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Patient Testimonials

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Laura Kielczewski, New York, NY hip resurfacing
I have been extremely athletic since I was a teen and played a lot of rough sports. I studied karate for 13 years, I boxed for 13 years which included a lot of running, and then played soccer for almost 4 years -- a lot of repetitive movement and high impact on the joints. Several years ago (at the age of 41), I was stretching at the gym after a good workout and felt something "pop" in my groin area. It didn't really hurt at the time and so I continued about my day, walking around, shopping, etc., a typical Saturday afternoon. I went to sleep later that evening and at some point in the middle of the night, I woke up in agonizing pain, unable to move my leg. I was in excruciating pain for a few days before I went to a doctor to see what was wrong. more

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