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266 Knee Replacement Stories

The knee is the most complex joint in the body and extremely vulnerable to injury and arthritis. When everyday activities like sitting and climbing stairs become too painful or difficult, orthopedic surgeons usually recommend total knee replacement surgery. Read the stories of patients who chose to have a knee replacement at HSS to get back in the game.

Janet Helmetta, NJ

"I am so amazed by Dr. Vad's techniques and personable manner, I will use him forever! Thank you Dr. Vad and The HSS for being the best of the BEST of the BEST!"

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Carol J Mahwah, NJ

"On November 9, 2011 I had a total knee replacement. Dr. Steven Haas is not only an excellent surgeon, he is the Michelangelo of knee surgery. I cannot thank Dr. Haas and his entire staff enough, plus the staff at HSS. I was cared for with kindness and compassion. Now, five months later, the results have been wonderful. Thank you."

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Joan Greenwich, CT

"After 2 months of intensive physical rehabilitation, I 'graduated' to strength and fitness training and am still 'pumping iron' and enjoying it! "

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Debbie Calumet City, IL

"I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Mayman, his team and Hospital for Special Surgery for providing the best medical and nursing care I ever had. I am back at work seeing a full schedule of patients, pain free with 121 degrees of flexion in the left knee. The Oxinium knee changed my life."

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Kim A Readington Township, NJ

"I was very pleased with HSS from the first time I visited one of their specialists. My hospital stay was exceptional. "

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Ellen O. Bethlehem, PA

"As a 'young' candidate for a knee replacement at 40 years old in 2000, exhaustive research led me to Dr. Haas at HSS in NYC. The course of my life was forever changed by his talent as a surgeon, sharing of knowledge and most of all, compassion of a magnitude that required nothing less than me paying that same compassion forward. "

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Sylvia L. Briarwood, NY

"On Jan 17, 2011, I had a total knee replacement. This was after suffering with painful arthritis for years and being bow legged on one side for 2 years. I had a great surgeon, Dr. Windsor."

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Linda Jackson, NJ

"Dr. Michael Parks performed a total knee replacement on 2/18/10. I cannot thank Dr. Parks enough for his skill and kindness. If everything in life goes as smoothly for me as this surgery, I'll be happy. "

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Deidre Jackson Heights, NY

"My TKR surgery has made me whole again, free from pain, back at the gym, working, and living my life. "

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Betsy Ann Arbor, MI

"I actually carry lots of Dr. Mayman's cards and hand them out to anyone who talks with me about knee pain. I live in Ann Arbor, MI and would travel any distance to work with Dr. Mayman. Thank you HSS."

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Aristotel Rockville Centre, NY

"I required total knee replacement of my left knee. On Nov 2, 2010, I had my replacement. The operation took approximately one hour and I was home three days after the surgery. My treatment and care at HSS was exemplary. Today is Mar 21, 2011 and I am fully capable and have returned to my full work schedule without any pain."

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Prafula Iselin, NJ

"Dr. C. Ranawat and nurse Sarah West are the best in the business."

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