Inspiring Stories in Your Selected Condition

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Allie Newman

Pacific Palisades, California

Total Femur Replacement (Including Half Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement) by Jeff Eckardt, MD

Because of my orthopaedic care, I can now ride a bike and take my dogs for a walk.

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Dan Vonk

Kingsland, Georgia

Chondrosarcoma of Right Femur/Hip; Prosthetic Right Femur with Total Hip Replacement by Mary I. O'Connor, MD

Because of my orthopaedic care, I can play with my kids and coach tennis!

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Turid "Terri" Njaa

Chicago, Illinois

Removal of Osteochondroma at T7-T8 by Michael F. Schafer, MD

Because of my orthopaedic care, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, I can walk and do not have to wear diapers!

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Bryanne Vergara

Calgary, Canada

Total Knee Replacement; Limb Salvaging Surgery by Norman Schachar, MD

Because of my orthopaedic care, I can walk, I can work out and I can feel like a normal person.

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Josalyn Kaldenberg

Woodward, Iowa

Limb Salvage, Involving Resection/Removal of Humerus (Osteosarcoma Tumor) and Reconstruction with Expandable Endoprosthetic, Including Elbow and Partial Shoulder Joints by Douglas Letson, MD

Because of my orthopaedic care, I can still play the piano and do gymnastics!

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Caitlynne McGaff

Boston, Massachusetts

Rotation Plasty, Chemotherapy by Mark Gebhardt, MD

Because of my orthopaedic care, I can be free to be a kid again.

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Arthur Ray

East Lansing, Michigan

Resection of Tibial Osteosarcoma Reconstruction with an Intercalary Allograft by Steven Gitelis, MD

Because of my orthopaedic care, I can walk and play some football at Michigan State University.

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Trevor Banka

Farmington, Michigan

Osteosarcoma Resection, Limb Salvage with Endoprosthesis by Michael Mott, MD

Because of my orthopaedic care, I was able to ride my bicycle across the country, twice, and was inspired to become an orthopaedic surgeon.

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Shanna Decker

Plainview, Minnesota

Rotationplasty for Osteosarcoma by Franklin H. Sim, MD

Because of my orthopaedic care, I can bike, run, climb, swim, inspire, love and live – even better than I could before.

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