Excellent, just excellent! Bacteria free is a big factor in today's surgeries. I chose one of the best doctors who is so personally involved, he made my decision very easy. I was up and about 2 days after surgery and from there, I went to Burke Rehab for 2 weeks. During this time, I never used a cane. I was back to activity after 3 months with precautions. I just turned 66 and am still going strong! If I have any questions, I call my PA Penny regarding any issues relating to healing and processes and return to activity. The greatest things are surely done at HSS! Warm regards, Sandra F.