hip pain."

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