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Thomas Gibson, age 60, Lehigh Acres
After months of suffering from hip pain, 60-year-old Thomas Gibson underwent the anterior approach to hip replacement: I am back to golfing 18 holes again and I must say that my game has improved tremendously. Most importantly, I can bend over, tie my shoes and function normally again. You cant put a price on the simple tasks that we do every day.
Doris Sanders, age 85, Lehigh Acres
Nearly bedridden with hip pain, Doris underwent the Anterior Approach to hip replacement: I was up and walking immediately following surgery. Less than a month later, I walked without assistance into my 85th birthday celebration. Now I am enjoying gardening, swimming and active living. The Anterior Approach gave me my life back.
Pastor William Fay, age 69, Fort Myers
After years of suffering from knee pain, William Fay underwent a total knee replacement: Before surgery, I walked with a limp, could no longer play golf and lived in chronic pain. As a traveling pastor, I found it difficult to stand through sermons. Following surgery and recovery, Im golfing, preaching and enjoying my life again. Im grateful to Dr. Curcione and his staff for their skill and compassion.
Susan Fuller, 56, LaBelle
Susan had a history of osteoarthritis causing her severe joint pain in both her hips and knees. In addition, an old knee injury continued to cause her pain. Eventually, the pain was so severe that she underwent knee replacement surgery. While her knee improved, her osteoarthritis continued to cause pain. When medication and non-surgical treatment did not result in improvements, Susan underwent the anterior approach to hip replacement. I was up and walking following my surgery and home within 48 hours with little to no pain, said Susan. I am nearly 100 percent improved. I work with preschool children so I am very active. I am back to gardening, swimming, riding my bike and living my life without pain. I only wish I had not waited so long.
Jonathan Hill, 50, Fort Myers
After months of living with severe hip pain, Jonathan used a walker or cane to get around. After a fall and injury, he was referred to me and underwent the Anterior Approach to hip replacement. After a short recovery, I am no longer in pain. I am walking without the cane or walker. I highly recommend the Anterior Approach to hip replacement if you are living with hip pain and need surgery.
Please note: As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can determine whether an orthopaedic implant is an appropriate course of treatment. There are potential risks, and recovery takes time. The performance of the new joint depends on weight, activity level, age and other factors.