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Richard DeLuca

Stony Point, NY

I have had four surgeries at HSS, three total joint replacements and one surgery on my hand to correct the effects of Dupuytren's contracture. My first surgery was a total left hip replacement it was done in May of 2007 by Dr. Haas and his team. In August of 2009 I had a total right shoulder replacement it was done by Dr. Rodeo and his team. In Dec. of 2009 I had a total right hip replacement which was again done by Dr. Haas. I have always been very active, I love to exercise; run, cycle, lift weights and participate in sports especially golf. Before I had my hip replacements I could barely walk to the car at the end of the workday thanks to Dr. Haas, except for running, I was able to get back to the activities I love. Before my shoulder replacement I had trouble finding a position while laying down that would not cause my damaged shoulder to ache, I definitely could not swing a golf club without pain , thanks to Dr. Rodeo I play golf without a bit of pain and most importantly I can sleep through the night without waking up. Lastly in January of this year Dr. Athanasian performed surgery on my left hand to correct the effects of Dupuytren's contracture. Dupuytren's causes the fingers of the hand to be pulled into the palm into a claw and can't be straightened. After a delicate three hour surgery my fingers and hand are back to normal. I can't say enough good things about the great care I received at HSS from not only the wonderful doctors but also the nurses, aides, the pre-surgical staff and physical therapists who helped me on my road to recovery and a pain free life.