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Lana Bakhash, Great Neck, NY  knee surgery
I had a very serious accident in Israel this past summer where I broke both of my patellas. After surgery in Israel and staying a week in Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, it was recommended that I come back home to New York and see Dr. David Helfet at HSS. I was lucky enough to get an appointment for the morning after my arrival. Needless to say, it was an extremely stressful trip back home. Flying for 12 hours without any braces on my legs for support, I couldn't wait to land in my hometown. At 8:30 the following morning I was wheeled in and welcomed to HSS by anyone and everyone I needed help from. Up on the second floor I was greeted by Dr. Helfet's staff and fellows. I was comforted and reassured that I was in good hands now and on the road to recovery. After having xrays done by extremely experienced technicians, I was then back in the doctor's exam room with a team of wonderful professional people. Everyone was more than comforting, and they all took the time to explain the entire process to me. Dr. Helfet was able to promise me that I would be able to walk normally again, and even dance at my daughter's wedding in the months to come. I was put in braces, and given instructions on physical therapy and left with such a wonderful feeling, one which I hadn't experienced since my accident. more

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