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 worried before the trip that I wouldn't be able to make it, but I tried my hardest in PT, got some acupuncture treatments, and then I felt I was ready, so I went for it! I was so happy to make it to the bottom and enjoy the day at the springs with my family. It was the high point of my spring vacation. My warmest thanks to Dr. Mayman and the wonderful staff at HSS!