A Nation in Motion: Orthopaedic Patient Stories and Resources

Your condition. Your story. Orthopaedic care is a journey thousands of people embark on each day. Hear directly from other patients about what the experience is like and leave your own story.

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    Spinal fusion L2-S1- Franci Cherney

    Spinal fusion L2-S1
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    Spinal fusion L2-S1- Franci Cherney

    Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United StatesDegenerative SpineSpinal fusion L2-S1 by Dr. Steven Mardjetko

    Because of my orthopedic care, I have no pain and am able to live a full life - exercising, dancing and walking in nature.

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    Robyn Benincasa

    Hip Implant
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    Robyn Benincasa

    San Diego, CaliforniaHip, Hip ArthritisHip Implant by Thomas Schmalzried, MD

    Because of my orthopaedic care, I can return to being a world champion adventure racer, San Diego City firefighter and motivational speaker.

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    Gregory Bullock

    Bi-lateral knee replacement
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    Gregory Bullock

    New Egypt, New Jersey, United StatesKnee ArthritisBi-lateral knee replacement by Roy Mittman

    Bicycle long distances and bicycle up big mountains ...

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    Julie Story

    Ankle reset; External fixator; Surgery (3 plates a...
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    Julie Story

    Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, United StatesAnkle FractureAnkle reset; External fixator; Surgery (3 plates and 17 screws) by Dr. Daniel N. Segina

    Because of the miracles worked by my orthopedic surgeon, I am able to: Walk again, operate and enjoy time on boats, swim, travel, ride motorcycles, skydive, snorkel, scuba dive, and when time and weather permits, I am ready to hit the snow ski slopes and put on my water ski!

    Life is good! 

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    Chuba Oyolu

    ACL reconstruction surgery
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    Chuba Oyolu

    San Bruno, California, United StatesKnee, Ligament Tear (ACL, MCL)ACL reconstruction surgery by Dr. Timothy R. McAdams

    "Because of my orthopaedic care, I can practice mixed martial arts again!"

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    Total knee replacement, both knees - performed 7 w...
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    Doris Pope-Banks

    Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United StatesKnee ArthritisTotal knee replacement, both knees - performed 7 weeks apart.

    I went on vacation and walked around the lake and took the trail to the peaceful waterfalls! My knees work well and they don't hurt!

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    SSG Travis Mills

    Multiple Orthopedic Treatments
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    SSG Travis Mills

    Vassar, MichiganArm and Elbow, Leg, Leg Fracture, Wrist and HandMultiple Orthopedic Treatments by Drs. Scot A. Youngblood and Leo T. Kroonen

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    Carole Cleere

    L4-L5 laminectomy with fusion
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    Carole Cleere

    Merion Station, PennsylvaniaLumbar Disc Herniation, Neck and SpineL4-L5 laminectomy with fusion by Dr. Alan Hilibrand

    Because of my orthopaedic care, I can practice law, enjoy and travel with my children and grandchildren, walk 2-3 miles a day (weather permitting), cook for dinner parties for family and friends and general participation in Life as if I were 25 years younger.

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