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Patient Testimonials

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Katherine W., Rexford, NY - bilateral hip replacements
I am delighted to write while on my Colorado ski vacation, 9 months after undergoing simultaneous bilateral hip replacement surgery. I had thought my surgery would have caused me to sit out this season. Instead, I am enjoying my legs, which are stronger and more reliable than they’ve been in years. The victory - made possible by HSS and Dr. Mayman - is so sweet. And the ski runs this week were more gratifying than ever.

Local physicians had told me I needed hip surgery, but that I should “live with it as long as possible." Thanks, Dr, Mayman, for understanding my desire to restore full range of motion and quality of life as soon as possible. The whole HSS process was amazingly smooth and satisfying. I went from a second opinion one day to having surgery the following week! The fact that my out-of-town insurance was accepted, and covered the entire cost, was more than I ever would have believed possible.

I urge patients, if they are dedicated to do regular fitness workouts after surgery, to not wait. Get yourself back into the pursuits you love sooner rather than later and you too will feel like smiling from the top of a mountain.

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